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Marcus Miller Named UNESCO Artist for Peace

Jul 15 2013

Two-time Grammy Award winning bassist Marcus Miller has been named a UNESCO Artist for Peace by Director-General Irina Bokova.  In his new role he will support and promote UNESCO's Slave Route Project to advance the lessons learned from the tragedy of slavery and the slave trade, and how they can be used to address many of today's major issues: national reconciliation, respect for cultural pluralism and the need to construct inclusive and just societies.  Miller began working with UNESCO in April 2012 when he took part in the first International Jazz Day and also took part in the 2nd Annual event this year held in Istanbul, Turkey. He participated in the events at the U.N. headquarters last March, commemorating the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, celebrated on March 25 every year.  Marcus is known for his work with a wide array of artists including Miles Davis, Luther Vandross, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Eric Clapton, among others.  He is currently on tour in Europe in support of his latest album Renaissance.

Last changed: Jul 15 2013 at 6:25 AM

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