Last week she accused Gustavo Dudamel of being a collaborator with Venezuela’s torture regime.
This weekend, Gabriela Montero has been named one of Amnesty International’s first three honorary consuls for her ‘ability to inspire others through (her) art and personal passion, as well as her individual commitment to human rights’.
Three top artists from across the Americas to join Amnesty International as first ‘Honorary Consuls’
- Saúl Hernández: celebrated, Grammy Award-winning songwriter, singer, guitarist, bassist (Caifanes, Jaguares)
- Gabriela Montero: award-winning and bestselling American-Venezuelan concert pianist, recording artist, and composer
- Peter Sís: Czech-American internationally acclaimed illustrator, author and filmmaker
Mexico City, Saturday 9 May: Amnesty International today announced its first three ‘Honorary Consuls’ – global artists who will mobilize support for human rights and Amnesty International among the general public and within the artistic community.
The Honorary Consuls have been chosen because of their ability to inspire others through their art and personal passion, as well as their individual commitment to human rights. They today joined Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International, in a ceremony in Mexico City to mark their new roles.
“Amnesty International is a global movement of millions of members, supporters and activists who work together to fight injustice. I am delighted that three brilliant and inspiring artists have today joined our cause,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.
“Through their art and their huge audiences across the Americas and beyond Saúl Hernández, Gabriela Montero and Peter Sis have the ability to take our human rights messages and campaigns to exciting new audiences. I am extremely grateful to them for their generous commitment to our work.”