EMMA for Peace at EXPO Dubai for Aqdar World Summit 2021

EMMA for Peace is pleased to announce its participation at the Aqdar World Summit 2021, which will take place at the Dubai Exhibition Center, on the occasion of EXPO 2020 Dubai on 24-30 October 2021. 

EMMA for Peace will curate the cultural and music program of the Aqdar Art, the artistic platform of the Summit, presenting an exclusive line up of performances:

25th October: Jazz for Peace 
Enrico Mianulli 

26th October: Brass Quintet 

27th October: Music for a better world 

Additional performances with:
Bfoory Band, Nagham Band, Abdulla Al Shamsi.

26th October: Talk on Culture and Global Citizenship with
Paolo Petrocelli (Founder, EMMA for Peace), Marshall Marcus (EUYO Secretary General),
Kelly Mathiesion (Actress and Singer), Oliver Poole (Pianist and Composer).

Moderator: Khaled Alattar (Board Member, EMMA for Peace)


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 

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 refugee girls and boys studying in more than 700 schools operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in the Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
Paolo Petrocelli, Artistic Director and Coordinator of the project, calls the collaboration once-in-a-lifetime experience. “We worked all together, students, musicians, cultural operators as one team for two years. Through music we were able to break down all language barriers and cultural differences. The song we have created is the new anthem of young Palestine refugees: a message of peace and love for the entire humanity. For the first time, living through the COVID-19 pandemic, we too experienced everywhere in the world, for a limited period of time, difficulties in freedom of movement and living under a state of emergency. Although this does not compare to the reality that people in Gaza are living, we were able to gain a glimpse of their suffering. With this song we turned their grief and sense of helplessness into strength and hope”.