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Yanni Facts

Fact 1:

Yanni was the first western artist to perform at The Spring Festival Gala, CCTV's annual program celebrating the Lunar New Year.  

 

Fact 2:

Yanni has performed at 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Acropolis, The Taj Mahal, The Forbidden City, El Morro, Carthage, The Kremlin, Byblos and now, the Giza Pyramids.  

 

Fact 3:

Yanni composed the theme song for China's largest documentary, The Hexi Corridor, a ten episode history of the Northerns Silk Road trading route which was the most important trading route to Central Asia and for the military.  

 

Fact 4:

Yanni composed "Seven Billion Dreams" and provided as a gift to NASA for the 15th anniversary of continuous human presence aboard the ISS

 

Fact 5:

Yanni music is a staple in the education system in China.

 

Fact 6:

Yanni has been a spokesperson for the WWF (The World Wildlife Fund) for over the last four years.

 

Fact 7:

Yanni was the first artist to be honored with the adoption of a giant panda cub by the people of China, reserved almost exclusively for nations.

 

Fact 8:

Yanni composed music for 4 televised sporting events: The US Open, Masters, Olympics and Tour de France.

 

Fact 9:

Yanni´s "Live at the Acropolis" is the 2nd best selling music video of all time.