The Italian Embassy in Brasilia is the stage for the “Green Embassy Concert”, to be performed by the students of the Orchestra and Choir of the “Instituto Reciclando Sons”, featuring a repertoire of Italian and Brazilian music: above all, the national anthems of the two countries.
The “Instituto Reciclando Sons”, active in the Cidade Estrutural area – until recently the largest open landfill in Latin America – offers music education courses in contexts where educational opportunities are lacking. According to Francesco Azzarello, Italian Ambassador to Brazil, this institute “is a commendable reference structure, that promotes cultural and recreational activities for children and youths exposed to serious social, health and environmental challenges”.
The concert is part of the participation of the Italian Embassy in Brasilia in an Italian cultural enhancement project, falling within the initiatives that followed the first “Green Embassy Week”, set up last March. Among other things, the Embassy welcomed about one hundred children and youths aged 6-18, protagonists of the monthly programme “Zero Waste Environmental Education”, launched by the Embassy itself. Through play, these children and youths learned the basic home-composting techniques and visited the Diplomatic Mission’s facilities dealing with waste treatment and disposal.