Music Diplomacy

How notes and sounds can change the world for the better.

 

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... read more

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 no longer than 6000 words, and should be original and previously unpublished. If the work has already been published (as a journal article, or in conference proceedings, for example), the Publisher will require evidence that permission to be re-published has been granted. Editor: Paolo Petrocelli Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Abstract submission deadline: January 31, 2021 Full paper submission deadline: February 28, 2021 More info:... read more

New partnership for music diplomacy

We are proud to announce a partnership with The Global Leaders Program to jointly develop contents in regards to Music Diplomacy around the world, during the 2021. The Global Leaders Program empowers arts changemakers to grow organizations that impact communities through an innovative twelve-month Executive Graduate Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship, Cultural Agency, Community Development, Business Management & Teaching Artistry. Guided by the commitment to education and training, EMMA continues its global journey promoting understanding and goodwill through community and international... read more

Mentorship Program Malawi

We are proud to announce a partnership with Music Crossroads to jointly develop and promote social-engaged music initiatives in Malawi. Paolo Petrocelli, Founder & President of EMMA for Peace, will work along side with Gladson Msendera, music teacher from Music Crossroads Malawi, on delivering a mentorship program for local musicians and music managers. Music Crossroads is a non-profit organisation that supports the development of music education and the music industry in the southern African region. Guided by the commitment to education and training, EMMA continues its global journey promoting understanding and goodwill through community and international... read more

EMMA for Peace awarded another grant for a new Erasmus+ project

EMMA for Peace awarded another grant for a new Erasmus+ project EMMA for Peace continues to promote the values of the Erasmus+ Programme by changing the lives and opening the minds of young professionals and youth leaders. The organization has been successful for the second time in gaining Erasmus+ funding to organize a new youth project, which will bring together in 2020/2021 participants from Germany, Morocco, France, Romania, Turkey, Egypt and Lebanon. More info... read more

Cultural and Music Diplomacy professional training course

EMMA for Peace is proud to be partner for a professional training course on cultural and music diplomacy and international cooperation organized by ISPI, the Italian Institute for International Political Studies. The course will be delivered online and in Italian.  More info here Program coordinator: Paolo Petrocelli, Founder & President EMMA for... read more

Music Diplomacy – Stories from the World

EMMA for Peace is launching the first blog community dedicated to collecting the most inspiring stories on music diplomacy from all over the world, bringing together experiences and reflections from musicians, scholars, experts, diplomats, activists and journalists working in the field. Music diplomacy is a particular form of cultural diplomacy. As a universal language that breaks down language barriers and cultural differences, music promotes cooperation, understanding and mutual respect among people, communities and nations thus contributing to a culture of peace. Editor-in-Chief: Paolo Petrocelli... read more

EMMA for Peace brings EUYO to Oman

In collaboration with EMMA for Peace, the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) will perform for the first time in Oman, presenting a special gala concert with Latvian Soprano Kristine Opolais, conducted by Vasily Petrenko, on April 18th 2019 at the Royal Opera House Muscat.  More info and tickets... read more

EMMA for Peace and UNHCR for Syria

We are pleased to announce we just signed an MoU with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. We will be partnering with them for a special event in Milan, Italy on November 28th: a fundraising concert for Syrian refugees, featuring Italian conductor Beatrice Venezi, Syrian conductor Nahel Al Halabi, Damascus String Quintet and Mirna Kassis Join us in Milan! More info and tickets here https://www.unhcr.it/concerto_per_la_siria #WithRefugees #EMMAforPeace... read more