PETRA Luca Aquino & Jordanian National Orchestra


“The recording of an album in
Jordan surrounded by the
colors of the desert, within the reverbs of the Petra archeological site, was a dream that I’ve been chasing for long time; finally my dream came true. A mystic experience that I shared with a great cosmopolitan team, from different nationalities
apparently far from each other, which united in the desire to express themselves through the music gave life to a sound that blows light from minarets, it flies over my beautiful hometown Benevento while heading straight to New Orleans. Enjoy the music ”
L. Aquino
PETRA is the new album by Luca Aquino and the Jordanian National Orchestra, launched within the framework of the UNESCO global campaign #Unite4Heritage. The idea of recording an album inside Petra’s archeological park (Jordan) emerged from Italian trumpeter and composer Luca Aquino’s passion for using natural acoustic reverberations to enhance musical composition.
The unprecedented initiative is the result of a joint project between UNESCO Amman Office, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization, the Jordanian National Orchestra Association and the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA).
PETRA is the first recording project produced by the newly established Talal Abu-Ghazaleh International Records, a new recording label founded with the aim of developing the music industry in Jordan.
On July 24, three music tracks will be available on the website for download. On August 23th the full album will be available worldwide online. The proceeds of the album will go to the two associations, which support Petra site and the Jordanian National Orchestra. PETRA project spanned ten nationalities in bringing this recording to life: the Italian trio with Luca Aquino (trumpet and music), Carmine Ioanna (accordion), Sergio Casale (flute and arrangements) and Jordanian National Orchestra ensemble with the German violinist Anna Maria Matuszczak, Syrian contrabassist Bassem al Jaber, the percussionist Brad Broomfield from New Orleans, the Armenian violist Vardan Petrosyan and the Romanian oboist Laurentiu Baciu. A powerful message lies within this universal appreciation for music as we perceive the harmony within this cultural diversity.
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