The 11th Annual Peace Lecture will take place online on 7 October, celebrating Tutu’s 90th birthday
South African cellist Abel Selaocoe and American cellist Yo-Yo Ma have been selected to perform musical offerings at Desmond Tutu’s 11th Annual Peace Lecture on 7 October.
We are excited that two incredible artists, South African cellist, @Abel_Cellist and American cellist, @YoYo_Ma, have agreed to take part in the #TutuPL2021, happening on Thursday 7 October 2021!— TutuLegacy (@TutuLegacy) October 4, 2021
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The event will celebrate the Archbishop Emeritus Tutu’s 90th birthday and will consist of lectures delivered by four global leaders: South Africa’s former public protector, Thuli Madonsela; women’s and children’s rights activist Graça Machel; chair of The Elders and former president of Ireland Mary Robinson; and, the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s highest spiritual leader.
Selaocoe stated excitedly on social media, ’I am giving this offering with one of my biggest role models Yo-Yo Ma and more incredible musicians playing a powerful struggle song of hope. It was an unreal dream to work with him’
The free online event will take place on 7 October at 6pm South African Standard Time (5pm BST, 12pm EDT). Viewers can register to be sent a link here.