CELEBRATE TRUTH: SEEKING courageous producer for our inaugural international concert. The IDEAL concert venue will be near Centennial Olympic Park. This large geographic area around downtown Atlanta is considered ‘the heart & soul’ of the South. A writer and his local grassroots organization, Atlanta: City of Peace Inc (ACP), has offered use of their name as the ideal brand-name for the unofficial 'Capital of the South' which represents 7 states of the USA and more than 77 million USA citizens. The global peace legacy of ©Georgia: The Peace State™ can blossom like a gigantic peace garden and grow to inspire many, MANY millions worldwide, including the 1000+ peace organizations of the world.
FOUNDATION: According to John R. Naugle, who created the ideal branding terms Atlanta: City of Peace and Georgia: The Peace State, "The IDEAL Founding Producer for our historic inaugural ‘PEACE POP-2022' Concert will understand they are helping our city and state to ‘mine’ a GREAT asset of our Global Family. Cultivating the virtue of PEACE will deliver an immense new windfall of economic & societal revenue to our City through TOURISM: The World's Biggest Peace Industry." He stated, "We want to locate & engage a founding concert producer who appreciates all of the international aspects of our GREAT city. Ideally our concert will grow into an annual International Festival of musicians, culture and performers. ATLANTA: City of Peace is an international city and we need an annual international festival to help our Global Family to celebrate our unity!" According to a 2019 report by Global Atlanta, the estimated International Student Expenditure in Georgia was $855,555,471. Also the leading places of origin for international students was India & China.
AWESOME: It is important to note that Dr. King is already celebrated as the most globally-productive peace movement protégé of Mahatma Gandhi who is often referred to as Father of INDIA: The World's Biggest Democracy and Man of the Millennium; Years 1000-2000. In the last 1000-year period of human history, it was Gandhi who excelled in the area of SERVICE, above everyone else. (FYI: 2019 was Gandhi's 150th Birth Anniversary and we encourage everyone to always celebrate his legacy). Our ideal Founding Concert Producer will appreciate the fact that Dr. King himself continues to appeal to everyone -- even from his tomb -- to always remember ‘the Mahatma’ (Great Soul). Dr. King proclaimed:
“Gandhi was inevitable. If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable.
He lived, thought and acted, inspired by the vision of humanity evolving
toward a world of peace & harmony. We may ignore Gandhi at our own risk.”
NOTE: The inaugural ‘Peace Pop’ Concert Producer chosen, along with their production team, will be ‘gifted’ with immediate use & development of PeacePop.org, our site]. They will be invited to take control, build-out and promote this historic inaugural event in every manner they deem effective. Since our grassroots organization is still without the help of professionals who know about fundraising (and we are still unfunded) then our courageous new Concert Producer is humbly asked to handle production in every effective way possible. We are certain our future concert developer will align with this GREAT quote by Winston Churchill:
"History will be kind to me... for I intend to write it!"
This 2021-2022 inaugural Peace Pop Concert will bring in the 2022 New Year with GREAT VISION! When we locate a visionary Producer with a HUGE Foundation, then it could fill "The HEART of the City" with fans who love the international aspects of Dr. King's birthplace. Our Global Family is beautiful when we celebrate all of its diversity.
PROPOSED IDEAL PERFORMERS for FUTURE Peace Pop Concerts: We are committed to the DREAM of helping our GREAT CITY and GEORGIA: The Peace State to become formalized as a global capital, nexus, ecosystem and beacon of love, peace, healing and hope for our entire Global Family and for all generations to come. Let's welcome musicians from different parts of the world to help our Global Family to CELEBRATE better. It's OK if the inaugural Peace Pop Concert is small and intimate with only a few performers who bring their GLOBAL music & art. Let's remember Gandhi's proclamation:
“For it matters not how small the beginning may seem to be: what is once well done is done forever.”
MUSIC is transforming the health and future of our Global Family (see GREAT quotes at end). Please help us to connect with international talents for future events.
“Peace Pop” DETAILS:
A) Our name PEACE POP reflects upon the fact that Peace is now ‘popping" in many, many thousands of peace projects worldwide. Consider the global success of the 2005 LIVE-8 Concert which was broadcast on 150+ television networks and almost 2,020 radio networks. We LOVE what Sir Bob Geldof courageously proclaimed at the height of this historic global event:
“Mahatma Gandhi freed a continent,
Martin Luther King freed a people and
Nelson Mandela freed a country!
