Noa, three nights of Italian-Israeli music on Lake Maggiore

Musician: in tempestuous waters, art and culture represent hope

27 May, 16:14

    Israeli artist Noa Israeli artist Noa

    NAPLES - The festival "L'Arca di Noa" (Noa's arch) has been created in Italy thanks to an idea of Israeli artist Noa and Gil Dor. The initiative is inspired by the deep desire for peace of humankind at times of war, and which coincides with 30 years of activity of the singer and her historic guitarist, always messengers of good intentions.

    The festival will be held at the Parco della Rocca Borromea in Arona (Novara), on Lake Maggiore, for three days of good music, on June 17-19, with the first edition of an event, produced by Pompeo Benincasa, which vies to unite musicians from various traditions and territories. Before the festival begins, in Piazza di Arona on June 16 at 6 pm, a debate will be held on peace with, along with Noa and Gil Dor, Father Enzo Fortunato, members of medical NGO Emergency and the mayor of Arona, Federico Monti.

    Noa, who was awarded the Italian honor of 'Commendatore al Merito della Repubblica Italiana', considers Italy as her second home and her message of peace, humanity and solidarity also wants to go beyond her music, which has long been loved and appreciated. "At these uncertain times, almost biblical - said the artist - it looks like we are all in the middle of a major flood that threatens to tear us down. In tempestuous waters, art and culture remain our only hope. And it is with this belief that we would like to help rebuild our spirit through new messages of peace, in dialogue with other musicians, who also carry the most precious DNA of humanity, on the stage of this symbolic arch, so that every storm can be placated and a rainbow can shine and a dove can fly high".

    The first of three nights, on June 17, will be dedicated to the power of music to build bridges and make peace with the title "Dona Novis Pacem" and on stage, in the first part, will be the Polyphony String Quartet, con Beshara and Adi Harouni at the violin and piano, with Palestinian and Israeli musicians based in Nazareth; afterwards, two musicians will host the sand artist Sheli Ben Nun for a joint performance inspired by Baroque music. On June 18, Noa's strong and beautiful relationship with Italy will be celebrated in "Quanto t'ho amato" (how much I loved you), a double musical evening which includes, to start, the performance of Noa and Gil together with the Solis String Quartet in a selection of the best Neapolitan repertoire. The singer will then be a guest of the trio led by Oscar winner Nicola Piovani with music never performed and registered before.

    For the last evening, on June 19, the protagonist will be jazz with a program with the title "I miei amici geniali" (my genius friends) which will see on stage Noa and Gil together with a group including Ruslan Sirota at the piano, Omri Abramov playing the saxophone and EWI, Daniel Dor drums and Guy Bernfeld bass.

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