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EMMA for Peace with Miri Ben-Ari at the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Cape Town

In occasion of the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, which will be in Cape Town (South Africa) on 13-15 October 2014, EMMA for Peace, in collaboration with Miri Ben-Ari & GEDENK, the Host City of Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Permanent Secretary of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, will present a special concert (in the invite...

Music Diplomacy: our appeal for Peace

Music is incredible in its ability to transcend boundaries of language, culture and ethnicity, reaching beyond our consciousness to the very depths of our hearts and souls. It is one of the things that make us human. The artists in the video have spent their careers travelling to different parts...

EMMA for Peace with Markus Stockhausen at the Malta Arts Festival

On 23-24 July 2014 Markus Stockhausen and EMMA for Peace President Paolo Petrocelli met in Malta on occasion of the Malta Arts Festival. Their like mindedness gave birth to a series of new ideas for future peace bulding activities through music. Markus Stockhausen was invited to lead a two-day workshop on “Singing and Silence“.About 20...

Talking about Music Diplomacy with UNICEF Spokesperson in Italy

It is through music that West met Middle-East in Italian island of Ischia: Syrian violinist Mayas Alyamani and London’s un-conducted string orchestra 12ensemble performed together in a solidarity concert. The successful event was organized by EMMA for Peace, in collaboration with UNICEF Italia and William Walton Foundation, to support Syrian children affected by war. We...

A Special Collaboration for Syrian Children

“We need to be all one hand against all the war, as there are no winners but only losers” declares Maias Alyamani, talking about the Solidarity Concert for Syrian Children that EMMA for Peace is promoting in collaboration with  UNICEF Italia  and William Walton Foundation.“Feeling such a sympathy and all this support makes me stronger and...

Universal Forum of Cultures

President Paolo Petrocelli talks about Music and Mediterranean at the Universal Forum of Cultures in Pompei (Naples, Italy). Check out the interview

A Special Announcement of a New Collaboration

EMMA for Peace is happy to announce its collaboration with New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. A team of graduate students from the Public Relations and Corporate Communication program are working closely with EMMA for Peace in constructing a unique communication plan to expand EMMA’s partnerships and to...

Watch new video promo!

Sounds at the heart of the Mediterranean, a joint project by EMMA for Peace in collaboration with UNHCR Malta, Foundation for Shelter and Support to Migrants, Junior Chamber International, Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and Malta Youth Orchestra in support of young refugees of the Mediterranean. Musicians from the Youth Orchestra percussion...

EMMA for Peace on BBC Music Magazine

Paolo Petrocelli, founder of EMMA for Peace, reports on two musical events in Malta that promoted the work of charities protecting refugees in the region on BBC Music Magazine.

New video promo from World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

EMMA for Peace was officially launched at the 13th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Warsaw (21-23 October 2013), under the patronage of UNESCO and the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.  EMMA organised a series of concerts throughout the Summit, bringing established musicians and cultural figures...

Pictures from rehearsals for Sounds at the Heart of the Mediterranean

Rehearsals are ongoing for the Sounds at the Heart of the Mediterranean concert to be held on 1st February at Robert Sammut Hall in Floriana starting at 5.30pm. Take a look at the photo gallery on the UNHCR Malta website.

EMMA for Peace and Junior Chamber International

JCI (Junior Chamber International) is one of the biggest worldwide non-political and non-sectarian youth service organizations. In 1954, JCI activated Operation Brotherhood, a project to provide development opportunities that empower both refugees and host population. Originally, at that time, it was a project that consisted of massive international fundraising to provide food, clothing and medical care...

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