Sing for Hope: Voicing the Social Imagination
Join Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora for a discussion on social imagination, universal creativity, radical welcome, and how the arts can help us create the world as it can, and must, be.
Artists play a key role in every social movement, lifting our voices, pens, brushes, and bodies to inspire, provoke, unite, and heal. What possibilities open up when we reframe our arts delivery systems to amplify our humanity, our commonality, our truths?
Using their unique talents as “social art-repreneurs,” Sing for Hope co-founders and internationally renowned sopranos Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora have unfurled an army of harmony via hundreds of artist-designed Sing for Hope Pianos in public spaces from the Bronx to Beirut, hospitals to refugee camps, empty streetscapes to the world’s busiest transit hubs.
About the Speaker
Monica Yunus is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Sing for Hope. Ms. Yunus has performed with the world’s leading opera companies, including The Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, The Zouk Festival, and in recitals in Spain, Guatemala, and her native Bangladesh. She has been named a 2016 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, honored with a 21st Century Leaders Award, as “New Yorker of the Week” by NY1, and named one of the “Top 50 Americans in Philanthropy” by Town & Country. A leading voice in the “artist as citizen” discussion, she has performed and spoken at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, Skoll World Forum, Aspen Ideas Festival, and the United Nations. The daughter of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus, Ms. Yunus is a graduate of The Juilliard School.
Camille Zamora is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Sing for Hope. An internationally acclaimed soprano, she has appeared with collaborators ranging from Yo-Yo Ma to Sting, with ensembles including London Symphony and Glimmerglass Opera, and in live broadcasts on NPR, BBC Radio, Deutsche Radio and Sirius. A graduate of The Juilliard School, she has been recognized by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and named one of CNN’s Most Intriguing People, NY1‘s “New Yorker of the Week” and one of the “Top 50 Americans in Philanthropy” by Town & Country. A regular contributor to The Huffington Post and a leading voice in the “artist as citizen” discussion, Camille has performed and spoken at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, Skoll World Forum, Aspen Ideas Festival, and the United Nations.