Esharelife Annual Christmas Concert

Every year for the past 5 years, Esharelife Foundation has hosted an annual Christmas Party to fundraise for AVSI Kenya. The Christmas event is the most important annual event that the charity organises.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it was not possible for the charity to hold its usual Christmas Party which usually happens in London, at the beginning of December, and which brings together artists, philanthropists, members of the government, and Esharelife supporters to fundraise for AVSI Kenya. 

Due to the current pandemic, the charity organised a Virtual Christmas Concert which was held on the 16th of December at 5.00 pm. The Foundation asked for the purchase of a £10/10€ ticket. The purchase of the ticket constituted a donation with which people have been able to support children and communities in Kenya. 

Esharelife collected £25,000 from the event. The money has been used by AVSI Kenya for different purposes which are detailed in the AVSI Kenya report below.  AVSI Kenya, which has been working in Kenya since 1986,  contributes to the process of Adaptation, Coping and Thriving off the Dadaab community; attempts to tackle the issues of gender inequality in Baringo County by contributing towards the reduction of cases of female genital mutilation(FGM), child, early and forced marriages (CEFM), gender-based violence(GBV) and illiteracy. It promotes access to education and enhances sources of livelihood. Below you can find the official report received from AVSI Kenya regarding the donation received from Esharelife.

AVSI Kenya also expressed his gratitude to the Foundation in a letter to the Esharelife Vice-President, Dr. Domenico Aiello. AVSI Foundation thanked Dr. Aiello for the efforts he put in promoting the Foundation allowing AVSI to support 93 more children this year.

Esteemed artists from all over the world joined the concert to support Esharelife cause and help the charity to raise money for Kenya. Here you can find all the artists that took part in the concert listed in alphabetical order.


MASTER OF CEREMONIES

Mr Oisin Lunny

Oisin Lunny is an award-winning marketer, webinar and podcast host, MC, public speaker, virtual event consultant, UX business professor, and journalist. Oisin is also well known for his reliability in owning the stage as events MC. His personality has allowed him to facilitate vibrant and insightful discussions with senior leaders from different industries in numerous events. LinkedIn named him the 5th most engaged marketer in the UK…


ARTISTS THAT WILL JOIN THE CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Mr Gianni Aversano

Esharelife is honoured that Gianni Aversano performed at the Esharelife Christmas Concert. Gianni is a singer and he usually performs in a trio, “Trio Napolicanto”. The Trio, which sings folk music from the area around Naples, has performed in different areas of the world and has always been able to get the approval from the most disparate audiences. In 2004 the trio performed for the Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI who thanked them for letting him discover Naples with their great music…


Natasha Awuku

Natasha Awuku is a multi-faceted artist whose creativity spans music, street art and fragrance. Born in London, Natasha approached music for the first time with the study of classical piano at the age of 5. Discovered with a passion for music, Natasha became a vocalist and music producer. She has featured on remixes for various DJ’s and worked as a session singer with some of the industry’s finest artists such as Basement Jaxx…


Antonella Biondo

Antonella is a soprano, she graduated in Lyrical Singing and Music Disciplines at S. Giacomantonio Conservatory in Cosenza, where she also attended a jazz course. In 2005 she obtained the DAMS (Disciplines of Art, Music and Show) Diploma at Calabria University. She then started to study vocal technique with soprano Maddalena Calderoni and interpretation with Massimo Morelli. Antonella took part and won numerous competitions in Italy and Europe…


Chico Lobo

Violeiro, composer, singer, Chico Lobo, performed at the Esharelife Annual Christmas Concert on the 16th of December 2020 at 5 pm. Critics consider him one of the most active and effective viola caipira player that has succeeded in making the Brazilian music tradition popular. During his professional career, the artist has also been concerned with the valorisation, dissemination and promotion of regional culture…


