A theater-concert in Santa Cecilia to give voice to Afghan women

‘A voice for Afghan women and girls’ with Monica Guerritore, Edoardo Coen, Grazia Di Michele, Eugenio Bennato, Pietra Montecorvino, Ambrogio Sparagna

Words and music, to give a voice to women in Afghanistan and to defend human rights: this is the declared goal of the concert-theater organized by the Santa Cecilia Conservatory with Unetchac, Universities Network for children in armed conflict, in collaboration with the Institute of political studies St. Pius V, with the support of the Foreign Ministry. The event will take place on Tuesday at 7 pm in the seat of the state conservatory of music, in via dei Greci in Rome and will see the participation of artists such as the actress Monica Guerritore, the actor Edoardo Coen, the singers Eugenio Bennato, Pietra Montecorvino, Grazia Di Michele, the musician Ambrogio Sparagna.

Together with them, Sergio Iovino artistic director of Unetchac will present the unreleased song entitled ‘Far away yet close’ – ‘Far away yet close’, conceived and composed and performed by him together with the Afghan artist Sirat Aziz Ullah and the musician Claudio Cappelli. The musical performances will be alternated with the readings of texts. The event will also see the participation of representatives of institutions and civil society, who join the appeal launched by the network.

“Music is a powerful tool to bring souls and peoples together, to give voice to those who cannot yet make their voices heard – underlines Eugenio Bennato – Today our voices come together to give voice and hope to Afghan women”. The concert is intended to be only the first of the actions that Universities Network intends to promote to support Afghan women who, forced to leave their country, are now in a position to build a new private and professional dimension within different social realities. to their community of origin.

(by Enzo Bonaiuto)