Festival of Legality

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Address: Piazza delle Murate , Florence - Historical Center

Date: Friday 17 May 2019


"Immigration and Legality": two days of meetings
with Giusi Nicolini, Michele Smargiassi, Cristina Franchini and Alessandro Porro

Between Street Art and popular music: in concert Peppe Voltarelli and "Cisco"

Everything is ready for the 2019 Legality Festival , the third edition for the third year in a row always by the Il Gomitolo Lost Association. The weekend days of Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May will take place at the Caffè Letterario de Le Murate, in Florence . This year's focus will be "Immigration and Legality": meetings and debates will enliven the afternoon and evening bands of the Festival, accompanied by artistic, photographic and musical performances, with prominent names.


As every year, the opening will be dedicated on the Friday afternoon to the presentation and welcome speech by the president of the association, true promoter of the initiative, Mimma Dardano.
To open the dances, literally, the show "Peoples in a circle" of Three Times will take place with collective rhythms and choreographies typical of European traditions.

The first cultural intervention will start, instead, from 6.45 pm . Under the title "Let's stay human: migrations, work, integration as possible" , the topic concerned will be precisely the search for shared tools, methods and practices to make the integration system that affects the people involved in the flows sustainable, functional and welcoming. migration. To bring his contribution and his experience will be Giusi Nicolini, former mayor of Lampedusa , who has been able to face and administer the migration phenomenon without losing the human and ethical traits necessary for a healthy welcome. To discuss the work challenge of integration, Silvana Roseto , of the UIL national secretariat, Gianluca Lacoppola , will be on stage for CGIL Florence, Cora Prussi , for ANOLF Florence CISL Florence Prato, and Andreas Formiconi , of the LACANET active citizenship laboratory. The lawyer Daniela Consoli moderated the meeting, working with ASGI, the Association for Legal Studies on Immigration.

Before the musical performance, there will be space for the awarding of secondary school classes for the realization of a video entitled " Put on your journey ".

At 9 pm, on the stage will be the moment of the Calabrian singer-songwriter Peppe Voltarelli, with the show "Journey in the ports of the world". It is an artistic operation marked by the memory : the idea of a show is born from the desire for meetings and musical exchanges, a journey through ports around the world, places of free trade, to meet music and traditions in able to tell the story of the song. Voltarelli will be accompanied by a new line-up that sees the presence of Gigi Cioffi on the piano and HER on the violin .


Saturday's Festival day will open with a street art contest : 10 emerging artists selected from all over Italy will fight for the best graphic content on the theme of immigration. Equipped with colored cans and drawing boards, from early afternoon until evening they will be able to give vent to their creativity: a jury led by Lilly Brogi will award the best of them, which will be given a wall that will decorate the urban view of the city.

At 6 pm the meeting will start “How far are you, friend? The photographer and the migrant ": to talk about how photography and journalistic reporting can contribute to the public narration of immigration there will be Saverio Langianni , FIAF national councilor, and Michele Smargiassi , writer and journalist for La Repubblica.

Afterwards, at 7 pm, the debate will move on to the theme of the stories of life lived through immigration, thanks to the experiences of those who most of all commit their lives and their work in rescuing at sea and in the first reception of migrants. "From reality to perception: the real stories of immigration" is, therefore, the title of the meeting with Cristina Franchini , head of external relations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Alessandro Porro , of the crew of the ship Aquarius of Sos Mediterannèe, and Jacopo Storni , journalist for Corriere della Sera and Social Editor. The protagonists of the debate will be the first-person migrants present on the stage, who will talk about their travel and hospitality experiences in the Tuscan territory. The meeting will be moderated by Isabella Mancini of the Nosotras Onlus association.

The grand finale will be dedicated in the evening, after 9 am, to the Cisco Bellotti concert. The former voice of Modena City Ramblers will bring to the public his latest album "Indians and Cowboys". The concert will see the whole band working on the new album: Simone Copellini on trumpet, Max Frignani on guitars, Bruno Bonarrigo on bass and Kaba Cavazzuti on drums. It will be an excellent opportunity to hear new songs and old war horses from the almost thirty-year history of the singer-songwriter.


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