Social Cohesion Days
II edition

26 - 27 - 28 May, 2016
Reggio Emilia

A violin fleeing from Syria

27 May, at 21:30
Cavallerizza Theatre

Dialogues and concert with Alaa Arsheedand and Adovabadan jazz band

Alaa Arsheed is 30 years old and has a passport of a country that no longer exists. Born in Suwayda, Syria, he’ one of that generation who, in 2011, tried to imagine a more free world, siding against the regime that today has destroyed his land. Alaa is a wonderful violinist. The strings of his violin – and a tweet – saved him, and today he travels around Italy to tell his story as a refugee, fleeing from his country and painfully far away from friends and family left in Syria. He does this with words – often moved, always moving – and with the nostalgic and touching notes of his violin. “I want to tell the beauty of Syria, a land full of art, artists, inspiration … now broken by violence.” Alaa is also one of the protagonists of “Torn”, the film of Alessandro Gassman produced in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Alaa will be in concert at the SCD along with Adovabadan Jazz Band. Before the music, he will tell us his story. 

Alaa Arsheed – violin

Michele Uliana – clarinet

Isaac de Martin – guitar

Mauro Brunato – banjo

Nicola Barbon – bass

Remo Straforini – drums

Endi MC Moretto – voice


adovabadan 5et foto di Andrea Fantinato (small)

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