This year the Carpino Folk Festival, now in its nineteenth edition, is emerging as an unmissable event for lovers of popular music and beyond. Not only because – as is now the organizers have accustomed us – the festival is not only a time of celebration of the musical expressions of the oral tradition of the area, but rather an opportunity to present the work and initiatives in this same area will carry on to showcase, in a key not only tourism and economic, historical and cultural peculiarities. Also popular music, which keeps an area of the first floor, is not only present in the form of concert, but through lectures, seminars, discussions and meetings about the many realities that make up the complex profile of popular cultures. Among these, it is important to remember the screening of the documentary “Roberto Leydi, the other music,” Aurelio Citelli, with the advice of Phoebus Guizzi (Province of Milan, Medialogo 2004, 35 min.), Scheduled for August 7. As stated in the press release: “An unprecedented portrait on the figure and work of Roberto Leydi, realized through two interviews: the interest in jazz and American popular music, the meeting with Alan Lomax, the ‘scandal’ of Bella hello, “the report with popular singers and musicians, teaching at the DAMS of Bologna. Testimonials by Umberto Eco, Moni Ovadia, Bruno Pianta and Ferdinando Scianna”. On the same day are also provided for the meetings entitled “The agro-pastoral communities of collective rituals, lack of resources and cooperation” and “Gargano, August 1954. Sixty years from the trip of Alan Lomax and Diego Carpitella – In memory of Remigio de Cristofaro”, by respectively Gino Annolfi and Salvatore Villani. On the eighth of August, instead billboard in the concert of the popular Italian Orchestra of the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, directed by accordion player Ambrogio Sparagna. For the occasion, the repertoire of the Orchestra will be integrated with traditional music and instruments of the territory of the Gargano, and will compose a unique spectacle, in which “the lyrics and the Tarantella of Gargano, but also cunti, religious songs and passion” take turns “at a party tammorre and tambourines, castanets, guitars and mandolins flying, strings, accordions, bagpipes”. Among the great artists do not miss those provided on 9 and 10 August: Matilde Politi (Sicilian singer who will present her latest album “Vacanti sugnu china”), Hevia (Asturian electronic bagpipe player), who will perform with the Zampognorchestra (Italian band made up of four players who play the bagpipe repertoire of pop-rock international traditional), Enzo Avitabile and Bottari.
The program of the event can be found here.
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