EMMA for Peace, or the Euro Mediterranean Music Academy, is a non-profit global organization for the promotion of peace and cooperation for development through music diplomacy and education in Europe, the Mediterranean region, Middle East and beyond.

EMMA for Peace created the first community blog dedicated to collecting the most inspiring stories on music diplomacy from all over the world, bringing togheter experiences and reflections from musicians, scholars, experts, diplomats, activists and journalists working in the field.

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EMMA for Peace at Abu Dhabi Festival for Hekayat

EMMA for Peace is pleased to invite you all to attend a very special event: the world premiere of Hekayat – a project by Emirati composer Ihab Darwish presented with a virtual concert at Abu Dhabi Festival 2021. Hekayat is an excellent example of music diplomacy: a global performance of 13 compositions is played by 128 musicians in 20 different countries. EMMA for Peace contributed to this inspiring initiative through the participation of young talented Italian cellist Erica Piccotti. Don’t miss the World Premiere on March 30th! More info here 
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United as One: EMMA for Peace & UNRWA

We are thrilled to finally be able to share the result of a two years collaboration with UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. We release today “United as One”: a song-hymn to hope and brotherhood, composed by a group of 23 young Palestinian refugees, in collaboration with a collective of international songwriters and musicians ( Davide  Dileo, Jordan De Maio, Lydia Lyon, Zeina Barhoum, Amir Issaa), under the artistic leadership of Paolo Petrocelli (Founder and President of EMMA for Peace). The song represents the voices of over half a million Palestine
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Call for papers on Music Diplomacy

CALL FOR PAPERS ON MUSIC DIPLOMACY EMMA for Peace, in collaboration with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, is pulling together a guest edited collection called Music Diplomacy: Stories from the World. Music, a universally spoken language that closes language barriers, a symbol of peace. The book examines the effectiveness of this art form in international affairs, global development, and social justice effort through the stories and insights of international scholars, artists, diplomats and professionals. We would like to invite musicians, scholars, experts, diplomats, activists and journalists working in the field to consider submitting one or more chapters. A Chapter should normally be
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