Sunday, December 14, 2008

Ithamara Koorax with Thiago de Mello, live in NY

A “United Nations” Concert Celebration:
60th Anniversary of the
“Universal Declaration of Human Rights”
World Premiere: “A Flame in the Dark”
Ithamara Koorax with Gaudencio Thiago de Mello & Amazon Big Band

Join DownBeat and Grammy Award-nominees Ithamara Koorax and composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Gaudencio Thiago de Mello for the World Premiere of “A Flame in the Dark,” his tribute to Sergio Vieira de Mello, in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Speakers will include:
William Kelly, President, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Charlotte Bunch, Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Rutgers University
Monica Aleman, International Indigenous Women’s Forum
Hossein Alizadeh, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) Catherine Albisa, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI)
Blanche Wiesen Cook, Distinguished Professor of History, The Graduate Center, CUNY
With thanks to:
Matthew Goldstein, Chancellor, CUNY
William Kelly, President, The Graduate Center, CUNY
and special thanks to Stephen Brier and Clare Coss

December 10th, Wednesday, 7:30pm
Proshansky Auditorium
The Graduate Center, City University of New York

365 Fifth Ave (btwn 34th & 35th)
No registration. Please arrive early for a seat.
Join us as we celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with distinguished guest speakers from the front lines of human rights and Gaudencio Thiago de Mello, Amazon, and Ithamara Koorax.
"A Flame in the Dark" is a tribute to Sergio Vieira de Mello, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq and the UN High Comissioner for Human Rights, and his colleagues fallen in the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad on August 19, 2003.
Thiago de Mello - Composer/Arranger/Band Leader
Ithamara Koorax - Vocalist
Helio Alves - Acoustic Piano
Leco Reis - Acoustic Bass
Helio Schiavo - Drums
Paul Meyers - Guitar
Dexter Payne - Clarinet
Diego Urcola - Trumpet
Paul Lieberman - Flute/Tenor Sax

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