Ziggy Played Guitar


THE best-kept secret in global diplomacy is out - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will perform a piano recital at the annual gala of Asia’s top security meeting, diplomats and reports said.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum (ASEAN) this year has a heavy agenda with conflict raging in the Middle East, a missile crisis on the Korean peninsula, and fury over Myanmar’s refusal to embrace democratic reforms.

But foreign ministers from the 26-nation grouping will have some light relief at the traditional gala dinner during which the world’s top diplomats put aside protocol and perform hilarious skits and musical routines.

…Rice … is expected to perform a work from one of her favourite composers, who include Brahms and Shostakovich, the New Straits Times said.

Via Steve at No More Mister Nice Blog, who notes that Rice will be "Accompanied, presumably, by Nero on fiddle."

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