We are so pleased and honored to share some news of amazing support that we have recently received from the band U2.
CEPAD’s founder, Gustavo Parajón, was a very humble man who quietly developed friendships with many influential people around the world. He almost never shared about these relationships outside of his own family.
Dr. Parajón became connected with the band U2 in the late 1980’s after meeting lead singer Bono at a concert by Bruce Cockburn at the Greenbelt Arts Festival in England. Bono and his wife Ali had visited Nicaragua and Central America in the mid-1980’s and some of the songs on their album, The Joshua Tree, were inspired by that visit.
During 2017, U2 has been on a 30th anniversary tour of the Joshua Tree album and chose CEPAD to be listed in the tour program as an organization the band supports. This is truly a great honor for CEPAD and we are so grateful to be recognized in this way.