Global Concert for Peace Streamed with the United Nations Association and Rotary International Exclusively on

 In recognition of International Day of Peace, and in collaboration with the United Nations Association of the USA (Southern California Division) and the Rotary Action Group for Peace, this event benefits earthquake victims in Turkey, provide assistance to refugees worldwide, support foster teens in transition, protection of endangered species, and more.

“Where words fail, music speaks.” – Hans Christian Andersen

“But only Art and Music have the power to bring Peace.” – Yoko Ono

The United Nations Association of the USA Southern California Region and the Rotary Action Group for Peace invite the world to view a free concert for peace.

Including performances from Ukraine, Iran, Turkiye, the US and more.

Viewers can enjoy the music live on KNEKT.TV and connect with performances from around the globe. The event streams free and encourages viewers to donate to the cause or causes that are highlighted throughout the event entitled “Concert for Peace, From Harm to Harmony.”

The Event Streamed live on Sunday, Sept. 17 and will be available for free on Video on Demand exclusively on the KNEKT®tv Network.

The team includes:
Barry Simon, Creator and Executive Producer
Richard Franchella, Co-Executive Producer
Kent Speakman, Producer, KNEKT.TV
Alivia Walters, Senior Lead Editor
Raychel Harvey Jones, Video Editor

Artists and performances include:

written by Michael Gaines and Barry Simon,
performed by Colin Smith, produced by Casey Conrad
video produced by Stephon Litwinczuk

Peter Yeo, President
The Better World campaign, The UN Foundation

Performed by Anna, from Ukraine

Dirk Lustig
De-Mining Ukraine

Don’t Give Up on Me
Performed by Andy Grammar and the PS22 Choir

Performed by Coldplay
Written by Shervin Hajipour

Goodbye Blue Sky
Durga McBroom, the McBroom Sisters (Pink Floyd)

The Giraffe Peace Language Song
Performed by Youth of Turkiye’

Music is a Mystery
Performed by Dimitri Chetvergov

Agirim Daay
Written and performed by Hiwa Pashaei

Wish You Were Here
Performed by Durga McBroom, the McBroom Sisters (Pink Floyd)

Performed by the Antalya Choir of Civilizations, Turkiye’
Choir Director Yilmaz Ozfirat

Written by John Lennon
Performed by Marcus Bell

Peace Through the Arts
Produced and directed by Karim Wasfi

Performed by Ema Kok

Circle of Life
Composed by Sir Elton John
Performed by Carmen Twillie and the London Gay Men’s Chorus

FANDANGO Festival Summer Strings
Performed by HOLA
The Heart of Los Angeles Youth orchestra

Special thanks to the UNA-USA Southern California Division, (a 501C-3) and
the Rotary Action Group for Peace, a 501C-3) for your support.

The event team Includes:

Barry Simon, Arzu Alpagut, Bettina Hausmann, Dr. Vicki Radel, Alison Sutherland, Sezer Aksoy, Rich Franchella, LeeAnn Robinson, Roya Saghafi, Soraya Fallah, Tatiana Vozniouk, Oscar Arslanian, Stephon Litwinczuk, Raychel Harvey Jones, and special thanks to Kent Speakman,

Elisabeth Recheis



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The Sweet Jazz Concert Series Kicks Off in Leesburg, Virginia

 International songstress Tracy Hamlin kicks off her 2022 Sweet Jazz Concert Series (SJCS) at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA on Sunday, May 1, 2022 from 4pm to 7pm. This kickoff concert features a performance from Tracy herself and special guest, Saxophonist Paula Atherton.

Baltimore born and raised, Hamlin still resides in the DMV area and her Sweet Jazz Concert Series uses music as a catalyst to give back to the community. Partial proceeds from this event go to support music scholarships and a donation to Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS). For more information on the concert series and to purchase tickets, visit

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