Mariela Cingo

Esharelife is honoured that Mariela Cingo, a talented pianist born in Albania, performed at the Esharelife Christmas Concert. Mariela moved to London and studied at the London College of Music and Media where she won many prizes. She is passionate about teaching and believes in investing in the children’s future by engaging them through music and performing arts. Alongside her many professional engagements, Mariela has set up the Stage Talent Academy…


Mr Benedetto Chieffo

Esharelife is honoured to announce that the singer, Benedetto Chieffo, collaborated again with Esharelife, for the occasion of the Esharelife Annual Christmas Concert on the 16th of December 2020 at 5 pm. As Benedetto performed during the concert and mentioned that, especially in these challenging times, the Esharelife initiative is a great opportunity to remind us what really counts in our lives and to remind us who we are…


Mr Marcus Coleridge

Marcus Coleridge is a young student, currently in his final year at school in Devon in South West England. Music is a huge part of his life. His dream is to study music and performance at a higher level at university. He has been singing with his school choir for many years. The choir has toured in Europe and has been awarded 2020 Barnardo’s school choir of the year at the Royal Festival Hall in London…


Compagnia Bella

Esharelife is honoured that Compagnia Bella participated in the Esharelife Christmas Concert. Compagnia Bella is an association founded in 1998. The group focuses on theatrical research and experimentation which aims to ease collaborations of different artists that are already working in the field of theatre and art of communication…


Professor Nadey Hakim, Esharelife Ambassador at the Esharelife Annual Christmas Gala

Professor Nadey Hakim

Professor Nadey Hakim is an Esharelife Ambassador. Professor Nadey Hakim is a British surgeon, talented sculptor, author and generous philanthropist. In 2019 he was appointed London Vice President of the British Red Cross. A genuine lover of arts, Professor Hakim has been a consistent supporter of worthy causes. Extremely fond of music and he is a talented musician. Professor Hakim has put his talent at the service of the noble event that Esharelife has organised.


Mr Svavar Knútur

Esharelife is honoured that the artist Svavar Knútur have performed at the Esharelife Concert on the 16th of December 2020 at 5 pm (BST). Svavar Knútur is the stage name of Icelandic singer-songwriter Svavar Knútur Kristinsson, from the Westfjords. He sings in Icelandic language and English, Svavar Knútur collaborated with Czech singer-songwriter Markéta Irglová on his album “Ölduslóð” (“Way of waves”). In the past few years, Svavar has toured extensively around Europe as well as Australia and North America…


Mr Rafael Andreo Martín

Rafael Andreo studied guitar with Manuel Hernández and began his concert activity in 1985 with PSALTERIUM, playing medieval and Renaissance music with period instruments. Since then he has participated in numerous concerts and recordings, both popular and early music. There will be other two musicians performing with Rafael at the concert: Manoli Ramírez de Arellano and Javier Portela…


Mr Walter Muto

Mr Walter Muto is one of the artists that performed at the Esharelife Christmas Concert on the 16th of December 2020. Walter defines himself as an eclectic artist: he teaches guitar, plays in several bands and takes part in TV shows and charitable events. Walter is also a writer and collaborates with various Italian magazines…


Mr Ivan Nicolas

Esharelife is honoured that Ivan Nicolas performed at the Esharelife Christmas Concert on the 16th of December 2020 at 5 pm. Ivan is an Irish singer-songwriter. Nicolas started out as a drummer in a blues band and then progressed to guitar and piano. His songs have been played on BBC Introducing and across national radio in Ireland…


Enza Pagliara

Esharelife is honoured that the artist Enza Pagliara performed at the Esharelife Christmas Concert on the 16th of December 2020 at 5 pm (BST). The talented Enza is one of the most beautiful voices of the traditional music of Salento (south of Italy). Her passion for her native region’s traditional music pushed her to research and discover traditions, old sounds and flavours of her land…


Mr Omar Pedrini

Esharelife is honoured that the artist Omar Pedrini performed at the Esharelife Concert. Omar, from Brescia (Italy), is a singer-songwriter and founder of Timoria a fundamental band of the Italian rock scene of the nineties. In addition to numerous extra-musical collaborations and projects, during his career he produced 19 albums, he published 188 songs and performed about 1500 concerts. The albums he produced during his career made him famous and appreciated around Italy and Europe. He suddenly had to stop performing because of an aneurysm which affected him badly…


