“Don't look back. You were born to give more of yourself.”
This Dec. 19 and 20, musical group Gen Rosso will give three special Christmas concerts around the theme “Life, love, care,” with those who want to remember the importance of small gestures in the midst of challenges.
“For us, music is a way to give people hope, even more so in these seemingly dark times. Music for us is a tool to spread hope to the world.”
ADELSON REIS DE OLIVEIRA
“Doing things with total commitment has led us to do things we never imagined. For instance, we never thought we would get to compose a theme song for WYD.”
Motivated by this enthusiastic spirit, they launched the project “Life, love, care.” It's a series of benefit concerts contributing some of their earnings to Fiore, an educational center in Guatemala. It's an institution hit hard by the crisis caused by the pandemic.
Director of Fiore Educational Center
“This initiative grew out of the good will and teamwork of musical groups Gen Rosso and Gen 4, and the Focolare movement, whose members, when they found out that the school would shut down temporarily, saw it as a manifestation of a line we've inherited from Chiara: 'They've left Jesus without a home.'”
Gen Rosso was born in 1966 in Loppiano, Florence, after the founder of the Focolare Movement, Chiara Lubich, donated a red drum kit to a group of young people so they could use music to convey a message of peace and fraternity.
More information about this Christmas concert can be found at genrosso.com.
Daniel Díaz Vizzi