World Harmony Productions has announced the artist line-up for the One World Concert —a historic celebration of peace, music and common ground—coming to the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University on Tuesday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m. Expected to be one of the largest gatherings of international artists ever to travel to the region, this special concert immediately follows a public talk by the Dalai Lama and features an original song written and performed by multiple artists, especially for His Holiness.
The all-star lineup scheduled to perform includes Don Was and his All-Star Band, Dave Matthews, Swizz Beatz, Natasha Bedingfield, David Crosby, Counting Crows, Roberta Flack, Nelly Furtado, Andy Grammer, Engelbert Humperdinck, Emmanuel Jal, Angélique Kidjo, Liel Kolet, Cyndi Lauper, Andy Madadian, Matisyahu, Nas, Phillip Phillips, A.R. Rahman, Shani Rigsbee, David Sanborn, Joanne Shenandoah, TEAL-ONE97, Voices of Afghanistan and Bebe Winans. Phil Ramone will serve as music producer and Whoopi Goldberg as emcee for the concert. For more information on the evening's performers, click here.
“After discussions with thought leaders throughout the world and with His Holiness, it became clear to me that a peace movement can only be realized when we engage the public in conversations about common ground and understanding,” explains Samuel Nappi, president of World Harmony Productions. “As music is the universal language of our soul, we are thrilled to be partnering with Syracuse University and such a talented group of artists and intellectuals to help enliven the conversation.”
Musician David Crosby says, “This event has such important chemistry. 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. Since Dave Matthews first appeared in the music world he has been trying to go for the high ground. He’s also a very powerful presence.”
Crosby adds, “There’s a chance for magic to happen here.”
Tickets to the One World Concert include admission to both the public talk by the Dalai Lama and the musical performances. Prices range from $35-$55, with a limited number of Gold Circle tickets available. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster and the Carrier Dome Box Office or 888-DOMETIX.