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Photographer: Vianney Le Caer

 

Location: Goma International Airport, Goma, DRC

Peace Day, Sunday 21 September 2014

The Peace One Day Concert was headlined by 5-time Grammy Nominated Recording Artist Akon 

Peace One Day made history in 2014 by taking over Goma Airport in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to hold a major concert headlined by five-time Grammy Award-nominated recording artist Akon. In an historic first, the airport hosted this major event that united more than 50,000 people, celebrating the hope for peace on Peace Day, 21 September.

 

I am so grateful to President Kabila for allowing the Peace One Day Celebration 2014 to take place at Goma International Airport. There is no better location for our show. This will send a strong message to the world that there are positive stories taking place here. Akon's performance on this day will signal a new chapter of hope for a generation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Great Lakes region. My sincere thanks to Howard G. Buffett for funding this show and to Martin Kobler of MONUSCO for reaching out to President Kabila to obtain clearance for us to hold the show at the airport. This will be a celebration to remember.

Jeremy Gilley

We would like to thank the  for making this concert possible.

 

With the support of the Government of the DRC and 

 

Gallery

Please scroll through the photos below to relive the incredible celebration for peace from Goma Airport, DRC.

Photgraphy by Vianney le Caer

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Hosted by Ayden

Contributions from Jude Law and Jeremy Gilley