Delegation of the European Union to Papua New Guinea

"Happy Europe Day!" wish from PNG children - Fighting poverty through music

04/05/2021 - 18:23
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As soon as  a group of young musicians from Vanimo ( a small town in northwest of PNG, nestled between the jungle and the Bismark Sea)  heard that their favourite music play "Ode to Joy" is also the EU Anthem, they contacted the EU Delegation in Port Moresby with a suggestion to celebrate "Europe's Day" their way: with music and joy…  Thus, on 9 of May an arch of music and love will be stretched all across the Globe, from PNG to Europe, with a magnificent performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Some may wonder how Beethoven's masterpiece, which is one of the most difficult and complex musical compositions ever created, could be performed by a group of disadvantaged village children from PNG? The answer is simple: with talent and  perseverance nothing is impossible. Talent has no limits, and the EU Delegation in PNG is privileged to nurture it.

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