MAMT||Museo Mediterraneo dell' Arte, della Musica e delle Tradizioni (EN)

The MAMT- Mediterranean Museum of Art, Music and Traditions is an institution created by the Fondazione Mediterraneo with the aim “to experience” in an interactive way, the positive emotions of Our Sea through Arts, Music and Traditions. The MAMT is one of the most important initiatives of Fondazione Mediterraneo: an active space created in order to let communicate Arts, Music and Traditions of the Mediterranean contemporary society. The awareness of a past full of ancient traditions is the base for the construction of a rational and connected humanity: the vastness of the Mediterranean area collects together the responsibility, the hard work and intelligence with the ability to share spaces and cultures. Today, more than ever, the sense of future is given by the awareness of the sorrow, of the conflicts and at the same time by the ability to share joys and bond.
Art and Music are since ever the tool of communication and sharing of the humanity that, in a particular “Mediterranean” path, allows us to overtake the violence of the human being that showed itself in his greater brutality in countries as Bosnia, Palestine, Syria and other places: as testify of this there are Bosnia, in order not to forget and Suffering and Hope in the world, exhibitions of the museum.

At the same time there are symbols inviting to meeting and hope appear in lands of desolation and Hush: The Ferrigno Nativity Scene, the exhibition a Sea, three Faiths, the Peace and the Last Neapolitan Supper are part of the Museum.
Near the Totem of Peace and other works by Mario Molinari, sculptor of the color, accompanies the lonely journey of freedom, the Dreamlike World of John Crown and the desire of participation and recognition of the role of women in the Mediterranean in the exhibition “Breaking the Veils, women artists of Islamic World”.
Fado, Flamenco, Tango and Sirtaki, the Song of Naples, the Great Lyric Operas, Arabic Music and the Classics of all the times catch the attention of the audience with the acoustic perfection of the “Music hall” of the Museum.
The section dedicated to Pino Daniele has a particular meaning.
The warm of the Mediterranean human nature and the awareness of the necessity to keep track, the the wealth and the fertility find in the “Section Architecture” – with the Associated presences of Alvaro Siza, Ciamarra Picas, Vittorio Di Pace, Nicola Pagliara, Marco Introini and others - and in the Voices of the Migrants and other strong point.
The artworks of Pietro and Rino Volpe mark Mediterranean signs in which the culture and the literature merge with the creativity making a unique collection.
A collection of HD video about the most important sites of the Campania Region will accompany the tourists of cruises and the visitors in the whole building: the ground floor facing on Municipio Square will host an info-point unique in its kind. The MAMT is also an articulated system of services in the heart of the city of Naples: the library, the emeroteque, the music hall, salt conventions, the restaurants, the Euromedcafé, the residences and the bookshop receive the visitor with sympathy and enthusiasm: that enthusiasm of the Mediterranean!

The participants in the "XXVII Anti-Mafia Summit" held in Florence - among them the anti-mafia prosecutor Cesare Sirignano, Giuseppe Antoci, representatives of the judiciary, the Guardia di Finanza, the Carabinieri, the State Police and democratic institutions - have unanimously shared the Appeal for the headquarters of the Museum of Peace - MAMT signed by representatives of various countries of the world.
The President of the Caponnetto Foundation Salvatore Calleri, in a statement to the press, underlined that "the XXVII Summit gave full mandate to all members of the Caponnetto Foundation - representing various institutions - to protect the Fondazione Mediterraneo in all democratic ways in order to maintain the headquarters of the Museum of Peace - MAMT and of the "Mediterranean Observatory on Organized Crime and the Mafias" in Naples in the Pierce Palace".

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Accompanied by President Michele Capasso, Pino Daniele's "fellow travelers"Tullio De Piscopo, Elisabetta Serio, Ciccio Merolla, Valentina and Leandro Zurzolo – visited the "Pino Daniele Alive" section of the Museum, retracing the main stages of a story common.
Great emotions interspersed with Tullio's performances and some “incursions” by the great Antonio De Curtis, prince-poet: a testimony to the greatness of a city like Naples that gave birth to unforgettable characters: from Pino Daniele to Totò, from
Massimo Troisi to Renato Carosone.

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The presentation of the book “Rino Zurzolo was held in the Music Room of the Museum of Peace - MAMT. Tecnica a dita sciolte per contrabasso”.
After the addresses of greetings and the memory of the president Michele Capasso and the mayor of Naples
Luigi De Magistris, intervened Valentina Crimaldi Zurzolo, Livia and Leandro Zurzolo, Francesco Cirillo, Bruno Crimaldi, Tullio De Piscopo, Ciccio Merolla, Valerio Mola, Roberto Panucci, Elisabetta Serio.
On this occasion, musical pieces dedicated to Rino Zurzolo were presented by Valentina Crimaldi Zurzolo (flute), Elisabetta Serio (piano) and Ciccio Merolla (percussion).

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President Michele Capasso with other members of the International Executive Committee handed over to the Mayor of Naples Luigi De Magistris, visiting the Museum, a copy of the Appeal signed in various countries and the parliamentary questions presented to the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies to maintain the home of the Museum of Peace - MAMT in Naples in the Pierce Palace.
Those present - including musicians and friends of Pino Daniele - shared the appeal hoping that a unique place in the world of great ethno-anthropological demo value could be maintained in the Palazzo Pierce (a portion was put up for sale by the Agency of Demanio): in particular the extraordinary importance of the section dedicated to Pino Daniele, personally realized by the great musician who died together with the president Capasso and his son Alessandro, was underlined
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