The Diplomatic Society

 
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Traditional Neapolitan music meets South Africa

18 October 2015

The prestigious Theatre on the Square in Johannesburg hosted the musical performance "Afroneapolitan Suite" for ten cellos, an original score composed by the renowned Italian composer and jazz cellist Lucio Franco Amanti.

The project was born as a musical encounter between the talent of Amanti and that of the South African cellist Berthine van Schoor, together with the young musicians of his Academy. The concert was also to say goodbye to the Italian Ambassador, the Neapolitan Vincenzo Schioppa Narrante, to which the opera was dedicated.

Photo: Italian composer and jazz cellist Lucio Franco Amanti and Ambassador Vincenzo Schioppa

The ensemble was called “Muna-Cello”, deriving its name from O Munaciello’, a fairy from the Neapolitan tradition.

 

 

The audience – which included former President of South Africa Kgalema Motlanthe, members of the central and regional Government, representatives of the business community, academics, movie and TV stars – took part in a joyful and very appreciated musical performane, among classical music, folklore, jazz and traditions of both Countries.

Photos: Mr. Girolamo Florio

Embassy of Italy in South Africa

 

 

 

 

More News



lluminating our Differences while Honoring our Shared Humanity20/07/2017
article thumbnail

lluminating our Differences while Honoring our Shared Humanity 19 July 2017 “Education, safety and security are essential practical tools for peacebuilding” - Marla Mossman   Photo:   [ ... ]


One Young World Bogota20/07/2017
article thumbnail

One Young World Bogota 19 July 2017 Established in 2009, One Young World hosts an annual Summit attended by 1,300 delegates from over 196 countries. No youth dominated event represents as many count [ ... ]


Bastille Day 201719/07/2017
article thumbnail

Bastille Day 2017 17 July 2017 Mr Christophe Farnaud, Ambassador of France to South Africa hosted special celebrations this year, on the occasion of Bastille Day, the French National Day (also known [ ... ]


South Africa participates in EXPO 2017 in Astana19/07/2017
article thumbnail

South Africa participates in EXPO 2017 in Astana South African Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Nomaindiya Mfeketo, is on an official visit to Astana, Kazakhstan, from 1 [ ... ]



 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
_________________________________________________

July 2017 Edition

 
 
_________________________________________________

Translater


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Madagascar turns to SA for investment 15 June 2017 Malagasy President Henry Rajaonarimampianina has urged South African businesses to invest in Madagascar. President Rajaonarimampianina said his... <|> Welcome to South Africa 8 June 2017 President Jacob Zuma of South Africa received Letters of Credence from new Heads of Mission accredited to South Africa. Photo: Standing (l-r) Mr Eric Franck... <|> Good neighbours, France and South Africa On Monday 12 June 2017, the Ambassador of France to South Africa, H.E. Mr Christophe Farnaud, hosted a reception in honour of Brigadier General Franck... <|> Lack of education and mismatched skills Brussels, Belguim- 7th June 2017: The African Union Commission cautions that the future of Africa’s economic growth and the future of millions of Africans,... <|> Easing travel regulations between South Africa and Kenya 3 May 2016 South Africa and Kenya have announced measures that will make travelling between the two countries easier. South African Home... <|> BRICS ministers meeting Pretoria - Trade, climate change, reforms of the United Nations and terrorism were high on the agenda when the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs met in Beijing on 19 June... <|> <|> The French Barbarians in Soweto 24 June 2017 June is rugby month in South Africa. While the Springboks and the XV de France met for three test matches (Pretoria 10 June, Durban 17 June and... <|> Inti Raymi – resurrection of the sun June 21 marks the Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. It is the day when the Sun begins to set a little later everyday as the days start to get... <|> Matariki – The Eyes of God When the constellation Pleiades, a star cluster, rises in the sky in May and June, the Maori nation of New Zealand celebrate the beginning of a New Year. H.E Mike... <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.