It does work. They will listen!”
With annual “Peace-Pop” celebrations being followed by January 1st - Global Family Day gatherings - Atlanta is indirectly volunteering to inspire, lead and shape ‘the new era of transformation' that is now upon our entire Global Family. PEACE POP also reflects upon & celebrates the historic 1970 Atlanta International Pop Festival where Jimi Hendrix headlined and delivered inspiration to over 300,000 concert goers. Click this link Youtube for raw/rare footage of Jimi Hendrix Experience & ATL Intl Pop Fest which is considered...
"Greater than Woodstock!"
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Church Trailer
B) Our ideal “Peace-Pop” New Year’s (2021-22) concert venue will be near Centennial Olympic Park and Dec. 31st is the IDEAL DATE. Did you know? The FIRE-lighting of this Olympic Torch in 1996, UNITED OUR GLOBAL FAMILY and symbolized, or represented a sacred commitment to PEACE by each of the many nations of Earth which sent players/participants to Dr. King's birthplace.
C) The bold Peace Pop Concert Producer accepting the challenge of leading this Inaugural “Peace-Pop” Celebration will forever be identified in Atlanta’s historical records for “Birthing” this future international New Year's event. Their success will also add symbolic fuel to the Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic legacy and the Olympic Torch’s symbolic fire.
D) Speaking of fire, Atlanta’s Official Symbol & Seal since 1887 is the mythological Phoenix, known widely in Native American legend as “the Bird of Fire!” The Phoenix is a GREAT symbol of many nations’ myths and it very literally represents the rebirth of Atlanta out of the ashes after it was burned down in the Civil War. The success of this inaugural “Peace Pop" New Year’s Celebration (2021-2022) will substantially add to Atlanta’s long legacy of rebirth & transformation, plus bring it onto the global stage so it may serve and inspire our Global Family better.
[wiki-page] Atlanta’s Official Seal - from the Ashes (The Phoenix)
E) Therefore, the bold concert producer accepting the challenge of creating this Inaugural “Peace-Pop” Celebration will be lighting a figurative ceremonial-fire which perpetuates the ancient stories of the mythological Phoenix. They will be making “good medicine” AND New Year's Fireworks for our entire Global Family. As the old, old Native American Phoenix legend goes: “One day in the beginning times, the sun looked down and saw a large bird with shimmering feathers. They were red & gold - bright & dazzling like the sun itself.” The sun called out, “Glorious Phoenix, you shall be my bird and live forever!” The Phoenix was overjoyed hearing this... It lifted its head & sang, “Live forever! Sun glorious sun, I shall sing my songs for you alone!”
F) The inaugural “Peace Pop” Concert Producer chosen, along with their production team, will not be stressed by time-constraints. Ideally, we just need a handful of musicians and they can represent contemporary music of India, China, Africa, or include country, rock, classic, new era, acoustic, instrumental, sacred, symbolic or ceremonial music. We primarily want attendees to celebrate being together and being integral sisters & brothers of their Global Family. This historic first-ever annual event will help attendees to begin playing with the DREAM of our city and state being transformed into global capitals of peace and everyone will be a part of our collective, figurative, celebratory & ceremonial fire. These two historically GREAT peace-builders inform us of what is “on the table”...
Mahatma Gandhi stated:
“For it matters not how small the beginning may seem to be: what is once well done is done forever.”
Coretta Scott King stated:
“There is a spirit, a need, and a servant at the beginning of every great human advance.
Every one of these must be right for that particular moment of history, or nothing happens.”
Just as LOVE, the greatest virtue, is emblazoned on Coretta Scott King's tomb, so too is the great quote of Jimi Hendrix imprinted upon MANY millions of hearts worldwide. Jimi Hendrix was Rock-and-Roll's greatest instrumentalist and once proclaimed,
“Are you experienced? When the power of LOVE overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.”
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In closing... For New Year’s 2021-2022 and every year following, we are inviting peacemakers - from EVERYWHERE on Planet Earth - to ‘hold vision’ for this ultimate dream & goal...“DREAM with us that our city will be formalized as Global Capital of Peace so they may inspire our entire Global Family for many generations into the future!"
