Qatar to Host an Exclusive Tribute to Luciano Pavarotti, Blending Western and Arabic Music, a First in the Middle East

DOHA, Qatar, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Funds raised will benefit Syrian refugees  

Today the Pavarotti Foundation together with Rosso Italiano, and in partnership with H.E. Guido De Sanctis, Ambassador of Italy to Qatar, announced the launch of a tribute concert to Luciano Pavarotti, 'Brave New World', aimed at raising funds to support Syrian refugees. Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the passing of the Maestro, the concert, gathering renown Italian, local, regional and international artists, will take place on the 1st February 2018 at Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC), followed by a Gala dinner celebrating the Maestro's values and growing legacy across the globe.

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"This concert brings a mix of Western, Italian and Arabic music and culture, two worlds that are blending in a very unique way with Brave New World. By its nature, it is a first-of-its-kind in the Middle East. We finally gathered all the right partners to make this event a moment to remember in our contribution to help the Syrian cause. We hope to convince additional partners to join us in the coming months and are confident to have a full house on the 1st of February next year," commented Laura Somma, Managing Director, Co-founder of Rosso Italiano & Executive Producer of Brave New World, who led this project and secured commitments from all partners between Italy and Qatar.

This 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.

H.E Guido De Sanctis, Ambassador of Italy to Qatar commented: "It is a real privilege to welcome the Pavarotti Foundation here in Doha and to be part of this challenging project to help displaced Syrian people recover from the on-going conflict. Italy is a strong advocate for education and an active supporter of the Syrian cause. The arts and Opera are uniting us for a good cause ."

The concert already is receiving strong support from the local and global music community such as Qatari composer Dana Al Fardan who has written and composed the song 'Brave New World', as a result of her collaboration with the Pavarotti Foundation.

Additional international artists, musicians and performers have pledged their support and will be announced later this year.  

Nicoletta Mantovani shed light on the Foundation's values and concluded: "Luciano Pavarotti has always provided encouragement and support for young people around the world. Pavarotti & Friends' has a long-standing tradition to sing and perform for noble causes. My husband believed in the power of the arts and culture to bring peace to the world and to unite nations and people. Brave New World truly encapsulates this idea by bringing this incredible fusion of music from the West and the Arab World. The Pavarotti Foundation is proud to partner with Rosso Italiano and the Italian Embassy in Qatar on this important day. Brave New World is a hope for a better tomorrow, a message of optimism for Syrian people and a call to action to join us on this journey."

Full details on the concert and donation information are available at the following website:

About Luciano Pavarotti Foundation 

The Luciano Pavarotti Foundation was founded by his wife, Nicoletta Mantovani, after the Maestro's passing. The Foundation operates with the double goal of keeping his memory and humanitarian efforts alive and supporting talented emerging singers who are keen to take their very first steps in to the opera world.

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About Rosso Italiano 

Rosso Italiano is a multi discipline media, event design and production company based in Doha, Qatar, and is comprised of high caliber event professionals with unrivalled skills to design memorable events for both private corporations and public institutions. At our core we are committed to promoting social cohesion and respect for Qatari values and heritage and advocate for constructive interaction with other nations and organisations. We are strong supporters of charity and fund raising events in line with our mission and vision to give hope to those who have none.

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About Vento di Terra 

Vento di Terra realises International Cooperation projects in refugee camps, migration areas and conflict-affected areas, through the promotion of local development and defense of human rights. Founded in 2006, it is active throughout the Middle East, Afghanistan and Italy, engaging in education, psychosocial support, bio-climatic architecture, social enterprise, and sustainable agriculture. Since 2013, Vento di Terra has been working in response to the Syrian crisis through projects supporting the most vulnerable population. 

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Rosso Italiano & Pavarotti Foundation

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