An afternoon of music in celebration of World Human Rights Day
Join CW4WAfghan to celebrate World Human Rights Day on December 10th, with a live musical performance from Elham Fanoos, on Saturday December 12th. Fanoos says that his life's work "is to embody a positive face of Afghanistan’s future and to provide hope to musicians and artists living under threats to their creative expression all around the world". Music is a universal language with the power to lift and unite us, and we can think of no better vehicle for marking and celebrating the importance of universal human rights.
Elham will perform music from a range of genres, including traditional Afghan folk songs arranged for piano. Audience members will also have a chance to participate in a Q&A.
This event will include an introduction from CW4WAfghan Executive Director and human rights activist, Dr. Lauryn Oates.
Saturday December 12th
10am PST/11am MT/1pm EST
Click here to register. This event is free and open to all. Donations to support our work in Afghanistan will be gratefully accepted.
About Elham Fanoos
The 23-year old Elham Fanous is the leading Afghan pianist of his generation. He has performed internationally in Europe, Asia and North America, and as a soloist at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Carnegie Hall in New York City, and at the Library of Congress for the 2017 Anne Frank Awards Ceremony. He has also played for former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and international dignitaries in Kabul, as well as at the Afghan Embassy in Washington DC through the Embassy Series: Uniting People Through Music Diplomacy.
He was the 3rd prize winner in the Golden Key International Piano Competition in Frankfurt in 2012 and the Hunter College Concerto Competition. Elham has been profiled on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition by host Renee Montagne, the BBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, among others. He recently became a recipient of Young Musical Scholars Foundation, and is the subject of a German television documentary (ZDF tivi). Elham is currently pursuing his masters degree at Manhattan School of music under the instruction of Philip Kawin.