Setting the Stage: 2015 and Beyond
On June 6 2014, world artists took the stage to celebrate what will happen in 2015
About the concert
Performing artists from the world over took the stage on Friday, June 6, at the United Nations, for a unique concert hosted by the President of the General Assembly, H.E. John W. Ashe. This event shined a spotlight on the enormous significance of the year 2015: a once-in-a generation opportunity to set the world on a sustainable course and to take decisive action toward a peaceful and prosperous future for the planet and its inhabitants.
Artists participating in the concert urged global citizens to tell world leaders about the world they want in 2015 and beyond by voting for their priorities on the MyWorld platform.
The concert celebrated the significant role artists play in informing and engaging people in positive change.
Taking the stage were several performers from the Caribbean, President Ashe's home region, including the iconic zouk band Kassav',soca artists Machel Montano and David Rudder from Trinidad, and Tizzy and master pannist "Lacu" from Antigua. Artists from other regions including the Band Lalon featuring Sumi from Bangladesh, fusing traditional Bengali music with rock, and Emmanuel Jal, a former child solider from South Sudan turned Hip-Hop artist and activist, brought on stage the voices of the Least Developed Countries.