2024-04-05 – 09:20 h

On Wednesday, May 22nd, at the Sala Fundación Unicaja María Cristina in Malaga, Spain, will take place the solidarity concert “Tributo Canciones Ghibli / Ghibli Songs Tribute”, in benefit of the schooling project for children in Nepal carried by the Vicente Ferrer Foundation.


The concert will offer a review of the best Studio Ghibli soundtracks and songs, commented by the expert author of Studio Ghibli books, Marta García Villar, with music arranged and performed by ‘Hey Listen! Music Band’, the pianist Magape, the singers Nuria Ortega and Marta Diéguez, and the choir Escolanía y Orfeón Preuniversitario de Málaga (the latter belonging to the Fundación Musical de Málaga).


The repertoire will take us from the beginnings of the Japanese animation studio with themes from “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind”, “The Castle in the Sky” or “My Neighbor Totoro” to the premiere of the main theme of the latest film by the genius Hayao Miyazaki, “The Boy and the Heron”, passing through masterpieces such as “Princess Mononoke”, “Spirited Away” or “Howl’s Moving Castle” (all composed by Joe Hisaishi), without forgetting other lesser-known scores such as “Arriety” or the video game “Ni No Kuni”.


The event will feature raffles from the collaborating organizations: the illustrator from Úbeda known as Hyukiee, in charge of designing the event poster, will donate one of her Studio Ghibli fan art prints; FreakCon and OXO-Museo del Videojuego de Málaga will offer two tickets to visit the event in 2024 and the museum, respectively; and Marta García Villar will dedicate one of her books about Studio Ghibli.


The entrance-donation is 12 €, with the possibility of collaborating in the zero row if you cannot attend the event, and the proceeds will go to the project to support children in Nepal. Tickets can be purchased at the following link: https://iniciativas.fundacionvicenteferrer.org/studioghiblimalaga


The Vicente Ferrer Foundation (www.fundacionvicenteferrer.org) has been working for more than half a century to transform the rural areas of the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, in southeast India, one of the areas most affected by extreme poverty, and to support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups through a comprehensive project covering the sectors of Health, Education, Habitat, Disability, Ecology and Women. Although the Foundation has been involved in various specific humanitarian actions for years, Nepal is the first country in which it is extending its action beyond India. There it develops projects focused on promoting the education and inclusion of the most vulnerable children and on accompanying other groups such as adults with mental health problems and their caregivers, who in most cases are their adolescent sons and daughters.