The concert entitled ‘Brave New World’ is a message of solidarity and a symbolic partnership between Italy and Qatar joining forces to support displaced Syrian families and children currently living in refugee camps in Jordan. The funds gathered through this event will be used to support the growth and sustainability of existing psycho-social education programmes for children and families currently living in refugee camps in Jordan, under the umbrella of the Italian NGO Vento di Terra. In addition to providing psychological support to help them overcome their trauma from the war, the centres will provide a wide variety of educational and creative activities. Education, hobbies and artistic activities can play a major role not only in the recovery process but also in bringing a sense of dignity to those refugee families trying to find shelter, a place to live and some semblance of a normal life again.
The concert will be staged at the Qatar National Convention Centre on FEbruary 1st, 2018. It already is receiving strong support from the local and global music community. Prestigious local artists such as Ali Abdulsattar and Fahad Al Kubaisi have embraced the project with their full commitment to the forthcoming concert. Moreover, the highly respected composer Dana Al Fardan has written and composed the song ‘Brave New World’, as a result of her collaboration with the Pavarotti Foundation. Nicoletta Mantovani, President & Founder of Luciano Pavarotti Foundation and wife of the late Italian Maestro showed her gratefulness to the Qatari composer: “Dana Al Fardan captured the emotions of this cause and the courage needed to pursue a new world - a brave one - into the lyrics in an exceptional manner. I would like to express my highest gratitude for her generosity, creativity and commitment to this fund raising concert”.
Additional international artists, musicians and performers have pledged their support and will be announced later this year.