Pandora's box and bridges of Love
- Shalom everybody (less two!),
I would write so many things about "three days" I'd spent past week
in Trieste (and environs) with Noa, or better, two with her and one
with her Friends, means Solis and Zohar; Saturday 22 at "Luchetta
Foundation Prize", where, unfortunately I couldn't meet her because
it was a private gala; Sunday 23 at free concert called " I nostri
Angeli" and this time I have greeted her and shaken her graceful
hand (and that one Gil's too ) before give her a little present:
(who knows if she had found a little moment to read some Leah's
Goldberg "Selected poetry and dramas" pages).
Third, Sunday 30 in Spilimbergo at final Folkest soirée in the
backstage (what a lucky man!!) and outside, with "Thousand fingers"
Zohar, marvellous Solis and their Italian manager Pompeo that
offered me to drink (double lucky man ;-) .
Well I was saying, that would have quite a lot impressions to write,
but they are so many that I would risk to do a "papocchio"; so I
will confine me to transcribe word by word how much Noa has
pronounced to the thick public after having sung "Mishaela" and
before reprise back with " I don't know".
For the rest, in the section [files] you can find, in Italian and
English, the articles appeared on the local daily paper "Il Piccolo"
<< Buonasera a tutti, shalom shalom shalom shalom everybody
Wow, it is so nice to see all of you here this evening; amazing to
ear how warm is my heart.
You know, I've been reading great mythology and I've read about
When Pandora opened to a box every type of evil come out into the
world and spread all over the world, and it has been in this
difficult moment ever since.
As we can see in these difficult moments, in this difficult days we
are living, our Country is full of such evil now and we feel great
fear for our families and our future.
But there is one thing in Pandora's box together with all the evil
and that is hope; one little bit of hope.
And that has the great myth goes, is the human races salvation.
Tonight I feel this feeling very very strong, and I have many
reasons to feel that way.
First of all because right in front of me I see a beautiful group of
children from the Luchetta Foundation .
Today I had the great honour of visiting this Foundation home, which
houses together with other of this sixty children from Countries
which have suffered horribly from wars.
Children which suffered terribly diseases and with a family mentor
are invited here in this Country to receive medical care and to go
in their strength back before they go home.
These children are beautiful, it is so amazing to see how they are
living and I can say to all people who work at the Foundation: "
BRAVO, God bless you for the incredible work that you do! ", and
this is of course that hope which is the salvation of humanity. It
is so great to see you all here tonight, with these lovely children:
Shalom shalom beautiful children .
Another reason that I have to be hopeful despite all of this, is
that I can stand here tonight and rise my voice in song for the
things I am believing.
And the things I am believing are first of all human beings capacity
to communicate and to build bridges, even though we can destroy
horribly and we can cause each other great pain.
We are able to build bridges and we have proven that.
And I believe that this is the only way to continue surviving here
on the Earth is to build these bridges.
We musicians have the privilege of building these bridges every day
of our life, every time we play, every time we sing we communicate,
we build a little bridge over a river, over the coast to the other
side where we found love, beauty, friendship.
Around this stage we have just such a situation, here in front we
have three Israelis playing together for very many years with great
friendship and love.
I tell you about these musicians a little bit later.
But now I like to introduce to the people here and back, a beautiful
bridge has been built from Israel to Naples over the past three
This Quartet from Naples is one of the best I have ever heard in my
life, and through communication of friendship, love and language of
music we have had three wonderful years together, when these guys
have graced me so many moments with their amazing musicianship. They
write incredible songs, they arrange it beautifully, they play like
angels, and it is a great pleasure to introduce you the Solis String
I conclude with a mine, using refrain from a CULTURE CLUB song,
reflection about the Middle-East conflict situation, whoever are the
<< War war is stupid
And people are stupid
And love means nothing
In some strange quarters
War war is stupid
And people are stupid
And I heard them banging
On hearts and fingers>>
Love and Peace, and good night and good luck
Maurizio [ alone is better ;-) ]