Hiroshima Festival | City of Hiroshima
The Hiroshima International Peace Culture Festival (Hiroshima Festival) is a festival of music and media arts aimed at promoting a "culture of peace," where people share their thoughts on peace in their everyday lives. It seeks to create cultural and artistic activities that symbolize Hiroshima as an "International Peace Culture City."
Hiroshima Festival provides an opportunity for people visiting the Hiroshima Metropolitan Area, including Hiroshima itself, to experience the charm of diverse and high-quality music and artistic works. It aims to deepen understanding of Hiroshima's spirit and peace while also expanding the platform for cultural organizations, musicians, artists, students, and others within the region to participate and interact. This effort is directed towards nurturing the next generation as well.
"Sowing the Seeds of Peace, Nurturing the Next Generation"
Global Voices Film Festival hosted by UN Women San Francisco Chapter
Global Voices Film Festival, hosted by UN Women USA San Francisco, exhibits films that spotlight the unique voices, stories and experiences of women. The festival, now in its fourth year, supports emerging and established female directors, producers and writers, who are creating some of the most compelling and groundbreaking work in cinema.
UN Women is the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, which works to eliminate gender discrimination and achieve equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
"Putting the Women's Agenda as a Priority."
Music to Life is revolutionizing the role that musicians play in social change.
Beyond a single anthem, benefit concert or rally, music’s true power for change lies in the hands of those who create it.
While the challenges of our communities are daunting, Music to Life knows how to find and support these musical visionaries: artists who are dedicated to helping people and the planet through their work on civil and human rights, climate change, poverty and health. Music to Life helps them enhance their outreach, deepen community organizing skills, and build effective music-driven programming.
Working together, they develop a vast network of skilled musician change agents around the country that can galvanize, heal, unify and revitalize our communities. Learn more...and join Music to Life!
World Singing Day
World Singing Day is a global sing-along held annually on the 3rd Saturday in October. As a catalyst for positive human connection, this one day each year serves as an opportunity to celebrate our global family through the international language of music.
Founded in 2012 by Colorado (USA) musician Scott Johnson, World Singing Day brings people together in their communities all around the world through the simple act of singing together.
"Sing together. Unite the world."
“We look different, we ALL smile the same”.
SkyBridge was established at Berklee College of Music in 2013 as a global project band that promotes diversity, equality and world peace with musicians around the world. The founder Utako Toyama (vocalist and composer) realized that "Music can be a bridge between people and that can happen to anyone - not just musicians" while she made friends from all over the world through music.
The slogan of SkyBridge is "We look different, we ALL smile the same" and our goal is to create meaningful experiences for the audience. We do this by making music with them at our events and thus, we connect those people beyond any borders they have.