MUSIC FROM THE HEART HAS THE POWER TO BUILD A BRIDGE BETWEEN WORLDS AND UNITE PEOPLE FROM ALL NATIONS AND COUNTRIES TO STAND TOGETHER FOR HUMANITY AND LOVE
Paix Concert – Musique du Monde pour la Tunisie” (from French: “Peace Concert – Music from the World for Tunisia”) was the special benefits gala night’s invitation. The international peace campaign #PeaceTunisia founded by Berlin moderator Carmen Hentschel and Dust of Soul presented on Saturday, the 29th August 2015 a Concert Night with internationally renowned musicians from the Swiss duo Dust of Soul in cooperation with a Tunisian musician from the Symphony Orchestra Tunisia in Tunis. Special guest of the night was Tunisian singer & guitarist Ahmed Mejiri.
The event was hosted by the renominated five star Hotel Concorde Les Berges du Lac in Tunis on the wonderful open terrace with the view onto the Lake of Tunis and the unique spectacular skyline sparkling at the horizon. It was indeed a wonderful calm and warm night – perfect weather conditions to enjoy an inspiring clear view with music from the Western world united with the Arabian world.
The benefits gala night was opened by Carmen Hentschel who presented the campaign Peace Tunsia with her background story, mission, and goal. Her speech was translated warm-hearted by Moncef Labiadh, moderator at the radio station RTCI and supporter of the benefits night with an exclusive broadcast on Friday, the 28th August 2015, hosting both Peace Tunisia and Dust of Soul in the radio program “RTCI Multikulti”.
At the end of the speech a wonderful emotional video was presented showing interactions with Tunisians and the reaction of the campaign Peace Tunisia.
The benefits gala night was continued by the concert with the Vocalist Dusty and the Pianist MiKey from the Swiss Duo Dust of Soul in cooperation with the Tunisian Cellist Mohamed Amine Ben Smida. For the first time the trio played together live on stage in front of the public. The songs of Dust of Soul were beautifully conducted by Mohamed Amine’s Cello melodies and Dusty’s authentic true life stories and messages between Dust of Soul’s musical compositions. Some of them were live improvised during the night with the high inspiration and powerful energy.
To close the concert performance of Swiss Duo with Mohamed Amine, Vocalist Dusty and Pianist MiKey honoured the guests and thanked them for their presence and support with their beloved song “Thankful”. As in Dust of Soul’s tradition, some guests and contributors of the night were specially honoured by a flower on stage as a sign for gratitude handed over by Vocalist Dusty live on stage.
The highlight of the night was kept until the very end: A song played together with all artists and special guest Ahmed Mejiri while all guests were invited to light a magic candle given out by the hotel staff. It was a wonderful picture established at the end of the “Peace Concert” benefits gala night with this special music arrangements and a terrace full of lights by the attended 150 guests.
Dust of Soul loves to thank everyone for this great concert night that caught the attention of so many people around the world. A special thank goes to Carmen Hentschel, the founder of the campaign Peace Tunisia, and the wonderful host, the Hotel Concorde Les Berges du Lac, with the responsible person Walid Fandri (see photograph at the bottom right) and his team who supported the Peace Concert with all their effort and greatness. Another thank goes to Noureddine Saouak from NS Events, Zouoghi Hamadi for the tuning of the piano, and Walid Bel Hadj from Photo Walid for the filming of the night and the great photographs. And to F&B Manager Marwen Ayadi who made all this possible (see photograph at the bottom left).