UAE artist to participate in Vatican’s annual Christmas charity event

ABU DHABI, 10th December 2018 (WAM) – Carrying the UAE’s message of tolerance and peace to the world, a top Emirati artist will make an appearance at the 26th annual “Christmas” charity event in the Vatican, to be held on 15th December.

Dr. Hussein Al Jasmi will be the first Arab artist to appear in the prestigious annual event, which will see extensive participation by a group of international stars.


Proceeds of this year’s event will go to improving the livelihood of young refugees in Erbil and Uganda by providing education and vocational training to them through Scholas Occurrentes – an international organization of public good created by Pope Francis- and Missioni Don Bosco, a charity organisation with humanitarian operations round the world.

Al-Jasmi, who is a UN Goodwill Ambassador, described his participation in the event as a tribute to the values ​​of tolerance and moderation, instilled by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

He stressed that the UAE leadership is promoting the values ​​of tolerance so that the country becomes a global capital in which the civilizations of East and West will converge to consolidate peace and rapprochement among all peoples.

Al Jasmi will participate in the concert with the Grand Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Renato Serio. The concert will be recorded on the night of Christmas through the 5th Italian Channel and through several channels around the world.

WAM/Hassan Bashir

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