Dee Dee Bridgewater Appears at United Nations World Food Day
Singer will appeal for international solidarity to finance fight against world hunger
In observation of the 31st United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s World Food Day, and coinciding with the 66th anniversary of the founding of the FAO, a special ceremony is being held in New York City today that will bring together the prominent people and opinion leaders from UN system, humanitarian and development organizations and the private sector. Singer Dee Dee Bridgewater will speak at the event as part of her long-standing efforts to assist the FAO in their global outreach to end hunger.
The event will be an opportunity to raise funds in support to agriculture and livelihood recovery projects in the Horn of Africa and to assist households to meet their food needs over the next six months and beyond.
Bridgewater is currently in the midst of a world-wide tour in support of Midnight Sun, a collection of love songs released on her own DDB Records/Emarcy (Universal) label.