Facebook.com/OfficialDavidCrosbyDavid Crosby and Roberta Flack are among the many international music stars that will take part in the One World Concert, which will be held October 9 in Syracuse, New York, following a public speech by the Dalai Lama. The event, which is being described as "a historic celebration of peace, music and common ground," will include the live premiere of an original tune composed specifically for the exiled Tibetan holy leader. A number of the artists on the show's bill are expected to lend their voices to the performance.
Among the other musical luminaries on the concert's lineup are Cyndi Lauper, Dave Matthews, ******** Crows, Engelbert Humperdink, acclaimed producer Don Was and lauded saxophone player David Sanborn. ****** Goldberg will serve as the event's emcee.
The concert takes place on the second day of a two-day event dubbed "Common Ground for Peace," which will include a number of academic panel discussions at Syracuse University. Proceeds from the show, to be held at the school's Carrier Dome arena, will go toward a new scholarship founded in honor of Bassel Al Shahade, a Syracuse University student from Syria who was killed in the country while shooting a documentary about the violence that has plagued the Middle East nation.
"This event has such important chemistry," says Crosby in a statement. "His Holiness the Dalai Lama seeks peace and compassion for the whole human race, and the diversity of musicians and speakers on the panels is also important."
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