Friday, September 18, 2009

Global Peace Day Jam In Second Life

International Peace Day Concerts In Second Life!

DATE & TIME: Monday, 21-Sep-2009

Preparations are in the works for Second Life residents to party for
peace in aid of 'International Peace Day' on 21st September in tandem
with Real Life celebrations happening around the world. The Real Life
events span the globe from Hawaii to South Africa, Brazil to Amsterdam
tied together through one virtual reality in Second Life. This promises
to be a real global celebration of the one-day global cease fire!

In Second Life a Main Peace Stage has been prepared by Synthetyc Summer,
owner of Simplicity Island, and from 1am-10pm SLT the Main Peace Stage
will present videos, slide shows, live performances and stream the real
life events into Second Life from around the globe, including:

London – at the well known music hot spot, 'The Bedford', the live
concert is being streamed live on the internet and also in 'Second Life'
to The Blarney Stone (Best Irish Bar In Virtual Reality) and other
'Sims'. Musicians, including 'Steve Balsamo', a British singer and
songwriter, famous for his lead role in the London version of Jesus
Christ Superstar and lead vocalist of 'The Story's', will be singing for
Peace at the party along with 'Mike Lindup' of 'Level 42', 'Antonio
Forcione' and ‘Tony Moore’ (a popular real life and much-loved second
life music veteran).

California - to be held at Marin Brewing Co., Marin county's first
brewpub. Armin Winter and surprise guests to be announced – this is
California, you never know who might show up! For further information
please go to or
Contact red Velvet Media

Amsterdam - at Molly Malone’s Irish pub. Organised by Jootje
Mastenbroek-Dobber, aka JoJa Dhara (Voice 0,000,004,133) and Kees Draab
(Voice Number 0,000,004,135), aka Kaycee Drayman in Second Life, this
event will be presented at the border of Virtual Holland Business and
Virtual Rotterdam . Artists performing include some of the best-loved
Second Life artists such as Tim Anadyr, Aurora Metaluna, Yip Jannings,
Moon Spark and many more.

The Teatre Casto Alves in Brazil. Aldo Brizzi and Reis will perform in
San Paulo for a live audience, under the sponsorship of the Brazilian
Ministry of Culture, and the event will be simulcast into the NAG
virtual reality.

Additional stages have been enlisted to host simultaneous shows and
these can all be accessed from the Main Peace Stage on 21st September.
For example, the London event will be streamed to the Main Peace Stage
AND the best Irish Bar in Virtual Realty, The Blarney Stone. Other
stages are located at the NAG Art Gallery (Brazil event), Virtual
Holland (Dutch event) and d.c. al fine (South African event).

Tony Moore, Music Director at The Bedford in London hosting the live
event, states "I am honored that we are having a peace concert that will
be webcast to the world! The Bedford has always sought to champion the
best of performers and the most innovative of ways to reach appreciative

John Mahon, aka Ham Rambler in Second Life and Proprietor of The Blarney
Stone (Best Irish Bar In Virtual Reality!) adds, "This is an initiative
we are pleased to support fully. It is a chance to get together with
your friends and neighbors for a worthy cause and great music. Making it
available online lets the whole world participate!"

Rachel Riley (Voice 0,000,000,002) aka Inchino Melson (performer, Peace
In Our Lifetime partner and Second Life event organiser) in Second Life
adds, "The virtual reality of Second Life allows the organisers of the
global celebrations to tie events together in a single (albeit virtual)
location. The global events will be shared with thousands of people who
would otherwise not take part. I am thrilled that technology can bring
this unique day to people’s attention in such a fun and imaginative way."

These global celebrations have been organised by 'Peace In Our
Lifetime', a UK organisation inspired and founded by Actress and Peace
Pioneer 'Lynne Hazelden'. “The Global United Party For Peace', is a way
of bringing attention to Peace Day and thanking everyone on the ground
and in our lives who work towards peace every day,” said Ms Hazelden,
“Through this event, and 'Peace In Our Lifetime', we aim to unite all:
causes, people, cultures, nations, beliefs and non-beliefs.”

The aim of the celebration is to count one billion people around the
world who make a personal and conscious choice to stand together for
peace, freely and uniquely; and to unite all: causes, people, cultures,
nations, beliefs and non-beliefs' to one voice. This being achieved the
organisers website
( where they acknowledge and thank each
person who adds their voice to peace by providing them with a free
personalized certificate' and unique voice number.

The 'Global United Party For Peace' event is being held in support of
the excellent work of 'Peace One Day', founded by British Filmaker
'Jeremy Gilley'. In 1999, Jeremy launched the organisation to find a
starting point for peace, he succeeded and thanks to his hard work, the
United Nations made the 21st September an annual day of global ceasefire
and non-violence. On this day, in 2007, in Afghanistan, through the
efforts of 'Peace One Day', 1.4 million children were immunised for Polio.

On Peace Day 2009 around the world, people will be taking positive
action to promote peace, create ceasefires in war zones and organise
life-saving activities. In addition to the London 'Global United Party
For Peace', parties will also take place in Canada, Brazil, USA, South
Africa and Jerusalem. These parties have been organised by 'Peace In Our
Lifetime' in conjunction with a number of key partners, including 'Peace
Jam', a pioneering organisation who’s intention is to bring forth the
next generation of peacemakers. The Nobel Peace Laureates initiative
launched 'A Global Call to Action'; called 'A Billion Simple Acts of
Peace' and are working together with everyone to change the world.

“I am really looking forward to performing at 'Peace In Our Lifetimes'
London 'Global United Party For Peace' event,” said Steve Balsamo, “To
mark and celebrate a day when human beings lay down our weapons as a
conscious choice is important. I'm honoured to be communicating this
important message through music.”
If you are a Second Life citizen and want to access the Second Life
events, please use this SLURL on Monday 21st September to find signposts
to the event of your choice.

For further information about the Global Peace Jam in Second Life,
please contact:
Lady Krimmer, or visit redvelvet media - for contact information
Inchino Melson @
EdDereDdE Laval (tech support, Japan, parts of Hawaii & Brazil event), or visit for info

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