CONCERTS, BOOKS, FOOD, HANDMADE MARKET, MEETINGS, BABY AREA
FLORENCE FOLKS FESTIVAL
25-26-27-28 July 2018
Manifattura Tabacchi Firenze
Via delle Cascine 35
Elkin Robinson, Dente & Catalano, Extraliscio, Nickodemus and Populous.
Here are the main guests of the third edition of the Florence Folks Festival, which this year moves to a new location: the Manifattura Tabacchi of Florence. Among the innovations also Monofiera. A fair for an editor with publishers Nottetempo, Iperborea, Marcos y Marcos.
Tradition and contemporaneity, local and international dimension. A summer reference point for contemporary popular music both for the Florentine as well as for the Italian or foreign tourist looking for a local, traditional and authentic glimpse.
These are the distinctive features of the Florence Folks Festival , an event supported by the Florentine Summer of the City of Florence, which celebrates its third edition from 25 to 28 July with an important change of location. In fact, the exhibition moves from the Balera del Varlungo of South Florence to the Manifattura Tabacchi , within a project of wider regeneration and urban redevelopment.
Among the new features of this year Monofiera. A fair for an editor, edited by Todo Modo : every evening before the concert a different publisher, invited to tell his trade. Among the guests expected at the Manifattura Tabacchi:
Wednesday 25 Andrea Gessner di Nottetempo, Thursday 26 Cristina Gerosa di Iperborea and Friday 27 Marco Zapparoli di Marcos y Marcos.
In the music program, on Sunday 25th July , Dente & Guido Catalano stands out: not a reading, not a concert, but semi-acoustic rhymes, metaphors in four quarters, in which the Turin poet and the Emilian singer-songwriter cross guitar and pen to talk love in their own way, playing with words and with the public.
The duo has recently concluded the Contemporaneously Together tour, directed by Lodo Guenzi (The Social State) with twenty-five performances throughout Italy, most sold out. The summer version of their show promises to
be even richer and more engaging.
Thursday, July 26 returns the Contemporary Smooth understood as a meeting place between generations with the traditional concert of Extraliscio . The band was born from the meeting between Mirco Mariani and Moreno il Biondo. The meeting place is the Labotron, between mellotron and primordial drum machine. Here the traditional songs are covered with new sounds and new arrangements, here the original Extraliscio compositions are born, here the tradition merges with experimentation and new, new and crazy worlds open up. This is how the futuristic show orchestra Extraliscio was born, making its debut with a 45 rpm containing a rumba rearrangement of a piece written by Secondo and Raoul Casadei.
Friday, July 27th is the turn of a guest coming from Old Providence, a small island in northern Colombia: Elkin Robinson . The Colombian artist brings his Caribbean sound for the first time in Italy after being selected at the World Music Expo 2017 in Poland (Womex). Together with his energetic band, he recounts an unprecedented English-speaking Colombia, a legacy of curious colonial crossroads. Calypso, chin, sailor folk, gospel and zouk with a fresh, curative and unique sound, traditional instruments such as the bass combined with the tub, the horse's jaw, the maracas and the acoustic guitar create a powerful rhythm that develops sweetly by bonding very well to the surprising vocal arrangements of musicians who grew up singing gospel music in the churches of Old Providence. Elkin Robinson is the new face of Caribbean folklore.
The list of main musical guest ends with the names of the New York Nickodemus and producer Salento Populous, on stage at the FFF
Saturday, July 28th.
Nickodemus travels the world thanks to music, since the early nineties. As a producer he has produced four albums entitled Endangered Species, Sun People, Moon People and the last A Long Engagement (May 2018) which contain the collaborations of Jahdan Blakkamore, La Yegros and Reverend Gray. He also published Wonderland: 10 years of Paitng Ouside the Lines, a mix of songs produced by his label including Cleopatra in New York with Carol C and Mi Swing and Tropical with Quantic and Hector Tempo Alomar. A work that has broken down the barriers of dance music thanks to the artistic fusion of powerful beats and club music, mixed with tropical sounds. In his remix box there are songs by Bob Marley, Billy Holiday, Nina Simone, Thievery Corporaton, Quantic, Mr. Scruff, The Pimps of Joytme, Miguel Migs, Natasha Atlas and many others.
Andrea Mangia aka Populous is instead a producer and dj salentino who debuted in 2003 on the Berlin Morr Music. Author of television jingles and soundtracks, sound designers for the web, museums and fashion shows. He has worked for several brands including Vogue, Vivienne Westwood, Carhartt, Elie Saab, Nissan, Wired, Skoda, Imperial and IKEA. He has produced and collaborated, among others, with Teebs, Clap! Clap !, Dj Khalab, Blue Hawaii, Lukid, John Wizards, Simon Scott / Slowdive, Sun Glitters, Larry Gus and Giardini Di Mirò. In 2010 he won the 2061 Award - Italian electronic music of the future. In 2014 he published Night Safari, an album that received critical acclaim (Pitchfork, Interview Magazine, XLR8R) and public (with songs regularly broadcast by cult radio such as NTS, KEXP, Le Mellotron). In 2016 he won the Best Artist award at the Italian Quality Music Festvals. In 2017 he came out with Azulejos (Wonderwheel Recordings, La Tempesta): a tribute to the city of Lisbon that owes much to the Caribbean and Angolan music, but not only.
FFF, a festival with a cosmopolitan spirit, in its 4 days of programming will also host a rich eno-gastronomic offer, handmade market and a baby area.
The event is organized by the La Scena Muta association in collaboration with the Manifattura Tabacchi and is supported by the Florence Summer 2018 of the City of Florence. Sponsor: Sammontana, Ruffino - Partner: Todo Modo, Personal Archive, Heyart Association, River Boom, Impact Hub Florence, Co-Room Space, Pio Pio, greenApes.
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