September 8, 2020 18:00
Within the Festival au Désert Florence
Conception, creation and development of a project that moves reality
Dania Alkabir Alhasani, Silvia La Rocca, Nadia Emam e Kavinya Monthe Ndumbu, the director Ziad Trabelsi (Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio), the project co-creator Maurizio Busìa (Fabbrica Europa/Festival au Désert Firenze), Pino Pecorelli (Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio / Isola di Legno)
and Raffaele Palumbo
ALMAR’À is the first orchestra of Arab and Mediterranean women and was created in 2017 between Florence and Rome thanks to the collaboration between Fondazione Fabbrica Europa and the Tunisian socio-cultural Centre “Dar Tounsi”, and with the artistic coordination of Ziad Trabelsi.
“Almar’à”, a word that in Arabic means “woman”, brings together women and girls from different backgrounds – professional and non-professional musicians, students, rappers, classical musicians, modern singers – in a polyphony that wants to be a symbol of freedom against any violence, against any extremism and closure.
In this sense, ALMAR’À is first of all a journey into music and at the same time an occasion to portrays an existing Italy, but still hidden in individual experiences, lacking in a collective and complex tale.