"World Organization of Rising Leading Diplomats" (WORLD) is a 501(c)(3) non-confessional, multicultural nonprofit organization with a special focus on Cultural Diplomacy through the Performing Arts with Headquarters in Washington, DC, USA, whose mission is to raise awareness and spread a Culture of Peace and Understanding between the Peoples of the World.
To achieve this goal, we work with children and youth of the most diverse social, cultural, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds, coming from across the United States as well as from all the continents and regions of the globe, all together in one very special place we call The Cultural Embassy.
Our organization works in partnership with our branches overseas, all the international diplomatic missions, foreign governments through their Ministries of Culture and Ministries of Foreign Affairs, as well as with prestigious cultural and performing arts institutions around the world.
Highlighting children's intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and artistic virtues is crucial for an enhanced, healthier and stronger self-esteem, which shall guarantee a secure and successful adult, no matter the field of action.
We strongly believe that children are the leaders of the future, and therefore, as such, they shall be the mentors of the upcoming generations.
All the children and teenagers who decide to join us are bestowed upon the honorary title of Child Ambassadors of Peace.
The Cultural Embassy will be open for the entire community on a daily basis from Monday through Friday. Here, children and teenagers are professionally trained in a large and varied array of cultural and artistic disciplines ranging from foreign languages, ceremonial and etiquette, children's and human rights, to musical theory, singing, dancing, and acting.
All those who decide to join us at The Cultural Embassy will be sharing precious time with others in an unmatched and loving atmosphere of multiculturalism while reinforcing our organization's ethos of everyone coexisting peacefully finding the richness of our uniqueness in diversity.
We will engage them in top-notch international musical productions
through which we spread the values of acceptance, understanding,
friendship, brotherhood, compassion, empathy, tolerance, altruism,
forgiveness, and freedom, as we believe they represent the purest
manifestations of one and most important thing: universal love.
Our wish is to accompany all children with extraordinary abilities in the field of the performing arts by training them and boosting their talents up to the maximum level of proficiency, while introducing them to the arena of diplomacy.
* Castilian, Portuguese, Italian, French, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Mandarin, Japanese, German, Dutch, Romanian, Gaelic (Irish and Scotish), Hindi.
The fraternal union of our multiethnic young artists and their hard work in a myriad of disciplines throughout the year reaches its pinnacle in the making of Cantaniño, a never-before-seen international event. This annual show, in the form of a series of gala concerts, features 10 original songs representing the US and foreign nations performed by their respective soloists in their role as child ambassadors especially selected for the occasion, and backed by a highly talented ensemble made up of the children and teenagers members of The Cultural Embassy.
These prodigies are accompanied on stage by a fantastic 16-piece orchestra, and Ezechiel Palmieri, creator of the show, renowned young pianist, WARNER CHAPPEL MUSIC and ASCAP award-winning songwriter, philanthropist, and advocate for children's rights.
The children involved in each yearly edition of Cantaniño also partake in the recording of the album containing all the original songs from the show released by Oh!Some Records LLC worldwide. These rich musical pieces are written by the concert's creator and producer especially for each young singer, being inspired by their personal stories, own perspectives and experiences, throwing in many cultural references.
In August 2014, Cantaniño took place for the very first time during a successful tour in South America. The Cultural Embassy has an active permanent mission in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
World Organization of Rising Leading Diplomats (WORLD) has the pleasure to announce the opening of a call for songwriters and children from all around the globe to participate in a one-of-a-kind quest to find the songs and solo performers of the upcoming edition of the most renowned and widely acclaimed international children's music songwriting contest.
THE FRUIT OF LOVE is our annual major charity program to which the largest amount of the proceeds of the worldwide box offices, merchandising, CD revenues, private donations, and sponsors are designated. Every year, we choose a country in which we shall develop our international program, depending on the ongoing detrimental situation afflicting the respective local community.
For this, we partner with local organizations in order to build music schools, health centers, schools for children with disabilities, shelters for children in need, communities for child refugees, support campaigns on children's rights, vaccinations, among many others.
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