Italian divas in Istanbul for concert against domestic violence
LE DIV4S pose for press members in the Atatürk Airport. The band will take the stage tonight at Istanbul’s Zorlu Center Stage for Hürriyet’s campaign.LE DIV4S, made up of four Italian sopranos, arrived in Istanbul on March 5 to take the stage for the 10th Year Concert of daily Hürriyet’s campaign against domestic violence.
The band will perform in Turkey for the first time tonight at the Zorlu Center Stage. The revenues of the concert will be donated to the emergency line that supports victims of domestic violence.
The band members Denise, Isabella, Vittoria and Sofia, who came from Miami, came together with press members in the Atatürk Airport. Upon the request of press members, they performed the famous Neapolitan song “O Sole Mio.”
“We are in Istanbul for the first time. The problem of domestic violence does not only exist in Turkey, but also in Italy and many countries in the world. We have previously performed for cancer hospitals.
We are proud of helping the fight against the problem of violence against women,” the group said.
They also noted that they knew the legendary late Turkish soprano Leyla Gencer.
In 2013, 28,000 women were exposed to violence in Turkey, and more than 50,000 women have been protected from their husbands or partners with precautions such as restraining orders, official data showed.