Artists for Peace (AFP) announced today the countdown to the largest peace event of the year set to take place on November 1, 2011 (11/1/11) at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk. The “Never Again” Peace Concert this year will be honoring the legendary Stevie Wonder for his continuous efforts as the United Nations Messenger of Peace.
The “Never Again” Peace Concert is an annual event that brings together some of the hottest artists from around the world for an evening celebrating life and survival. Performances by American artists Chaka Khan, Eric Benet, Pras, Malina Moye will be accompanied by world music performances by Flora Martirosian, Arto Tuncboyaciyan, and Alexia Vassiliou to name a few. The artists will perform hits of their own as well as a special selected tribute song for this year’s honoree.
Touted as one of Greece’s national treasures, Alexia is regarded as a gem internationally, too. Soulful and versatile singer, songwriter, performer, musician with a series of gold and platinum records to her credit, not the least of which was her debut that sold almost 200,000 copies, Alexia possesses a voice and style that is unforgettably singular. Striking beauty and inordinate talent—these qualities are surpassed only by the warmth and strength of her spirit.
The “Never Again” Peace Concert serves to increase awareness and create better understanding of the injustices of discrimination. In the words of founder Flora Martirosian, “We must do everything we can so that, in this day and age and beyond, we make sure we educate our youth to be more understanding and harmonious” Martirosian goes further on to say “It is with great respect and pleasure that we are able to give the United Nations Messenger of Peace, the legendary Stevie Wonder the AFP Angel Award for his ongoing work to help others through change.”
Proceeds from the concert event goes to benefit several key charities. These organizations include Children with Leukemia in Armenia, The Chaka Khan Foundation, We Are You Foundation, Genocide Memorial Museum to name a few. You can join these artists and supporters from around the world of music and art. Tickets are now available through all Ticketmaster outlets and Gibson Amphitheatre box office. Tickets start at just $40.
The concert’s founding organization, Artists for Peace began in 2008 by founder Flora Martirosian whose mission is to unite artists from around the world for genocide awareness. Through the universal language of music and art, artists can help influence global change as well as educate and prevent further crimes against humanity. (www.Artists4Peace.org)