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Concert of the Peace 2019
November 15, 2019
The Peace Concert is the activity during which the FHB Foundation intends to bring together a larger number of people than previous concerts. It is a concert whose entrance will be free. It has planned to attract at least 15,000 spectators from the Yamoussoukro District, mainly young people to John Paul II Square for a show rich in sounds, images and lights with nearly 20 Ivorian artists and musical groups of international and national classes from 7pm to dawn on Friday, November 15, 2019, declared "National Day of Peace" by the State of Côte d'Ivoire.
There are four reasons for choosing Yamoussoukro:
- it is the birthplace of the "Sage of Africa" and the political capital of Côte d'Ivoire,
- it is the cradle of the concept of a culture of peace created 30 years ago at the International Congress organized by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) on the theme: "Peace in the minds of men", precisely from 26 June to 1 July 1989 at the headquarters of the FHB Foundation.
- it is a tourist destination par excellence with its many assets in terms of hotels, gastronomy, living environment and history.
- and finally it is a city with a high concentration of students with institutions of excellence such as the Lycée Scientifique and the Institut National Polytechnique Houphouët-Boigny (INPHB).
Indeed, the Autonomous District of Yamoussoukro has about 300,000 inhabitants, 56.46% of whom are less than 20 years old. Through this concert, we specifically target the younger generation, essentially the generation born after the death of President Houphouët-Boigny, namely young people under the age of 25. They are our core target. We want to make them better acquainted with this exceptional man, "builder of modern Côte d'Ivoire" and "Artisan of dialogue".