Arias for Aid is a group of artists who believe that art can play a part in improving the lives of those in need.
Guatemala indigenous people were treated as slaves up until the 1940s. The sponsor who hails from New York created Arias for Aid in 2019 as a way to showcase talented artists from all over the world, and at the same time do good works in the world. He and his co-producer Ms. Tormela decided to focus on the aspects of women and children overcoming their obstacles.
Music selected for this concert will focus on that theme culminating with the last number from Les Miserables “Do you hear the people sing we will not be slaves again”. A small group of children with their books will symbolize the power that knowledge can have over ignorance, misery and poverty–the key to their freedom. In Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” the ghost of Christmas Present advises “This boy is ignorance. This girl is want. Beware of both of them…. but most of all beware of this boy.” On a more hopeful note for Mr. DeBonis’ vision the ghost later states. ” There is never enough time to do or say all the things that we would wish. The thing is to try to do as much as you can in the time that you have.” Charles Dickens -A Christmas Carol.