Performances by the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award-winning musician and philanthropist; the esteemed US Air Force military band; and the popular Indonesian singer-songwriter will cap off the high-level two-day summit
[NOTE: The US Air Force Band of the Pacific is performing in place of the previously announced 7th Fleet Band]
BALI, INDONESIA – NOVEMBER 11, 2022 – EGOT Award-winning singer-songwriter John Legend, the United States Air Force Band of the Pacific, and Indonesian singer-songwriter Sandhy Sondoro will close the Atlantic Council Global Food Security Forum in Bali, Indonesia with a special performance on the evening of November 13, Atlantic Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe announced today.
Multiplatinum artist John Legend has garnered twelve Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, and an Emmy Award, making Legend the first African-American man to earn an EGOT. Legend has released eight celebrated albums over the course of his career, including, Get Lifted (2004), Once Again (2006), Evolver (2008), Love in the Future (2013), Darkness and Light (2016), A Legendary Christmas Deluxe (2019), Bigger Love (2020) and most recently, LEGEND (2022). Earlier this year, Legend launched his critically acclaimed Las Vegas Residency entitled, “Love In Las Vegas” which began in April 2022 at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. A full biography of Legend is available here.
The U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific, established in October 1941, performs roughly 200 times a year for a global audience of more than 125,000 people. They have entertained across the Pacific, including in Hong Kong, Burma, Guam, Singapore, India, Mongolia, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Taiwan, the Philippines, Laos, Korea and Japan. The band features numerous ensembles, including saxophone, popular music, and brass quartets. More information about the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific is available here.
Sandhy Sondoro’s music is influenced by American and British rock legends like the Beatles and Led Zeppelin. He is sometimes called the Ben Harper of Jakarta. A full biography of Sondoro is available here.
The Atlantic Council Global Food Security Forum, an official sideline event of the G20 in Indonesia, is co-hosted and supported by the Gaurav & Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation. It is also held in partnership with the Republic of Indonesia’s Ministry of Defense and the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment.
The forum will gather international, regional, and local food security leaders, including government officials, business, media, academic experts and civil society leaders. It aims to allow participants to help inform public policies, shape business practices, and frame media discourse amid G20 momentum.
Further details on the performers and the Atlantic Council Global Food Security Forum may be found here.