Benedetta Manfriani / CONfusion


The multicultural CONfusion choir, which I run, is made up of refugees and locals who sing a popular repertoire of differing musical traditions, contemporary music, jazz, pop…

The main objective of this project is to facilitate the social inclusion of refugees. Through popular songs of different musical traditions  people ( singers and  audience) discover universal themes: love, death, homesickness, hope…human destiny.

The music allows the singers to connect and deeply communicate without words with each other as well as with the audience. A choir is a team: singing together requires commitment and cooperation to create a new work of art.

The project seeks to facilitate  relationship, coexistance and social cohesion, and to ensure  that diversity is seen as a source of social and cultural vitality.

The project is organised by Catalyst, Teatro Puccini in Florence and the Centro di Documentazione Interculturale dell’Associazione Progetto Accoglienza, supported by SPRAR e promoted by  Borgo S. Lorenzo Town Council.





15th June 2018