27th International Conference
of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

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Circus Ethiopia
1991, Circus Ethiopia took a Western circus tradition and they've been making it their own ever since!

Circus Ethiopia is performed by Ethiopian children who also take part in creating the show. The children continue to attend school, but the troupe provides a kind of home away from home when the circus in on the road. Humanitarian organizations have founds that the circus is a more effective than the media in explaining issues of health, AIDS, child abuse and family violence. These messages have become an increasingly important part of Circus Ethiopia shows.

Idir -- Algeria
  Performing -- "Ssendu"

Born in Kabylie, Idir sings of identity and cultural differences. After the international success of "A Vava Inouva", his career took on a new dimension. Idir follows his country's torturous history now from Paris and continues his political and humanitarian commitments from there. In June of 1995 he put together the concert "Algeria -- the life" with another celebrated Algerian performer, Khaled. And he was part of a tribute to Matoub Lounes, killed in June 1998.

Vanessa-Mae -- Singapore/United Kingdom
  Performing -- "Song for Humanity" -- "Storm"

Vanessa-Mae is a unique icon in the world of music straddling the worlds of classical and pop. The youngest person ever to record the Beethoven and Tschaikovsky violin concertos, she has gone on to win numerous awards, including; "Best Selling Classical Artist in the World". Her debut pop album "The Violin Player" is the most successful debut instrumental pop album ever, charting in over 25 countries.

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