The courage of peace
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Today I present to you a song about peace entitled: “Il coraggio della pace”.
This topic has been dealt with a lot in the past decades, today it still finds space but at times it seems anachronistic. Yet there may come a time when you feel inside you to put your hand to a song about peace as it happened to me in 2007, making a first recording in 2008 and then the final one between 2014 and 2015.
I am presenting it these days because the Christmas tradition focuses on various themes: family, friendship, solidarity, peace.
The song focuses attention on armed conflicts but, beyond this, each of us is in search of his own form of peace: this year we are thinking in particular at the global level of peace from Covid 19.
First of all, this song has a close link with the song "Artigiani di speranza" because in its concluding words there is already the title "Il coraggio della pace" when it says: “Quanta luce per le genti e il coraggio della pace, e una tomba vuota hai lasciato tu Gesù” ("How much light for the people and the courage of peace, and a tomb you left Jesus empty”). These two songs are therefore in continuity.
The basic idea: two antagonistic child soldiers, escaped and now grown up, meet and talk to each other in new eyes.
The voices of children appear the least present and yet they are the most important. In dialogue with adults, they listen, exclaim, try to say "peace", in the end, having internalized the concept, they can now say for themselves: "PEACE" and repeat it to adults (it is a hope!).
You will also be able to see a video clip. It was registered in the church “S. Francesco” in Avellino (Italy) where there is "Il murale della pace" painted by Ettore De Conciliis in 1965. On the internet you will find a lot of material about this mural.
Maybe one day I will tell you how and why I chose this place for the video clip.
See you soon, I embrace you all.
Wishes for a Merry Christmas.