Category: Music Festival

John Lennon

Of course, John Lennon is known most for being one of the Beatles, but his iconic peace songs were produced during his solo career or with the Plastic Ono Band. “Imagine” has become an anthem for the hope of a world without destructive divisions.  It has become more than a song; it is an evocation… Read more »

Jec Dan Borlado

There are many peacemaking musicians who haven’t gained fame and fortune as entertainers but who have poured the passions into song.  Their music is often the heartbeat of grassroots movements for justice, peace, and human rights.  One such activist musician is Jec Dan Borlado from the Philippines, and one of our Peace Warriors. In 2012… Read more »

Peter, Paul and Mary

One can’t think about the protest movements in the ’60s without including the music of Peter, Paul and Mary.  Formed in 1961, the trio of Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey and Mary Travers popularized songs by Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan and others as well as adding some of their own rich tunes into the vibrant mix. … Read more »

David LaMotte

David LaMotte is a singer-songwriter and a global peacemaker living in Black Mountain, North Carolina in the U.S.  He’s made his living as a musician for many years, but in 2008 he became a Rotary Peace Fellowship which opened up the activist opportunities.  As a Rotary Peace Fellow he studied in Australia and worked with… Read more »

Arn Chorn-Pond

Arn Chorn-Pond survived the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia in part through music.  Now he uses music as a means of peacemaking and trauma healing, both personally and for his country. Raised in a family centered in Cambodian opera, when the Khmer Rouge came to power he was taken away from… Read more »