CULTURE

Goodwill Ambassador Dalaras

With his unique voice and the spirit of generosity that has marked his successful 35-year career, Giorgos Dalaras was named UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador for Refugees at an official ceremony in Athens on October 5, 2006. He has helped refugees since 2001, when he helped to organize a big concert for the first World Refugees Day at the ancient stadium at Delphi, as well as two concerts later that year at the Herod Atticus Theater. This week Dalaras takes up his official duties as goodwill ambassador. He will perform at two concerts, January 29-30, at the Athens Concert Hall, singing works by Argentinean composer Ariel Ramirez, Misa Criolla and Navida Nuestra. The concerts are being held under the auspices of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and all proceeds will go to programs for child refugees in Africa. (www.dalaras.gr, www.unhcr.org)