Voices of Friendship: Soprano Carolina Ghigliazza and Iranian Maestro Sattar

The interview below was originally published in the WAALM Diplomatic Journal. The United Nations affiliated organization ACUNS has noted that The World Academy of Arts, Literature and Media – WAALM was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 (see also the Persianesque on-line Journal).

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WAALM recently announced that a music project called “Dare To Live / Vivere” is on its way, which yet again it can assist the establishment of Cultural Diplomacy and promotion of Human Values. To listen to the musical piece, “Dare To Live / Vivere” , kindly click on the poster below:

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Now we are with Carolina Ghigliazza, a beautiful Soprano from Argentina, who is one of the contributing vocal artists to this nice piece of music.

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DJ: Carolina, welcome to 6Qs

CG: My pleasure.

Q1. What made you to become a singer?

CG: Since I was a little girl I knew I wanted to become a singer and I have never thought to go for a different career. As the matter of fact, I made a strong commitment, dedication and effort to study music with great masters and tried to improve day by day, and now that I look back, I can say it worth it.

Q2. Does music have a major role in Argentinian Culture?

CG: Music is very important in my country. It is part of the national cultural heritage. Each Argentinian province has its own folk music adding flaviour and tast to the melting pot of the national music. For instance, in 1880´s, the Tango was born in the City of Buenos Aires and still it is one of the most well-know and influential styles of music around the world. Among the Tango´s great pioneer masters, I can name: Astor Piazzolla, Homero Manzi and Enrique Santos Discépolo.

As for other styles, there are many distinguished Argentinian musicians, who have achieved international prestige: Lalo Schifrin, Daniel Barenboim, Bruno Gelber, Alberto Ginastera and Martha Argerich, just to mention a few.

Q3. What do you think about the role of music in Cultural Diplomacy and establishment of dialogue amongst nations?

In my opinion music has a universal language, it is a representative of peace. In addition, the musical sounds can transmit different emotions and moods. So, it can sensitize the human beings. Music can truly accomodate the diverse nationalities, cultures, religions and ideologies and it facilitates sharing passion.

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Q4. Vocal artists often lend their talents to raise the bars of social awareness, you are recording a duet in name of “Dare To Live (Vivere)” with Maestro Sattar, what is the message of this song and what it hopes to achieve?

CG: I feel truly honored for being chosen by Maestro Sattar. Through his generous gesture he allows me to share with his marvelous voice this message of universal peace. Hence, it is a way to contribute to the integration of the human beings, leaving aside old disputes and do our best to be more supportive to each other in our daily lives, starting from home to the society at large.

Q5. How did you find this international collaboration and do you think projects as such will continue?

CG: As an artist I feel deeply grateful to be recognized by an institution as prestigious and well-known as WAALM in England. I hope that this sort of projects carry on. Also I wish for all other artists around the world to experience the same rewarding collaboration as I did and wish them to get the same opportunity to participate in such honorable calls.

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Iranian Maestro Sattar. For more see: Masters of Linguistics and Music: Sattar and Italy’s Andrea Bocelli, the WAALM Initiative for Turkish Iranian Dialogue, and Selections of Sattar’s music from the 1970s.

Q6. Tell our readers about your future artistic plans and upcoming events and productions?

CG: “Dare to live / Vivere” gave me a vivid inspiration for the rest of this year. Soon I will be finishing the recording of my debut CD. Additionally, I have several concerts on my schedule with the Coral Canticorum and some concerts in Buenos Aires. Meanwhile, I will continue with my job as a Vocal Coach, as it really makes me happy to teach and to see my students accomplish their aims. That is yet another rewarding activity I enjoy doing.

DJ: Carolina, thank you very much for your time attending this. We wish you all the best for this and for your other projects.

CG: Thank you for having me.

Dare To Live (Vivere) Official Broadcasting PSA: Argentinian soprano Carolina Ghigliazza discusses her forthcoming duet with Iranian Maestro Sattar (a veteran Iranian Pop-Lyric accomplished Tenor). In the above interview, Ghigliazza states “I became Maestro Sattar’s fan and fell in love with his voice…”.