A few months after the recording of his new compositions in the archaeological site of Petra (Jordan), promoted by UNESCO # Unite4HERITAGE campaign that was launched to support the cultural heritage and intercultural dialogue, the Italian trumpeter Luca Aquino gets on stage at the Olympia theatre in Paris with Sting, Manu Katche, Richard Bona, Noa, Tore Brunborg and other world-renowned musicians, during the concert Manu Katchè and Friends.
“I’m very excited – the jazz musician says – to share the stage with Sting and play together legendary songs like” Every Breath You Take “,” Fields Of Gold “and” Shape of My Heart “. We’ll have fun, and if I get the opportunity, I will invite him to the edition 2017 of Riverberi music festival in Benevento. For 2016 edition, I would like to propose Riverberi in Jordan and organize concerts in refugee camps and historical places on the border with Syria. It is not an easy task, we’re working on it: we keep on spreading the message of the campaign promoted by UNESCO, together with the Jordanian National Orchestra and some of the Arab world partners, including the newly founded TAGIRecords label by Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, created to support the music industry in Jordan – Aquino underlines – Promoting music and art is of a crucial relevance now more than ever, the same UNITE4HERITAGE campaign was launched in Iraq in 2015 in defense of the cultural heritage against terrorist crimes“. His agenda therefore sees him engaged in development projects where music is as a tool for cross cultural dialogue in Jordan, the keystone of the Middle East, and on the stage of the Olympia theatre in Paris, the European temple of music, with some of the biggest stars of the international scene. There is an imaginary bridge, created by the jazz trumpeter, between the two places where the musical language speaks also about freedom and the countless possibilities of art. A new milestone for a brave musician who loves to surprise and bring his notes with ease, between the reverberations of churches, archaeological sites and uncanny places.
Paris Olympia Theatre, boulevard des Capucines 28