FORA.tv Speaker - Peter Gabriel

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Biography

Peter Gabriel has earned a worldwide reputation for his innovative work as a musician, writer, and video producer. In 1975, he started his solo career after leaving the band he co-founded, Genesis. He went on to release eleven albums. In 1986, he won the first of his four Grammys with his album So. In 1980, Peter Gabriel co-founded WOMAD (World of Music Arts and Dance), bringing together traditional and modern music, arts, and dance from every corner of the globe. In 1987, he established Real World Studios, which later became the base for Real World Records, a label dedicated to recording and promoting a wide range of different artists from around the world. Peter is deeply committed to human rights. His involvement in benefit concerts for Amnesty International and the anti-apartheid movement has greatly assisted human rights efforts worldwide. He brought increased awareness to racism in South Africa when he wrote and performed 'Biki,' a tribute to Steven Biko. After conversations with frontline activists around the world while on the road with the Amnesty/Reebok Human Rights Now! Tour in 1989, Peter recognized the need to supply those who seek to defend rights with the technology to be able to do so. This resulted in co-founding the organization WITNESS, a pioneer in the use of video and technology to fight for human rights.

2 Programs

GPF Plenary 7: Bringing Media to the Marginalized

04.11.08 | 01:15:07 min | 0 comments

GPF 2006: Social Entrepreneurs Leveraging the Media

04.04.06 | 01:16:59 min | 1 comment