Russian singer Alsou Abramova named UNESCO Artist for Peace
Russian singer Alsou Abramova will be named UNESCO Artist for Peace by the Organization’s Director-General Irina Bokova “in recognition of her commitment to help the most vulnerable people throughout the world, her charitable activities aiming to empower childhood development, and her dedication to the ideals and aims of the Organization.” The ceremony will take place at UNESCO Headquarters on 7 July at 6 p.m.
Alsou Abramova, born in 1983 in Bugulma (Tatarstan), is one of the most popular singers in the Russian Federation. She won international recognition at the age of 15 with her first recording, Alsou. In 2000, following the success of this album, Abramova signed a contract with a record company for seven more albums. In the same yea, she won the second place in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Alsou Abramova has recorded duos with artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Bon Jovi and the rapper Nelly. In 2001, she won the Best Russian Singer MTV-Europe Music Award. The artist is furthermore one of the founders and organizers of the International Folk Music Festival of Peoples of the Volga River, that attracts thousands of spectators every year.
Engaged in numerous charitable projects, Alsou Abramova created the Rainbow Foundation with her father, Senator Ralif Safin. The Foundation helps restore schools and hospitals, build churches and mosques and assists underprivileged people worldwide.
UNESCO Artists for Peace are internationally-renowned personalities who use their influence, charisma and prestige to help promote UNESCO’s message and programmes. UNESCO works with these distinguished personalities in order to heighten public awareness of the Organization’s work in culture, education, the sciences, and communication.
Journalists wishing to cover the ceremony need to request accreditation from UNESCO’s Press Service
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