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LET’S BEGAN KNOWING THE TERRITORY THAT SURROUNDS US!
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The music and popular dances are expressions of the local culture which has been shaped by the territory where she has been hosted: we have decided to present you some interesting spots of our territory, rich of his local culture and tradition linked to the place it has been developed
GUIDED VISIT TO THE SPIPOLA CAVE
Friday 9th June we began the festival offering you the possibility to visit the Spipola’s Cave: which is the world’s biggest epigenetics gypsum cave known in the world!
Price for the visit: 5€ (instead of 15€ just for us)
Meeting : 12:00 hour in the little square in front of the festival venue to organize cars
Duration: 2-3 hours
Dress code!: you need to wear clothes suitable for a 10 – 12° clima (long pants!), which can be dirtied mud, rubber boots or boots, we advice to take a clothes change.
The word Archam comes from “arciàm”, that in Reggio Emilia’s dialect means “call note, appeal”: and what can do this better than music?
Spontaneously born from the jam sessions that were used to arise during the Bolognese Young Dancers nights, Archam are passionate musicians and dancers.
They offer a collection of songs that ranges from Italian and European Balfolk arrangements up to musical traditions from very far Countries.
Their original songs, all fit for dancing, melt traditional elements with a worldwide research. Archam: Fosca – violin and voice
Lippo – guitar, harpa and flutes
Schirru – guitar, mandola and bass ukulele
Elisabetta – Accordion
Giorgio – Accordion
Gloria – musical hacksaw and voice
Seba – cajon, small drums, voice
22:30-00:30 – Trio Loubelya
A young musicians/dancers trio, Loubeyla mix the blow and smooth melodies of button accordion, amazingly enriched through the inebriating trumpet timber, with the fascinating deepness of doublebass tones. An harmonious cocktail of original compositions, in the pattern of neo-trad musical stream, and other pieces they collected during their festival tours.
“Breton sung dances, the most ancient form of chain and round dances in Brittany ( and in extenso in France and western Europe) is one where the dancers create the dance by singing while dancing.
The sing and repeat patterns can vary slightly from terroir to terroir but it is in essence the same.
I propose a study of Vannetais-Gallo and southern Brittany repertory so as to work on our singing for dance skills.”
BR I :
“I’ll teach the dance and we will practice them a few time until they’re more familiar and we can then focus on the proper stressed rhythm and singing patterns
(no real need to learn the lyrics as we will focus on learning the dances)”
You can download the workshop songs lyrics here.
“Using the same song repertory covered in BR I, we will try to get many people to lead the dance as well as change leaders as the dance flows, work in groups and try to improve leading/following skills. (those who want to test leading the song should know them, those who just want to dance can come too)
Technical skills: Spinning
Spinning, either alone or in a group or in a couple is one of the essential movements in most dance styles. Folk dance has number of occasions to spin.
Spinning can be exhilarating, it can also be quite difficult if you don’t have a little basis on how to use your body when spinning.
This workshop will center around the spinning possibilities of the human body and how to make it easier, smoother and much much more fun.
Vincent Michaud is a breton-scottish dancer. He studied classical ballet with Francine Lancelot in several baroque projects and at the same time he engaged in folk dances.
He always tried to connect folk with historical and contemporary dances to create a mix of styles capable of matching tradition and individual expressivity.
Ancient “Ballo liscio” (smooth dance)
“Filuzzi” is the word used in Bologna and in its province to address a peculiar style of playing and dancing “liscio” (central Europe traditional dances like Waltz, Mazurka and Polka), in which some steps and figures coming from ancient countryside dances (ìb‚l spÈccî) are still present. This is a peculiarity that many other liscio dances in Italy lost, as some of them are standardized or have been created in dance schools.
with Carlo Pelagalli e Celeste Geromella
God Shiva, in one of his representations, is Nataraja, the master of dance who squashes “Ignorance” under his feet. At the same time he is the perfect yogi, immersed in neverending blessing and samadhi.
Hata yoga starts from the lowest level, the absolute perception of our phisical, “gross” body, a basic starting point in dance, to lead the pupils up to the superconsciousness stages.
Salvo Angelico approached yoga very early in his life and began his learning in the well known “Yoga Academy” in Rome. While deepening his knowledge in hata yoga he also studied tantric yoga and kashmir shivaism. After several years of deep practice he got a teacher diploma in India at the ìYoga Vidya Gurukulamî ashram held by Swami Ananda Saraswati.
Mandolins, guitar, ocarina, double bass and the accordion meet at the Osteria del Mandolino, an introspective place born out of the mists of the past, a place where the things of old return to life, and where it is still possibile to listen to serenades, be twenty years old and dance embracing, and, in a journey of discovery, enter in contact with the most intimate and truest part of your Self.
Playing these instruments, this repertoire, is like returning home after having travelled for a long time; and while completing this nostalgic journey, you will meet the ocarina, the Bolognese land which plays, since 1853. This land, which falls away from the dancers’ feet, becomes a sound, it makes lighter their steps and more vorticose their spins.
Osteria del Mandolino:
Domenico Celiberti: Mandolin, Violin and voice
Antonio Stragapede: Mandolin and Guitar
Marco Visita Marcheselli: Organino Bolognese
Federico Massarenti: Ocarina di Budrio
Nicolò Scalabrin: Guitar
Peppe Aiello: Doublebass
21:30-23:30 – La Mesquia
“A band that moves like a swiss clock, but raises in the listener deep emotions. Even though they strongly hold their roots in traditional culture, they never give up constant musical innovation”. That’s how La Mesquia was described when they won Suonare@Folkest2015 contest.
