10 December 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), a document adopted in 1948 that set out the fundamental human rights to be universally protected. It has since been translated into more than 500 languages and served as the basis for innumerable policies and actions worldwide.

To commemorate its anniversary and foster renewed attention to its importance, cities across the globe are holding candlelight concerts throughout the month of December.

Supported by Gemeente Maastricht, UNU-MERIT is hosting a candlelight concert in the historic Sint Janskerk in the center of the city on the evening of Thursday 14 December. Following words from the Vice-Mayor and UNU-MERIT Director, the musical duo Triana y Luca will share a concert of music connected with the spirit of the commemoration.

This event is free and open to the public.

19:30 : Doors open

20:00 : Opening remarks from the Maastricht Vice-Mayor and UNU-MERIT Director

20:15 : Musical performance

21:30 : End of event


About the musicians

Triana y Luca are a musical duo based in Maastricht. Bringing together traditions from the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America, their music examines origins and identities through lyrical storytelling and folklore with the objective to “encourage listeners to come on the journey of reunification with cultural knowledge and lost stories.” Triana y Luca have been the recipients of and nominated for numerous prizes in Europe.

Venue: Sint Janskerk, Vrijthof 24, Maastricht

Date: 14 December 2023

Time: 19:30 – 21:30  CET

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