Hello dear listeners,
We are so looking forward to sharing with you an incredible evening of music, spoken word and inspiration for love and peace in our world. We are working with Hibakusha Stories, and New York Society for Ethical Culture on our biggest event ever!
With Love to Hiroshima and Nagasaki: A Concert for Disarmament
2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the dawn of the Nuclear Age. In April and May the United Nations will be hosting the Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Atomic bomb survivors, known in Japanese as hibakusha, have long travelled to this conference, which happens once every five years, to demand that nuclear weapon countries disarm. For seven years hibakusha have been telling their stories to New York City high school and university students, reaching over 25,000 youth. This evening is to honor them for their tireless work for peace, to engage the larger public in the growing movement for nuclear abolition and to pass the torch to a new generation.
Saturday 2 May, “WITH LOVE to Hiroshima and Nagasaki: A Concert For Disarmament”
Doors at 7:30 PM, concert begins at 8:00 PM sharp.
An evening of music and spoken word hosted by Clifton Truman Daniel, grandson of US President Harry S Truman, and featuring:
- The Hibakusha Choir, Himawari with Fiorello LaGuardia High School for Music and Art & the Performing Arts Music Theory Choir
- Eco philosopher and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy
- Brooklyn-based composer and musician Jean Rohe
- Multi-reedist and composer Sam Sadigursky
- DJ Spooky with a sneak preview of Peace Symphony: 8 Stories
- Disarmament Educator Kathleen Sullivan
- Masaaki Tanokura, concertmaster of the Osaka Symphony, playing the Hiroshima Jogakuin hibaku (atomic bomb survived) violin
- Poet Anne Waldman with Fast Speaking Music
- Atomic bomb survivors Setsuko Thurlow, Shigeko Sasamori and Yasuaki Yamashita
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8 p.m.
The New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St, NYC