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Refugee Voices CD

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Refugee Voices CD

27 March 2001

UNHCR and its "UNHCR-50" Foundation (set up last year to mark UNHCR's 50th anniversary and this year's 50th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention) are producing a CD titled "Refugee Voices" which will feature a number of refugee musicians from around the world. The CD will be recorded in Dakar in the studios of the Senegalese singer, Youssou N'Dour, who is also the musical director of the project. The disc will be launched later this year in the run-up to the first ever International Refugee Day on June 20th. On Wednesday (March 29th), Mr. N'Dour and the head of the "UNHCR-50" Foundation the Geneva-based philanthropist Françoise Demole, will be guests at the Swiss television's (TSR) weekly culture show, titled 'f@xculture.'