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30-Sep-2009  
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Actor and musician Will Smith is to host the Nobel Peace Prize concert with actress wife Jada Pinkett Smith.


The US pair said the opportunity to host the event, which takes place after the prize-giving, would be "an awe-inspiring experience". The concert, which takes place in Oslo, Norway on 11 December, will feature performances from Wyclef Jean, Donna Summer and Toby Keith.

The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on 6 October. The honour is bestowed on 10 December every year, which is the anniversary of prize founder Alfred Nobel's death in 1896.

Geir Lundestad, secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, said they were "excited" to have the Hollywood couple as concert hosts. "Together they've had a global impact on the arts and philanthropy and will be excellent ambassadors for peace."

The pair added that they are "humbled and honoured" to have been given the opportunity to host the event. Smith's numerous film credits include Hancock and I Am Legend. Pinkett Smith has appeared in screen hits including Madagascar and The Matrix Reloaded.


 
 
 
Source: BBC
 
 

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