Barbadian Reggae Musician lands a slot on The Music 4 Peace Concert being held in South Africa during The 2010 World Cup
David Kirton lands a slot on The Music 4 Peace Concert being held in South Africa during The 2010 World Cup.
Music 4 Peace Concert is being held in Johannesburg, South Africa coinciding with the World Cup and is part of the FIFA legacy events on July 4th 2010. The groundbreaking concert will be part of a yearlong awareness campaign to create a more peaceful and greener planet for future generations.
Barbadian Reggae Artist David Kirton and his Los Angeles based band will be performing along with American Hip Hop Artist Mos Def, Jamaican Super Star Steven Marley, Isreal’s Miri Ben Ari, Pakistan’s StringsOnline and 1001 Ways. The artists will perform indivually and as fusions. Sponsors include Vibe Entertainment, The Gandhi Tour, MTV Base and The South Africa Football Association.
Music 4 Peace is a non-profit organization promoting world peace through the collaborative efforts of musicians, peace activists, community leaders and citizens alike. In addition to raising awareness for the UN’s Millennium Development Goals Music 4 Peace will use its media platform to tell the world about the drinking water situation in Africa and around the world and how we can help be a part of the solution. Donations will be solicited at the live event, internationally via the live web & television broadcast and on their websites. Music and humanitarian charities will be 2010 campaign recipients include the Clean Drinking Water Campaigns ‘Call 4 Water‘ Campaign and ‘End Water Poverty‘. Donations can be made at www.music4peace.com
At the Music 4 Peace tour launch during the Sundance Film Festival this year Russell Simmons was a key speaker. “We’re excited about the potential these diverse organizations have in coming together to harness music as a transformative and unifying power to promote peace throughout the world” Russell Simmons.
One of the key partners in this event is The Gandhi Tour. The Gandhi Tour was launched celebrating Gandhi’s 100 years of Non-violence with grandson of Gandhi, Dr. Arun Gandhi at The Earthdance Peace Festival 2006. Their mission is to unite artists and charity organizations to promote non-violence among all cultures and generations.
David Kirton shares the peaceful nature of Barbados during many interviews. Kirton’s music spreads the message of how Barbados managed to survive and prosper with peace and cultural harmony as a prevalent and desirable cultural aspect.
Though Kirton toured the States and appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” back in 1999 as part of the Spirit of Unity Tour, Kirton is making his big splash as a solo artist in the States now, in the wake of his newest award winning album Time for Change and eye-opening performance at South By Southwest 2009. He was awarded the title of Reggae Artist of the Year in 2008 and 2009, and has won a total of four Barbados Music Awards, including song and video for hit single “Green Camouflage,” a true reggae anthem embodying the best of the old rhythms and new expressions.