Monday, October 21, 2019

FB Snap: PINOY PRIDE Rachelle Ann Go gets STANDING OVATION at the 2019 World Food Prize

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International Musical Theater Star Rachelle Ann Go was specially invited to perform at the 2019 World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony, held in the magnificent Iowa State Capitol Building in Des Moines on October 17, 2019. The ceremony was broadcast live statewide on Iowa Public Television.

Despite losing her voice just days before the ceremony, Rachelle Ann Go was able to push through and give an amazing performance. She first sang a Tagalog song, "Bayan Ko", gave her thanks, and then sang a Broadway Medley ("I Dreamed a Dream, "On My Own", "The Movie in My Mind", and "Defying Gravity"). She concluded her performance by singing "Rise Up" and received a standing ovation and extended applause.

The ceremony rivals that of the Nobel Prize, drawing over 800 people from more than 75 countries. Each year, world-class performers take the stage to honor the World Food Prize Laureate. Past performers have included Ray Charles, John Denver, Chachi Tadesse, and Kathak Gunjan.

The 2019 prize was awarded to Simon N. Groot of the Netherlands for his transformative role in empowering millions of smallholder farmers to earn greater incomes through enhanced vegetable production, benefitting hundreds of millions of consumers with greater access to nutritious vegetables for healthy diets


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