Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Will and Jada Smith to co-host Nobel concert

Actor and musician Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith will co-host the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo this December. The concert to honour Nobel laureates, to be named Oct. 9, traditionally features talent from around the world.

CBC reports:
"The opportunity to recognize the laureate's contributions to the world peace movement will be an awe-inspiring experience," the Smiths said in a joint statement. "We are both humbled and honoured to take part in the Nobel Peace Prize Concert this year."

This year's lineup in Norway:

  • Haitian-American musician Wyclef Jean
  • U.S. country singer-songwriter Toby Keith
  • U.S. disco queen Donna Summer
  • Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi
  • Blues-jazz duet Amadou & Mariam from Mali
    • The show is held Dec. 11, the day after the Nobel Prizes, created by Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, are handed out. Nobel died Dec. 10, 1896.