UN Chamber Music for Nelson Mandela International Day – a virtual concert to celebrate
The UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council (UNCMS) presents a concert. It is in celebration of Nelson Mandela International Day. The music repertoire of the concert honours the African heritage. It features compositions by extraordinary black composers who changed the course of classical music history.
Opening messages are delivered by H.E. Mr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the Seventy-fourth Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Melissa Fleming, UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications. The concert also features messages from special guests Ndaba Mandela – grandson of Nelson Mandela. Ilyasah Shabazz – daughter of Malcom X, and Rohan Marley – son of Bob Marley.
During the concert, the UNCMS is proud to present the International Premiere of “Madiba the African Opera”. The concert features opera singer Nonie Mtirara (Niece of Nelson Mandela). Also the world premiere of RJ Benjamin’s chamber ensemble arrangement of “Viva Mandela”, written by and sung by Onesimus.
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