Friday, May 20, 2011

Quincy Jones and the Concert for Peace

American Grammy award-winning musician and producer Quincy Jones is to lead a special concert for peace in Morocco at the Mawazine Festival which opened today and which will include artists from across the Middle East and North Africa and is designed to promote peace in the region.

“It is my hope that this concert will help provide a cultural exchange between the West and the Middle East and North Africa that will foster a better understanding of these regions and an appreciation for our common values at this crucial time in the region's history,” Jones said in a statement.

The concert will take place on May 25 during the annual Mawazine Music Festival in Rabat, and will include Western, Middle Eastern and North African musicians. Those scheduled to perform include American singers Patti Austin and Siedah Garrett, keyboardist Greg Phillanganes, hip-hop vocal group Naturally 7 and artists from Iraq, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Qatar, Syria and Palestine.

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