Expo Dubai: Orchestra Popolare brings message of peace


(ANSA) – ROME, JAN 11 – The Orchestra Popolare Italiana is
bringing a message of peace to Expo Dubai 2020 on Monday,
saying that music can and must be an instrument to create
moments of peace and communion via the meeting of various
different cultures.
    The orchestra will stage a concert Tuesday evening where
traditional somngs and instruments of folk music in Lazio will
mesh with the Emirates musical tradition.
    “We are here as guests of the Lazio Region and the theme that we
are bringing is Lazio and Rome, as a place of meeting and an
opportunity for a series of values that start with the great
power of music as a sign of peace and communion,”, orchestra
director Ambrogio Sparagna told ANSA.
    “It’s no accident that in tonight’s concert we have decided to
invite local musicians with whom we will play part of the
    “They will obviously play instruments of the Arab tradition, in
particular the qanun, a sort of harpsichord, as well as
percussion instruments and a lute.
    “They are the essential instruments of the great Arab
tradution”. (ANSA).