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The NEW YORK CITY MARATHON & RACING Toward a World Free of MULTIPLE Sclerosis – By, Susan Sacirbey from my “Compelling Journey” series


Dubbed the “Diamond Child of Turkey” and the “Voice of Peace,” Ersin Faikzade’s music continues to resonate his talents as well as his humanity.  With great anticipation, I’m happy to announce that Ersin Faikzade has released a new album.

Last April, we introduced Ersin to our readers by honoring him as April’s Diplomat Artist of the Month (See my previous blog :    and the International Human Rights Council (IHRC) “Ambassador of Goodwill for Humanity.”)

After his mother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Faikzade devoted himself to the sick and needy. With this objective in mind, he has given many free concerts for various charities and organizations in Turkey. Through his participation in international humanitarian projects like the Plast Lluest Day Service for the mentally disabled, he particularly aims to help those who are struggling with Down’s Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Leprosy, and Cancer. In Turkey, Ersin is a member of the Buca Disabled Society, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Fight Against Leprosy Association, the Antalya People-Who-Do-Not-Know-Barriers Association, the Turkish Education Foundation (TEV) and the Mothers Association. On the international stage, he is a member of the European Union Former Volunteers, The DIANA Princess of Wales Organization, the International Still’s Disease Foundation, and the World Friendship Force Organization.

Ersin captures people all over the world through his songs and personal appearances. An international bridge and bond in love between East and West, both the western and eastern melodies of his music are blended. His rich tenor embodies romantic ballads with traditional and classical Turkish sound, infused with French, Italian, and Spanish accents utilizing a modern infrastructure.
In this music album, songs in many areas are represented, including friendship, unconditional love, family, loyalty, eternity, and death.  Consisting of 33 reeds from the orchestra, it is a true  musical feast and was many years in the making.  It is Ersin Faikzad’s Gift to Humanity.  The cd with itunes also will be sold all over the globe where his worldwide fan base will have access to his music and message of love and peace.

See Ersin Faikzade’s Official Website:

Turkey is also in the spotlight with recent, exciting news from UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.) On April 30, 2013, Istanbul will be the global host of the second International Jazz Day. Says UNESCO’s Director-General, Irina Bokova: “A meeting place of global cultures, Istanbul is an ideal location to highlight the extensive influence of jazz.”  Last year, at the initiative of UNESCO’s Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock and in partnership with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, International Jazz Day was adopted by UNESCO Member States.

Like Ersin Faikzade’s music, all music inspires a global harmony, solidarity, respect, global justice, and peace.  Says Ersin, ” Tell him he always says: until my death, I will continue to well-being.”

“Encore,” Ersin, and “Encore” Istanbul International Jazz Day, for a more peaceful and better orchestrated world.

By, Susan Sacirbey

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PHOTO: Ersin Faikzade 2013 Music Album

“Diplomat Artist of the Month” began in April with Goodwill Ambassador Ersin Faikzade and  May’s Herbie Hancock from the musical stage, and June’s posthumous Elie Naaman from the world of sport. Well, how about a mammal diplomat artist that moves beyond the proverbial fish bowl and captures the heart and hope for millions?

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WORLD ELDER ABUSE DAY is being observed for the first time this year, 15 June 2012, as Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for stronger legal measures to ensure human rights and dignity for our seniors. –More–

On 1 April, 2012, Diplomatically Incorrect instituted  “Diplomat Artist of the Month.” Elie Naaman is our first June Diplomat Artist from the world of sports & popular culture. His is a unique distinction as this honor is being bestowed posthumously as a tribute & celebration of his life, cut short at age 22, on 23 May 2012, in Beirut, Lebanon outside of his motorcycle repair shop. –More–

Blog Report: Herbie Hancock – May’s Diplomat Artist, By, Susan Sacirbey
Herbie Hancock, or  Ambassador Cool, is Diplomatically Incorrect’s profiled Diplomat Artist of the month. Coming on the United Nations World Stage at New York Headquarters April 30th, he graced a captivated audience for International Jazz Day. As jazz maestro, Herbie Hancock says “Jazz is the International Language” a fitting description for his United Nations’ performance. –More–

Through Facebook, I made the connection with Ersin Faikzade, a world-recognized singer and writer born in Turkey. After his mother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Faikzade devoted himself to the sick & needy.  For his outstanding humanitarian services IHRC has designated him its “Ambassador of Goodwill for Humanity.”  –More & Website Links–