CULTURE

Singer Dalaras UN goodwill ambassador

Singer George Dalaras has always been popular for his songs of love, loneliness, struggles, war and peace, songs that have taken him around the world, taking us with him to all corners of the globe, geographically and ideologically. He has always put his soul into his singing and everything else he does. That is why we congratulate not only Dalaras but the UN High Commission for Refugees for its decision to declare him a goodwill ambassador at a time when there are more and more refugees and the commission’s job has become much harder, needing the support and help of us all. Over his career Dalaras has filled concert halls, stadiums and theaters with his voice, often for charity, particularly in Cyprus and in Greek communities around the world. On Thursday, Dalaras, the artist, pacifist and humanitarian, will be officially inducted as UN High Commission for Refugees Goodwill Ambassador at a ceremony in the Old Parliament to be attended by President Karolos Papoulias.