Creative Community for Peace to Honor Top Music Execs for Second Annual Gala
Aaron Bay-Schuck, Jacqueline Saturn and Troy Carter are among those receiving recognition at the Sept. 26 event.
“Creative Community for Peace was founded by entertainment industry executives on the principal that music and the arts can be a unifying force to bring people of different backgrounds together. We also believe that a cultural boycott of Israel does not further the prospects for peace,” says CCFP co-founder David Renzer and director Ari Ingel.
“Music and all creative art forms have the unique ability to pierce through cultural barriers, reshape perspectives, and create common ground,” says Saturn. “CCCP bridges divergent communities, enabling them to find a common voice. Now more than ever, the creative community must take a courageous stance against those that seek to divide rather than unite. I am proud to be in a position to empower artists from many different backgrounds to help us get to ‘higher ground.’”
Kolm, whose current clients Maluma, Carlos Vives and Wisin have all performed concerts in Israel, asserts that he is “a firm believer in the power of music to bring people together.”
“Our artists are always embraced [in Israel[ with enthusiasm and love in such a way that truly shows that music crosses all cultural and national boundaries to unite us,” he adds.
Ziggy Marley, who has played to crowds in Israel many times, proffers that “we all should use our voices, music, and art in the struggle for justice, love, and peace for all human beings of all races, religions, and ethnicities.”
Carter first visited Israel when he was managing Lady Gaga, who played to a sold-out crowd in Tel Aviv in Sept. 2014, affirming, “the world view of Israel is just not reality.”
“There is no better way to bring people of different backgrounds together than through the arts,” says Carter. “This is why I share the vision of Creative Community for Peace and am proud to receive their Ambassador of Peace award.”
A limited number of tickets for the Celebrating Ambassadors for Peace gala are available for purchase at the CCFP website.
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