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Korean soprano Jo Sumi to perform at Qatar gala dinner

Grammy award-winner and UNESCO Artist for Peace Jo Sumi will perform for some 500 VIP guests at the Reach Out To Asia gala dinner in Qatar on Monday.

The Korean soprano was to be accompanied by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, designers Pierre Cardin and Donna Karan, singers Cher and Bryan Adams in the 4th ROTA event, which also features a charity auction to help children and teenagers. 
Korean soprano and UNESCO Artist for Peace Jo Sumi. (The Korea Herald/Lee Sang-sub)
Korean soprano and UNESCO Artist for Peace Jo Sumi. (The Korea Herald/Lee Sang-sub)

Jo was to perform with UAE singer Hussein Al Jassmi.

ROTA is a Qatari-based non-profit organization that empowers local communities by providing access to quality primary and secondary education to children affected by crises across Asia.

It was launched in December 2005 envisioning “a world in which all young people have access to the education they need in order to realize their full potential and shape the development of their communities.”

Jo is looking forward to the performance that will give her a chance to “interact with Arab culture and creating a new diplomatic channel via music,” her agency SMI Entertainment said in a press release.

By Shin Hae- in (hayney@heraldcorp.com)
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