For New Year’s Day-2022, after the envisioned successful “Peace Pop” New Year’s Celebration from the night before, ALL are encouraged to gather with family, friends and neighbors to celebrate January 1st, 2022 and “Global Family Day” [also referred to as]... “One Day In Peace & Sharing”
LONG TERM VISION for future “Peace-Pop” events: We want to engage a world-class ICON & ROCK in the 'garden of peace' so we can develop a multitude of huge New Year’s Eve "Peace-Pop” celebrations in other major cities of the world, with Dr. King's birth city & state as the "CENTER-PEACE" of this global promotion. Ultimately, Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park is our ideal primary venue (capacity 200,000), but the location of our FOUNDING CONCERT will always have that legacy venue. All of these Peace Pop celebrations worldwide will ideally be linked through advanced technology. At present there are over 1000 peace organizations & 1000 environmental organizations around the world and they are propelling forth the 1000-year timeline and dream of the Peace Millennium. We invite all to be integral co-founders with us so that our city and state can become a GLOBAL ECOSYSTEM to propel healing and unity. Peace is now “popping” in many, many thousands of peace projects worldwide. With annual “Peace-Pop” celebrations followed by January 1st - Global Family Day gatherings, our city and state are indirectly volunteering to inspire, lead and shape ‘the new era of transformation’ that is now upon our entire Global Family; ONE TRIBE.
Our team invites & welcomes YOU, plus other potential official co-founders from every part of the world for developing its unique New Year’s “Peace-Pop” Celebrations. We also welcome help with every other major and minor peace project now in development. On August 28, 2010 (“I Have A Dream” Anniversary) Dr. Muhammad Yunus - a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and an official part-time resident of Atlanta - succinctly proclaimed the genuine value of supporting the creative aspirations of humanity. Dr. Yunus stated in his speech...
“For social structure,
the arts and culture
are the cure.”
In 2007, His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Nobel Peace Prize Laureate + an official part-time resident of Atlanta) stated the following in Centennial Olympic Park:
“Atlanta has a great significance, and it is a great joy for me to be with you today, the citizens of Atlanta. Visionaries such as Mahatma Gandhi and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. have shown us that successful changes can be brought about nonviolently. I believe that, at the basic human level, most of us wish to be peaceful. Deep down, we desire constructive, fruitful growth...”
[ 2007 Dalai Lama's speech in Centennial Olympic Park ]
- Additional GREAT Quotes -
Dr. King proclaimed:
“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”
Bob Dylan proclaimed:
“May your heart always be joyful.
May your song always be sung.”
Kevin M. Wall, executive producer 2005 LIVE-8 Concert, proclaimed:
“Music, like nothing else, transcends geographic borders.
It's the international language. When you combine it with a message, it can emotionally move people like nothing else.”
Albert Einstein (Gandhi proponent) proclaimed:
"If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music... I get most joy in life out of my violin."
John Legend proclaimed:
“GLORY is a call-to-arms anthem and musical symbol to the continued racial struggles in America. When people are marching with our song, we want to tell you we are with you, we see you, we love you and march on.”
Lonnie 'Common' Lynn, Jr. proclaimed:
“The Selma bridge was once a landmark of a divided nation but now is a symbol for change. The spirit of this bridge connects the kid from the South side of Chicago, dreaming of a better life to those in France standing up for their freedom of expression to the people in Hong Kong protesting for democracy. This bridge was built on hope. Welded with compassion. And elevated by love for all human beings.”
[youtube: 'Meaningful Oscars acceptance speech – John Legend & Common – Glory']
Ted Turner, founder of CNN International, proclaimed:
“Music has a great power for bringing people together.
With so many forces in this world acting to drive wedges between people, its important to preserve those things that help us experience our common humanity... I love this world. I want to see humanity succeed, and learn to live in peace and harmony with the environment and each other.”
Lao Tzu (2,500+ years ago) proclaimed:
“Music in the soul can be heard by the Universe.”
Johnny Depp proclaimed:
“Music touches us emotionally, where words alone cannot.”
Kahlil Gibran proclaimed:
“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.”
Confucius (2,500+ years ago) proclaimed:
“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”
Henry David Thoreau proclaimed:
“When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable.
I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.”
“Music can change the world because it can change people.”
John Lennon (shortly after Dr. King - author of a great DREAM - was murdered) proclaimed:
“Give peace a chance. Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as ONE!”
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