ROVIGO – Human rights songs in a USB bracelet. This is the form that the traditional collection of the festival “Voices for freedom – A song for Amnesty” takes this year, which reached its twenty-fourth edition in 2021, as always in the province of Rovigo, touching Adria on July 17 and Rosolina Mare from 22 to 25 July. A rich and varied tracklist, which looks on the one hand to the musical quality and on the other to the values of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In addition to the seventeen tracks that make up the collection, the work also contains multimedia content such as a video report of the festival and the story of all the days in photos and words.
Opening the tracklist are Negramaro and Blindur, the two winners of the Amnesty International Italia Award respectively in the Big and Emerging sections. Then the guests of the festival and the finalists of the emerging section alternate. The first are: Yo Yo Mundi, HER, Roberta Giallo, Vallanzaska, Giulio Wilson, Jonathan Livingston, Francesca Incudine and Agnese Valle. The emerging competitors present in the collection are: Donix, winner of the Critics’ Award, Olivia xx who won the Audience Award, Picciotto who won the Indieffusione Award, Aftersat who took home the Web Award and also Miriam Memories, Innocente and the Ozora.
The collection was created by the Voices for Freedom Association and by Amnesty International Italia in collaboration with Musical Materials and MEI Meeting degli Indipendenti. It is a sound photography of five days of music, art and civil commitment, but also of emotions and fun: this is the consolidated format that was staged again this year in the festival created in collaboration with Amnesty International Italia and which celebrates emerging artists and great guests who distinguished themselves for their sensitivity towards the issue of human rights.
The leitmotifs of “Voices for freedom – A song for Amnesty” 2021 were the sixtieth anniversary of Amnesty International and the campaign for the release of Patrick Zaki, finally released from prison a few days ago. The artistic director Michele Lionello commented: “The arrival of the festival collection is always exciting, an event born in 1998 to support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights thanks to the power of music. Now as then, our musicians tell bewitching sound stories, which reach hearts and open minds; now as then, the Voci per la Libertà stage is the first stage and then the event crystallizes in this collection. It is a small memorabilia to relive what made our hearts beat during the 2021 edition. An imaginative sound snake for a concrete goal: the elimination of all abuses and the promotion of human rights “.
These are the words of Riccardo Noury, spokesperson for Amnesty International Italia: “This collection is also a precious witness to the commitment, energy, enthusiasm and artistic creativity that for almost a quarter of a century have constituted the founding values of Voci per freedom. Again, good music is at the service of human rights campaigns ”.
Tracklist “Voices for Freedom – A Song for Amnesty 2021”
1. Negramaro – Where I come from
2. Blinds – 3000x
3. Yo Yo Mundi – The silence that is heard
4. Donix – Syrian
5. H.E.R. – Roma
6. Olivia xx – Only a daughter
7. Vallanzaska – Letter
8. Picciotto – Children
9. Giulio Wilson – It’s worth it
10. Aftersat – Sanpapiè
11. Agnese Valle – Willing to do anything
12. Miriam Ricordi – We are really Deaf
13. Francesca Incudine – Zinda
14. Innocent – Binary time
15. Jonathan Livingston – All this freedom
16. Ozora – Sea view
17. Roberta Giallo – I had been raised by monkeys