A SONG of unity by Surianne Dalmedo has been chosen as the official anthem for a summit in Spain.
The Gibraltar musician´s single We Are As One was chosen to represent the United Nationalities Marbella Summit, which takes place at Laude San Pedro International College on April 25.
The event brings together Marbella´s different nationalities to discuss solutions to local problems experienced by the community, incuding health care for the elderly and improved youth facilities.
Surianne, who co-wrote We Are As One with UK musician Terry Shaughnessy, was inspired to write the song after reading a Eurovision Song Contest blog about Gibraltar.
“The blogger wrote that Gibraltar would be a good country to take part in the Eurovision and mentioned me as an artist who should perform,” Surianne told the Olive Press.
“That inspired me to write a song about unity. The message is we are all one and we are all made of the same flesh and bone.
“You can really adapt if for anyone, and especially the situation now with Brexit, the issues between Gibraltar and Spain and what is happening in the USA.”
Surianne will perform We Are As One at next week´s summit, and is playing a free gig at Gibraltar´s Jazz Cafe on May 13.
The tireless musician will also run creative music workshops for children at Cancer Care Relief in Gibraltar from April 21.
One of the workshops, run as part of Surianne´s Busy Bee Club, will teach youngsters aged 3-9, about environmental issues.
Children will create instruments from recycled materials and natural resources and make a music video and documentary.