Campovolo’s cry, ‘Enough gender-based violence’ – Emilia Romagna

“This is a musical message that we don’t just want to sing. But yell ‘Enough,’ with a lot of final yelling of the letter A out loud.” Laura Pausini performs “Una. None. Centomila” live at the RCF Arena Campovolo in Reggio Emilia tonight as she performs with the “sisters” of Italian music: Fiorella Mannoia, Emma, ​​Alessandra Amoroso, Giorgia, Elisa and Gianna Nannini. In front of almost a hundred thousand spectators (96,217 tickets were dismissed at 2 pm) and out of 5.7 million receipts, 2 million euros were donated to nine Italian centers for combating violence. It’s the biggest charity event against gender violence as Pausini takes on the role of “godmother” at the pre-concert press conference. She told in an honest way how “once a woman from Turin called me for help after experiencing violence. Several times the police were sent to her house to intervene.”

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To set the lofty goal then: “If we can raise awareness even if it is one woman, to report and seek help, we will have already won.” Fiorella Mannoia (who opened the party at 19.30) chose to consider the dramatic numbers. “Since the beginning of the year, 20 women have been killed, while in 2021 there were 118 femicides. This is a problem that has always plagued me and we must implement some form of prevention, not to intervene when it is too late. To be the last concert of this kind, we intend Continue until the lights are not turned off.” That is why the seven artists decided to involve the largest number of male colleagues they duo with tonight on stage (Cabarizza with Fiorella Manoia, Brunori Sass with Emma, ​​Diodato with Alessandra Amoroso, Sototono with Giorgia, Tommaso Paradiso with Elisa, Quiz with Gianna Nannini and Eros Ramazotti with Laura kiss Me).

“Today we are here for an important reason, the gesture of inviting men was beautiful. In 99.99% of cases, sexual violence is our problem, from us men. And we must confront it first,” explains Diodato. Gianna Nannini appears in the press room in a T-shirt bearing the sensational phrase (“femininity, trap” or “femininity is a trap”) by Simone de Beauvoir. Georgia gives her a kiss. Then Elisa arrived backstage with Tommaso Paradiso on a bike and Emma on a moped. In addition to the message, there is a festive atmosphere and great music prevailing at Arena Campovolo with fans waiting for the concert for two years (two postponed due to the pandemic for the live broadcast originally scheduled for September 2020). For this reason, artist director Ferdinando Salzano, managing director of Friends & Partners who organizes the concert, responded to the protests that broke out on social media about not broadcasting it live on TV or on other platforms. : “It would have been disrespectful to those who have had the ticket in their pocket for two years.” Laura Pausini also supports him: “The goosebumps and the message we want to give tonight can only be felt live. Musical marathon – with a total of 54 musicians taking turns on stage (each artist will bring their band) as if they were in miniature – concerts – lasts until midnight .

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