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02jun21:0023:00PIZZICA CONCERT BABILONIA Musica e Spiritualità - Cross festival 2024 - Verbania, Villa Maioni21:00 - 23:00

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Antonio Castrignanò & Taranta Sounds
‘dialogue with the artist’ Pierfrancesco Pacoda

Villa Maioni Park – Verbania (Il Maggiore Foyer in case of rain)

Bridge event closing CROSS Project 2024 and opening Music and Spirituality 2024

Considering the long and fruitful collaboration between CROSS, Albagnano Healing Meditation Centre, often the venue for CROSS Festival shows and activities, and the Music and Spirituality festival, thanks to an intense artistic relationship developed with Simona Eugenelo and Pierfrancesco Pacoda, for 2024 we have decided to strengthen this synergy by organizing a significant bridge event, concluding CROSS Project 2024 and starting Music and Spirituality 2024.

Pizzica and spirituality. Pizzica is a music of crossing that addresses the divinity to free oneself from all diseases and asks, through the whirlwind intertwining of ancient drum rhythms and unrestrained dance, for a grace born from deep popular devotion. The sound of tarantism directly connects the earth and the spirit. Spiritual music that, while strongly linked to language, including the most explicit language of the body, makes each place where it is performed a ritual of purification where the request for healing to the Saint resonates loudly.

Through the words of the music expert journalist, Pierfrancesco Pacoda, the audience will be able to reflect on the spirituality inherent in pizzica and get to know the artist Antonio Castrignanò, his work, and what he wants to communicate to listeners with his music.

Babilonia is a choral journey that starts from Salento, the homeland of Antonio Castrignanò, and moves beyond territorial borders to discover different languages and cultures, with the desire to tell one’s own story and learn about others’. In his latest album, the artist seeks to stop or anticipate time, embarking on a collective musical journey to explore the diversity and musical traditions of the past that can express universal and immortal themes. The title itself, Babilonia, is emblematic because it emphasizes the multicultural dimension of the work. With new songs, original arrangements, and new experiences, the album ventures into melodies and rhythms from regions as distant as Sub-Saharan Africa, Turkey, and India. The record embraces universal themes such as nature, work, and love, focusing on the human being, his language, dialect, and especially the identity wealth of peoples around the world, in an album that speaks to the young and wants to tell contemporary themes and doubts.

Artistic direction by Simona Eugenelo

Free admission

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June 2, 2024 21:00 - 23:00


Villa Maioni

via Vittorio Veneto 133 -137

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