Reggio Emilia (Italy)

In my area 13% of the population are immigarnts from non EU countries. When I talk to them I hear an accent, a local Italian accent, sometimes speaking dialect. Indeed we should stop referring to them as immigrants and rather seeing them more as "new Emilians".

This is the new Emilia Romagna.

Since last year musician Massimo Zamboni and the local administration are trying to improve and ease the integration between these communities and locals with a simple yet effective idea.

Bringing "us" on "their" ground with something in common. So concerts will be hold in their places of worship where the "old" and the "new" Emilians can meet, know, share by the love for music.

These pictures were taken outside the "Christian Evangelical Church" in Reggio Emilia.

This is a work in progress