Mediterranean and African sounds, brass, percussion and moments of dance alongside famous pages by Vivaldi, Bizet, Mozart, Handel and Mascagni. A show for everyone, young and old, enthusiasts, music addicts or just curious. An event not to be missed is the concert by Tony Esposito, with his brass quintet dedicated to the inhabitants of Forcella scheduled for May 31st (piazza Vincenzo Calenda, 9 pm). The title ‘Tribal classic’ refers to cultured and archaic citations, a musical primitivism that is combined with the most authentic of traditions. “After the war I remember that my father, to redeem himself from a modest life due to the post-war period, often took me to San Carlo to attend classical music concerts and sometimes operas – says Tony Esposito – Important occasions for me to give free rein to fantasy and imagination. Listening to authors such as Bach, Stravinskij and Vivaldi has always given life in my mind to a pulsating and rhythmic fabric to accompany the music I am listening to, as if the latter had no and This could explain why I then chose to play instruments at the antipodes of classical music, such as drums, dedicating myself to the rhythms of Africa and those of all the ‘south’ of the world “.
“With my concert – he added – I imagined traveling like a modern Ulysses, loading my ship with drums, peoples and rhythms, to set sail for the majestic cities of Europe and symbolically meet the great geniuses of Western musical culture in a travel – he adds – ‘conciliator’ on the wings of the imagination, highlighting the imagination and visionary strength, but above all the ability to lead us to dream, transported on the wings of emotions without delay and fear “. To accompany the artist on stage the Tony Esposito’s Brass quintet, composed of Giuseppe Calabrese (horn), Sergio Vitale and Francesco Criviello (trumpets), Marco Vinicio Ferrari (trombone) and Arcangelo Fiorello (tuba), in addition to the Elhadji percussionists Djibril Mbaye, Paky Palmieri, Paolo Cimmino, Irina Arozarena, also engaged in song and dance, and Lino Pariota, also in keyboards and singing.