Mr Simone Pedroni

The New York Times has more than once acclaimed his talent, defining his style as revolutionary and distant from tradition. Because of his skills, over his successful career, he has been defined as an “artist with gold hands”. Esharelife is honoured that such a charismatic and talented artist will take part in the  Esharelife Christmas Concert in support of AVSI…


Olsi Qinami and the London City Philharmonic Orchestra

Esharelife is honoured that Olsi Qinami and the London City Philharmonic Orchestra performed at the Esharelife Christmas Concert. Olsi Qinami is the founder and conductor of the London City Philharmonic Orchestra that is dedicated to providing young composers with an opportunity to have their works performed, also, providing performance opportunities to young soloists…


Agnese Sanna

Esharelife is honoured that the artist Agnese Sanna performed at the Esharelife Christmas Concert. Agnese is a  musician. She is a pianist for the Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra in Rome. The group has performed in different locations in Italy as well as performing for Italian TV Channels such as Rai Uno and Rai Due…


Mr Marco Simoni

Marco Simoni performed at the Esharelife Christmas Concert on the 16th of December 2020 at 5 pm (BST Time). Marco graduated in composition and electronic music respectively from the Conservatory of Milan and from Civica Scuola di Musica of Milan. He composes instrumental and lyric music, soundtracks for theatrical plays, documentaries, audiobooks, plays for children, and short films…


Mr Andrea Soffiantini

Esharelife is honoured that Andrea Soffiantini performed at the Esharelife Christmas Concert on the 16th of December 2020 at 5 pm. Andrea Soffiantini, a minstrel of modernity, actor and pupil of Giovanni Testori, approached the world of theatre when he was still in high school. An idea born in his city, Forlì, he formed, together with some friends, a small amateur company, “Il Teatro dell’Arca”…


Erick Sola

Federico Sola, aka Erick, performed at the Esharelife Christmas Concert on the 16th of December 2020. Erick is an Italian singer and composer, born in Calabria, a region in the south of Italy, in 2000. Music has always been the passion of his dad, a passion that he has started to grow and cultivate also since very young. Erick is a young and enthusiastic artist..


The Sons of Pitches

The Sons of Pitches are one of the most famous A Cappella Groups in the UK. The group, which now has more than 3millions view on Youtube, gained popularity for winning the BBC2’s ‘The Naked Choir’  in November 2015. Esharelife is honoured to have this amazing group to perform for its cause…


Duo Terzievi

Esharelife is honoured to have had the Duo Terzievi performing at the Christmas Concert. Nadezhda and Gergana Terzievi are born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. These two twins have been performing traditional Bulgarian music since they were very young. The twins perform not only because fond of music, but also because they would like to preserve the ancient language typical of the Bulgarian folk tradition in order to remind people of their origins…


Davide Van De Sfroos

Esharelife is honoured to have had Davide Van De Sfroos performing at the Esharelife Christmas Concert on the 16th of December 2020 at 5 pm (BST). Davide Van De Sfroos, pseudonym of Davide Enrico Bernasconi, is an Italian singer-songwriter, guitarist and writer. Alongside with lots of songs and albums published over his long career he also wrote few books. He started his career in the area of Milan, where he founded together with Alessandro Giana the duo De Sfroos. The group started to have a lot of success because of the original use of the dialect from Como in their songs…


Elizaveta Zarayskaya

Esharelife is honoured to announce that the great artist Elizaveta Zarayskaya performed at the Esharelife Christmas Concert on the 16th of December 2020. At the age of 16, because of her talent, she was entrusted with the musical direction of the children’s choir, senior choir and the large choir of the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music. Afterwards, she took over the artistic direction of the choir and orchestra of the State Marine Technical University of St…


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