Two artists represented by Doylestown-based Baylin Artists Management have participated in a worldwide, collaborative project founded by the Universal Human Rights Initiative (UHRI) and the United Nations.
In an effort to translate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in over 500 languages, Gaelic vocalist Julie Fowlis and a member of Zimbabwean, female a cappella group Nobuntu, Duduzile Sibanda, recorded the Declaration in Scottish Gaelic and Ndebele, respectively.
The UDHR was once drafted by representatives from all nations of the world with diverse legal and cultural backgrounds, proclaimed by the United Nations in December 1948, and puts forth fundamental rights to be universally protected for all people.
According to the UHRI’s description, the project aims to make the declaration more compelling and accessible to the hundreds of millions of people globally who are illiterate or visually impaired. To achieve this, every recording is integrated into a mobile application and sent to schools and NGOs with internet access where the respective language is spoken.
Baylin Artists Management represents both Fowlis and Nobuntu in North America and facilitated the connection between them and the project. “We are proud and honored to feature artists on our roster who are at the forefront of both global advancement and the performing arts,” said the company’s President and Founder Marc Baylin.
To read or hear the full declaration, download the UDHR mobile app on Android or iOS ($0.99). To view the collection of all current participants of the project, including these two artists, visit uhri.ngo/partners#UDHR_Audio_Project_Participants, and to learn more about the Universal Human Rights Initiative, visit uhri.ngo.