X EDIZIONE WOMAD IN SICILY
First Show: 13/07/2007 - Time: 21.30
Reply: 14/07/2007 - Reply: 15/07/2007
Location: Teatro Antico
TENTH EDITION WOMAD IN SICILY
Gilberto Gil - Roy Paci e Aretuska- Emile YX Jansen Breakdance Crew - Ensemble Shenzembadeh
Sheila Chandra- Emile YX Jansen Breakdance Crew - Agricantus - Cabruera
Robert Plant - Tinariwen - Manu Dibango- Emile YX Jansen Breakdance Crew
Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira (born June 26, 1942) is a Brazilian singer, guitarist and songwriter, and the country's current Minister of Culture. Gil is best known for his late 1960s tropicalismo recordings, including "Roda", "Lunik 9", and "Domingo No Parque". Elis Regina recorded many of his songs.
He began his career as a bossa nova musician, but soon began writing songs that reflected a new focus on political awareness and social activism, along with fellow singer Caetano Veloso.
During his Ministry, Gil released his songs Refazenda, Rebento, Refavela and 'Oslodum' under the Creative Commons Sampling License.
Born in South London to a South Indian immigrant family, Sheila Chandra discovered her voice at the age of twelve and whilst at Theatre Art school. Chandra has sold over a quarter of a million albums in the last five years, which has vindicated the riskiness of her approach. "Moonsung", a real world retrospective features some of the best of her work on real world, including two new and previously unreleased tracks, and is a fine introduction to the world of this unique and innovative artist.
Roy Paci, trumpeter, composer born in Augusta (Sicily) in 1969. In his long career , he has just feasted 25 years anniversary, he has worked with the most important Italian and international artists. His musical excursus has never forgotten the strog Sicilian music tradition.
The Agricantus were born in Palermo in 1979 by an idea of Mario Rivera, Tonj Acquaviva and Mario Crispi. After the first album where a ripe sound mixed with ethnic music and trance one they reach the success both in Italy and in Europe.In 1997 they won IPM(Italian Prize of Music)since then they have collaborated with really famous Italian and foreign musicians and have also composed soundtracks. Their music succeeds in mixing ancient sounds and new ones in an emotional poetic weave, strongly evocative both for expression and themes, able to make this exceptional refined sound live.
The flamenco guitar "son" of that of Paco de Lucia, for many musicians is called Vicente Amigo. If for some others the comparison is too risk, it is true that his fourth album "Ciudad de las ideas" has been clapped by a vaste and varied audience,as it is just the music of Amigo which passes on whoever the being of "flamenco" whose people speak so much. But his style is different, maybe more accessible, certainly open to the contaminations. His recent experience is very different from the other artists who show themselves on the stage with percussion instruments and "cantaor" as he did especially in the sound track of the last film by Pedro Almodovar "Hablè con ella". He won the Latin Grammy for his creativity and style.
Robert Anthony Plant (born August 20, 1948, West Bromwich, West Midlands, England) is an English rock singer, most famous for his membership in the rock band Led Zeppelin, but also for his successful solo career. He is known for his powerful style, often mystical lyrics, and wide vocal range. As the lead singer of Led Zeppelin he is often defined as the quintessential rock front man, combining rare musical adeptness and knowledge with a large measure of stage bravado and braggadocio. As a solo artist following Led Zeppelin's demise, he is often credited for his wide range of musical taste and his ability to perform an eclectic range of songs in a refined and critically acclaimed manner.
The music of the blue men, the Touareg from Sahara has been known thanks to Tinariwen. Their music is also associated to the revolt of the Tamashek against the govern of Mali and Niger in order to have recognized their rights and reduced the discrimination. Who listens to Tinariwen for the first time is impressed by their music, an important discovery.
Emile YX represents the positive face of hip-hop. As much community activist as public entertainer, he must be one of the most dedicated hip-hop practioners on the globe. A former school teacher, Emile Jansen remains deeply involved in youth education through the vehicle of hip-hop music and culture. Hip hop culture provided Jansen with the means to take control over his own life, and it is this ethos that he promotes through his many faceted works. A ppositive role model for the youth, and nobodies clone YX indeed.
Manu Dibango, born Emmanuel Dibango N'Djocke in 1933 in Douala, Cameroon, is a true African international superstar. In the spring of 1949, when Manu was just 16, his parents sent him to Paris to study for a professional career. After twenty-one seasick days he reached Marseilles. He study in Saint Calais and Reims. Then, frequents jazz club in Paris and Brussels and became an excellent musician. Manu studied classical piano before taking up the saxophone around 1954. Two years later he moved to Brussels and played sax and keyboards with various jazz bands. His music is a “patchwork made up of rich and spirited conversations between jazz and African styles of music”. For his commitment pro Africa got many recognitions, like “Unesco Artist for Peace”, in 2004.
From childhood, Etta Scollo was influenced by a wide variety of musical styles - especially important were her father’s passion for jazz and Sicilian folk culture which she grew up with in the 60s. Thanks to her music, she affirmed in Austria and Germany. Numerous concerts with her extraordinary “musical comrades” have gained Etta Scollo recognition in German-speaking countries. Her CDs “Il Bianco del tempo”, produced exclusively in Venice, “In concerto”, a live concert with the women’s string orchestra “Musica nostra” from the Schmidt’s Tivoli Theatre in Hamburg, and her newest child “Casa” have defined her very personal and natural style, far beyond any trends of the music market.
Cabruêra is a typical expression from the Northeast of Brazil that comes from the word cabras, which can mean goats or a bunch of people. In this case, it means the gathering of the most amazing musical group formed in Brazil in recent years. The blending of contemporary sounds with some of the most typical musical forms from the Northeast, like the Martelos, the Galopes and the Cirandas, is quite unique and part of their programme. Playing with their Brazilian roots, Cabruêra create rich harmonic and melodic lines through electrifying Cocos, invading Cirandas or sampling Repentes. The band is composed by: Arthur Pessoa (voice, guitar), Fabiao Soares (voice, bass), Pablo Ramires (electronic percussions), Chico Correa (dj, electronic guitar).
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