|Concert "Voices for peace" 10th of August|
An experimental musical meeting between musicians from Armenia, Azerbaijan and the Åland Islands, presented in the form of a concert at the square stage in Mariehamn on the 10th of August, at 18.30.
The participants have their musical roots in jazz, folk and world music. Most are known and professional performing musicians in their respective countries. Among the musicians are both classically trained guitarists, pianists and vocalists, but also musicians specialized in traditional instruments from the region of Southern Caucasus such as string instruments Tar, Oud and Saz. The Åland Islands participants consists of the musicians in the band WhatClub.
The concert marks the start of the Islands of Peace Festival.
Peace and conflict issues in the South Caucasus has been one of the long lasting engagements of the ÅIPI. The project ”Voices for Peace” is arranged in cooperation with Public Journalism Club in Armenia, Internews in Azerbaijan and the Foreign policy association in Uppsala. Financial support has been granted from the EU Youth in Action Programme through the organisation for international mobility CIMO in Finland as well as from the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland.
The open concert is part of the jubilée programme of the Åland Islands Peace Institute, that has in 2012 been thinking and actinng for peace for 20 years.