What an honor bestowed upon the talented actor, Denzel Washington:
“I am honored to attend the Nobel Peace Prize Concert this year and participate in this historic and momentous event to help spread the message of global peace,” he said after the Nobel Institute published details this week.
The show, marking the 17th edition of the traditional Nobel Peace Prize Concert, will feature names like Florence + the Machine, Herbie Hancock and Colbie Callait.
“We’re thrilled to have Mr. Washington join us to host this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Concert; he is the perfect ambassador for this event, which celebrates peace through music and illuminates the notable contributions of the Nobel laureate.” Geir Lundestad, Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee said.
Mr Washington continues what appears to be an annual US-Norwegian tradition. Last year’s hosts were American rapper and actor Will Smith and his actress wife Jada Pinkett Smith, honoring US President Barack Obama.