"No Excuse" links Millennium Goals to Global Peace

The "No Excuse" free outdoor concert held on 31st October 2004 in New York was an event that was not to be missed. This exciting international non-political gave the public an entertaining opportunity to become involved in achi

eving the Millennium Goals. Hundreds of people took the chance to see free live music, dance and theatre performances and learn how they could lend their voice to eradicating extreme poverty.

The event had something for every taste, including performances of jazz, hip hop, salsa, world music, r&b, electronic, middle Eastern dance, theatre and much more by:

1001 Ways, Vortex, Stacy Sullivan, Gordo Gringo, Katie Pawluk, Nikki Borodi, Impact, Mamiko Tano, New Jersey Asian Youth Dance Troupe, Matthew Sulieman, Sunita, Ryan Maldinado y Grupo Salson, In the Continuum (a short play) and Shorty Brown from MTV Australia.



There were many opportunities for people to gain access to development and entrepreneurship opportunities on the local, national and global level. Many youth organizations, including World Youth Alliance and the United Nations Youth Division were present to provide background information on the Millennium Goals and point to ways for people to join in. In addition, important personalities, such as Rita Marley made special addresses to the audiences and made clear the links between achieving the Millenium Goals and global peace. 

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