Cosa aspetta la Regione a prenderne definitivamente atto?
Davide Mancini e Andrea Lupi
IL PROGRAMMA DEI CONCERTI
Lynwood Slim felt there were only two things he could do to make a living: shoot pool
or play harmonica. Thank goodness he chose to be a musician. This California native
brings years of experience, dynamic stage presence, powerfully expressive blues vocals,
and some of the most exciting blues harp you’re ever heard.
Although he started out playing in fusion-oriented settings, Steve Grossman developed into an excellent hard bop tenor in the tradition of Sonny Rollins. He started at the top as Wayne Shorter’s replacement with Miles Davis, playing in his fusion group from 1969 to 1970, and was with Lonnie Liston Smith in 1971. He spent a valuable period as part of Elvin Jones’ group and has mostly led his own bands ever since, recording as a leader for such labels as P.M., Owl, Red, and Dreyfus.
Musician, composer, music teacher multi-instrumentalist and lyric tenor, Raffaello Simeoni is a big-name among italian ethno musicians. Founder of Novalia, performer and master of Rieti music tradition, will perfom a special project with some song from his last cd “Mater Sabina”. Two very special musicians will play with him.
Texas Slim could very well be a reincarnate of a passed soulful singer who plays guitar and is once again carving out a niche in blues music history. Born and raised in Dallas, TX…. Slim from an early age met and played with the great Alex Moore, (who first recorded the blues in 1929) and later Little Joe Blue and opened gigs for musicians like Johnny Winter, Blue Oyster Cult and Savoy Brown…
The band was conceived in 1968, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but arrived in San Francisco in1969, just in time to catch the tale end of the summer of love. The repertoire stretched from old time rock and roll, red neck country; boogie-woogie, Cajun, swing/jazz, plus their self-penned party anthems. Basically, they represented the essence of American roots music.
Musette style music was originated from the meeting beetween italian accordeonist and french comedians. Le Balluche de la Saugrenue, comig from Loira (France), play this particular style with the influences of swing manouche, cha/cha, rumba, Spanish and East European dance music. Their concerts becomes a real travelling dance-hall!!
Tom Russell has recorded 25 records and his songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Nancy Griffith, Joe Ely, KD Lang, Ramblin´ Jack Elliott, Jeff Walker, Dave Van Ronk and other great artists. Russell credited, along with Dave Alvin, of inventing the Americana radio format and has appeared on the David Letterman TV show four times in the last few years.
An old folkloristic rivalry beetween two cities of Tuscany now becomes a marvellous musical project with musicians from Pisa and Livorno. Song from latin tradition and tango and originals enriched by melodic sound of chromatic harp incontrast with the rock-blues of electric guitar.
Despite being destined to be forever known as the son of the legendary folk/blues singer-songwriter Roy Harper, Nick Harper has forged his own way ahead to have become recognised as one of Britain’s finest acoustic singer/guitarists. To call him a superlative singer/songwriter could put his highly lauded guitar talent in the shade, and to call him a
guitarist’s guitarist might slight his distinctive, soulful voice and passionate songs.
Solorazafindrakoto (his real name) is not only the guitarist who played with Miriam Makeba, Manudibango and Dizzie Gillespie, he is a talented one-man band too. With a great knowledge of his instrument, he is quick in the passages, remarkable in melody/rhythm and a vocals’ master. Solorazaf is famous for his ability in combining different cultures creating a captivating and original sound.
A captivating voice, a fiery piano, a gentle acoustic guitar wandering into an expressionist cabaret, melodies, melodies and more melodies, words, emotion and magic: welcome to the unique world of Lonely Drifter Karen. A place where feet become yo-yos, a mad inventor falls in love with a circus clown, girls turn into elephants, angels sigh while ladies resist ice-cream, and, yes, the grass does sometimes sings…
Everybody else romances the road. Joe Ely lives it. Call him what you want – a wandering minstrel, gypsy cowboy, visionary song poet, or
houserocker on fire – whatever he is, Ely’s covered a lot of ground in his time. He really has ridden the rails (in a circus train, no less), thumbed his way across the country, hopped boats to exotic foreign lands, and ridden horses across the prairie. All part of the relentless quest for revelation that only a journey can satisfy.
The Blues Evolution is a multimedia show (music and video), a log journey through the story of the moden music. Beginning frm the Delta Blues till the modern electronic issues.
From Robert Johnson, to Muddy Waters, from Chuck Berry to The Beatles, From Stevie Ray Vaughan to Jeff Beck. But it is also a real “meeting point” of all the blues and rock musicians that built the story of live clubs of Pisa, Livorno, Lucca districts from 80’s till today.
He’s the most famous singer from tuscany. His personal style along with his incredible vintage guitar let him seem a modern minstrel.
His repertorire is unique, thanks to his research, his singing skills, his musical talent and the way he interpret every song. His gigs create new art
places giving back faith to the human voice.
A long journey through the culture of Ireland, Mediterranean Sea and North America. The unique style of Athena with the original arrangments of WilloS’ create a blend of sounds that are the summary of three different cultures. Athena Thergis is one of the most exciting fiddler of the world, that has already played in Broodway’s Riverdance Musical.
Filippo Gambetta (born in 1981) is an italian melodeon player and composer; the music that he presents is innovative contemporary folk music with lots of different influences. Filippo Gambetta uses folk as a tool in his own compositions. His melodeon playing is crisp and the music full of interesting rhythmic, harmonic and textural ideas.
Unavantaluna is the name of an ethnic ensemble borned in Rome by the meeting of four musicians coming from Sicily, with the common interest for the folkloristic tradition of their land. Their music found the the collective immagination shared with so many Sicilians, both living on the
island that on the continent.
The ensemble “La Piccola Orchestra La Viola” is considered one of the
most importat world music band from Italy. The polifonic usa of melodeon, joined with a rythm section and the particulra voice of Antonella Costanza, create a new idea of show, in wich the audience listen to a long story, builded by original compositions like folk music.
The Rainbow Chasers is a new group formed by Ashley Hutchings. “The Guv’nor”, as he is affectionately called, has gathered round him three highly talented musicians, Joe Topping, Jo Hamilton and Ruth Angell.
Together they perform a repertoire of self-penned songs of the highest quality and sophistication, drawing from a broad range of ideas and influences.
For the first time, one of the most claimed from italian audience, Jono Manson, toghether with the “two new best rocker” from Italy: Massimiliano Larocca and Andrea Parodi. The concert will be a preview of their last record, recorded toghether with Massimo Bubola in Santa Fè, New Mexico, The record is centred on the figures of the outlaw of American and Italian tradition, and in the concert will be presented a preview as well as the songs af their traditional repertoire played along with an oustandig band
Created by Pietro Cirillo in 2002 Tarumba are a real ethnic and world music band. Psycoacoustics sounds are achieved by the use of ancient percussions and “chitarre battenti” and thanks to that Tarumba becomes a real involving band. During the multicolor show, dancing and improvvisation make over audience and musicians into a unique entity.
Krama Ensemble was created to promote the mediterranean area music. The Krama Ensemble founded in Kyria Constantinou the ideal voice for their “AnaDysi” musical project. A journey through the numerous and different musical identity and souls of Cyprus, the mediterranean island from where Kyria comes from.
The tradition of Santa Vittoria violins is the major music tradition still documented in the province of Reggio Emilia. Here, in the area between Reggio Emilia, Parma and Mantua, developed a movement in the early 19th century that originated the music that we now know as ‘ballo liscio’
(Italian popular dance music). “I Violini di Santa Vittoria” re-propose this music after a long research effort and bear witness to its tradition in the world.