This “collaborative community concert” uses the theme of world peace as imagined through Croatian-born New Yorker Nenad Bach, a recording artist, composer and performer whose evocative and lucid message is substantive and unafraid to deliver beauty, heart, and soul. KSBB’s founder and director Kate Umble Smucker met Bach in November 2017 and they were inspired to work together on a recording project. "World Peace in One Hour" weaves the themes “Breaking the Cycle,” “Extending the Table,” and “Strengthening Community Relationships,” with presentations from several local organizations including Mom’s House, Church World Services, Lancaster County Council of Churches, Lancaster Transplant, Friendship Heart Gallery, as well as Lancaster County’s Office of the District Attorney. Joining KSBB and Bach are the local Chromatic Expression Choir and back up singers assembled and arranged by local singer-producer Reji Woods.


Click here to read Nenad Bach's manifesto, "World Peace in one Hour - Roadmap to Peace" published in Journal of Global Health earlier this year.


NENAD BACH Citizen of the World

Nenad is a recording artist, composer, and performer who recorded for Sony, Universal, Decca, Polygram and many other labels. Two of his albums reached No. 1 in Europe, and to date he has sold over one million records. In addition, he has performed all over the world with a wide range of artists, including Luciano Pavarotti, Bono & The Edge (U2), Brian Eno, Indigo Girls, Richie Havens, Garth Hudson & Rick Danko (The Band), Vince Welnick (Grateful Dead), Martin Sheen, Michael York, John Malkovich, Ellen Burstyn, and many more.

Nenad also writes and records music for film and theater. He has scored many features and short films including "King of Cool," a biopic about the life of Steve McQueen which premiered on American Movie Classics (AMC,) and "Life beyond Timothy Leary". Subsequently, Nenad scored the Mladen Juran film "Transatlantic", which was the Croatian entry for Best Foreign Film in the 1999 Academy Awards.

Nenad is the creator and editor of CROWN (Croatian World Network, ), an internet-based news and information source for Croatians and friends of Croatia worldwide.

In 2006 Globus Magazine listed Nenad Bach as one of the 100 most influential Croatians in the world.

Nenad's work and his life story have been featured on all the major US TV networks (CBS, ABC, NBC), on CNN, on Sky Channel, and on TV channels in a dozen countries around the world.

In 2014, Home Team Productions finished a documentary film based on Nenad's life and work. Titled "Everything is Forever" (also the name of his 2015 CD release,) it is a cinematic journey through war, peace, and rock n' roll. The film has screened to rave reviews and earned three awards and premiered at 47th World Fest Houston International Film Festival in April 2014.

Through his singing and songwriting, Nenad's goal is to spread the message of joy and universal peace.