International Day of Peace with Music

4 September 2018, 1:38 PM
International Day of Peace with Music

By Adriana Reyes

September 21 is the International Day of Peace. This year, the Círculo Latinoamericano de Músicos (Latin American Cooperation Circle of Musicians), a URI member group in Mexico, will celebrate with a concert by our member Gerardo Ochoa. Gerardo was the winner of the first edition of the International Festival of Songwriters for Peace, Facundo Cabral Award, held in Argentina in 2016. The festival was held as a tangible result of the formation of the Círculo Latinoamericano de Músicos, with representatives in different countries of the region: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico. Music is a vehicle to educate people about the culture of peace and the importance of human rights in all regions.