Voices for tomorrow

Regardless of where you come from, what matters is that we create together

A European project for integration through art initiated by the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation in partnership with ETP Slovensko and the support of the Kosice Philharmonic and the Slovak Ministry of Culture.

Voices for Tomorrow in Slovakia in September, are multicultural and multidisciplinary sharing moments, artistic workshops for Roma children of the Moldava nad Bodvou and a free concert in a prestigious venue in Kosice.

The artistic workshops will take place at the Kosice cultural centre from 5 to 7 September 2011 and will be jointly supervised by Ida Kelarova and her musicians as well as by the artist-ambassadors of the IYMF who will work on singing, movement, percussions, painting, art of the mask, with around thirty children aged between 6 and 16 living in the Moldava nad Bodvou settlement.

A free concert will highlight this sharing moment and will take place on Wednesday 7th September 2011, at the prestigious Concert Hall of The House of Arts in Kosice, residence of The Slovak State Philharmonic, generously given to us for the evening.

On stage the artist-ambassadors of the Voices for Tomorrow Band will perform

Nicolas Ankoudinoff (Belgium, sax), Volker Biesenbender (Switzerland, Violin), Cristina Candela (Spain, Flamenco), Marlène Dorcéna (Haiti, Vocals), Quentin Dujardin (Belgium, guitar),  Antonino Talamo (Italy, Percussions), Barbara Valentino (Italy, Vocals), Shanglie Zhou (China, Video artist)

During the first half of the performance some 15 children, teenagers and young adults living  the Moldave nad Bodvou settlement and members of the Slumdog Theater will perform on stage sharing with us their poignant life in the ghetto.

In the second half the artist-ambassadors of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation under the artistic guidance of Thierry Van Roy, will jointly perform a musical voyage through the cultures of the world high in colour and rich in emotions.

The concert will finish with a special performance by the famous Ida Kelarova accompanied by her Roma musicians.

Who ever you are, come in numbers and join us to celebrate cultural diversity!

www.voicesfortomorrow.eu (website launch in September)