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    Dutch Peace Group Appoints Musician Melanie Safka as its International Ambassador


    The Dutch based "Foundation for World Peace Is Possible" announces the appointment of Melanie, of Woodstock fame, as an International Peace Ambassador.


    The Foundation for World Peace Is Possible announced the expansion of its Ambassador program today by electing musician Melanie Safka as one of its International Ambassadors, tasked with globally promoting the message that world peace is indeed possible. Ms. Safka, who has performed internationally for decades as “Melanie”, is most often remembered for her hit song “Beautiful People”.  Inspired by the crowd waiving cigarette lighters during her performance at Woodstock in 1969, Melanie went on to write her famous “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)”.


    After various industry groups named Melanie “female vocalist of the year” in 1970, she topped the charts with “Brand New Key” an infectious song with the iconic lyric “I've got a brand new pair of roller skates, you've got a brand new key”. The song became a number one hit for Melanie in December 1971 and January 1972.


    Melanie’s strong social consciousness led the United Nations to name her as an official UNICEF ambassador in 1972. “Melanie’s history with UNICEF and her natural social consciousness made her a perfect fit for our Ambassador program,” said WPIP General Manager Janny Smits, reached today at her office in Holland. “Thanks to our wonderful relationship with international performer Harry Loco, one of our long-time Ambassadors, we were able to connect with Melanie, and,” Ms. Smits continued, “we get a bonus because Melanie’s three children – Beau Jarred Schekeryk, Leilah Hayman and Jeordie Schekeryk – have also been elected as Ambassadors for WPIP.”


    World Peace Is Possible has been expanding its influence globally through contacts with celebrities, particularly in the music industry, as well as through a widening internet and social media presence.


    WPIP’s recently redesigned web site provides a full picture of the scope of its activities. To further spread its message, WPIP has forged various collaborative relationships with other peace promoting groups, such as the New York based I Declare World Peace project, among others.


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    The World Peace Is Possible Foundation is described in full at


    Information about Melanie is available on the Internet. Her site is


    Harry Loco’s web site is


    The I Declare World Peace project is explained fully at

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