This band’s history begins in 2011 and walks through two albums and several concerts, festivals, theaters, folk events and traditional fairs.
Their first album, “En l’aire ailamont”, opened the way to some important festivals and contests, including Etetrad, interesting event from Valle d’Aosta, which gave the band an impulse to go on deepening their musical research; from that research their second album “Podre” was born.
2016 has been the year in which many new songs have been conceived. Many of them have been recorded in the Drant Deman pre-release. They will soon give birth to the new CD, expected for 2017.
Luca Pellegrino: voice, accordion, flutes and bagpipe.
Remo Degiovanni: ghironda, harmonica and lyrics
Manuel Ghibaudo: small accordion
Chiara Cesano: violin and viola
Alessia Musso: harp
Giorgio Marchisio: double bass
Silvio Ceirano: drums
00:00-02:00 – Ballsy Swing
Great French group formed by three as eccentric as talented musicians: Colin Delzant, Valere Passeri (also members of Sextet à Claques) and Lucas Thebaut (accordion player in mayor bands like Accordzeam, Les Doigts de Carmen and many others).
To understand what will make us crazy of them, just read their self-description:
“Trained in the ruins of an ancient castle of the Rhone, this group has an epic story, an ode to the tragic youth of musicians who survived thanks to a couple pizzas marinated in jasmine tea. In a maze of dark cellars, three promising young men were forced to intensively listen to Bach, Jean-Michel Braces and other unknown repertoires of Bouree d’Auvergne. During childhood they have been often seen dragged in chains to play on the stages of improbable balls, only fed with zucchini and nutria stew, to make them future big bosses of the “little hip hop stars with committed texts” industry. Taking advantage of a moonless night they managed to escape, and after shelter in a strip club they ended their epic journey on the bal folk stages. So today Colin Delzant (cello), Valere Passeri (violin) and Lucas Thebaut (melodeon) are proud to offer the fruit of this incredible journey: music that will make you dance, scream, and maybe even fly, to the sound of this swing … that comes from afar! ”
Well … was it enough to drive you crazy?
If it is not enough, come listen to them anyway, you won’t regret it!
Colin Delzant: cello
Valère Passeri: violin
Lucas Thebaut: button accordion
It is a group created just for this occasion the: RenoFolk 2017.
Violinists of any generation, school and various experiences (trad, classic, jazz..).
It will take into the festival the tradition of the little violinistic emilian orchestras, different songs with a common base: the traditional “liscio”.
19:30-21:30 – Sùna!
(Domenico Celiberti and fratelli Semeraro)
Sùna! (Play!) Is more than an order, it is a need! When the music is over and there remains in the air the wish to play, to dance and to sing, a shout bursts through the silence and, like a spell cast, the feast restarts. It is from this wish to have a ball that SÙNA is born!
Three Pugliese musicians Giovanni e Francesco Semeraro, e Domenico Celiberti, revive, through their voices and their instruments, the sounds and the atmosphere typical of the popular feast of the south of Italy. But now, enough talk… SÙNA!
22:00 – 00:00 –Ballade Ballade Bois
Ballade Ballade Bois is a project started in 2009 and led by accordionist Carlo Boeddu, one of the most active musicians in the folk scene of Sardinia. The group’s repertoire is focused on traditional outdoors balls and great care is put in respecting the traditional style of playing with the interplay of the accordion, the guitar, “sa trunfa” (the jew’s harp), percussion and two voices specialized in folk dance singing.
Ballade Ballade Bois interpret tradition without loosing touch with contemporary music, alternating more traditional performances with new and diverse sonorities, always keeping in mind the aim of being the soundtrack for outdoor balls. Ballade Ballade Bois have played in International Bal Folk Festivals (Gran Bal Trad, Capodanze, Folk in Val, Venezia Balla, Budrio Folk, Balli in Quota) and in some Jazz Festivals (Time in Jazz, Calagonone Jazz), but their main artistic activity remains linked to the seasonal cycle of village fairs throughout the Island of Sardinia.
In 2014 the group won the interregional contest “Sonata di Mare” and was awarded in Pisa during Pisa Folk Festival.
Ballade Ballade Bois:
Carlo Boeddu: Accordion
Carlo Crisponi: Voice
Gianmichele Lai: Jew’s Harp and Voice
Fabio Calzia: Guitar
Giuseppe Cillara: Percussion
00:30 – 02:30 – Sextet à Claques
With their unusual scorings, made up of strings and brasses, the Sextet à Claques builds a whole universe around a very personal sound. These six young French musicians link elegant compositions with creative arrangements, coloured with jazz, baroque and even rock. The group has forged its own identity with contemporary folk which swings, grooves but also gives us some astonishing intimate pieces.
Sextet à Claques:
Anthony Jambon: Guitar
Colin Delzant: Cello
Cécile Delzant: Violin
Camille Passeri: Trumpet
Marie Jouis: Violin
Florian Huygebaert: Percussions
This trio, composed of three “buskers” proposes country dances based on traditional music from the Poitou region (Center-West France) and other original compositions.
Christian Pacher was born with this kind of music and dance environment, loving their diversity and great energy. Julien Padovani e Robert Thébaut grew up as improvisers, and more than this.
The trio will lead you in several dances: rondes, pas d’été, valzer, maraîchines and bals limousines… as if their life depended on it! They will play everything respecting the dance spirit they turn in music at their fingertips. If in certain moments a wind of freshness and a joyful freedom run over the parquet, it is due to old melodies filling the air of eternal youth!
Since their birth in Vialfrè in 2009, the Ciac Boum trio gained a great reputation among the audience (we count more than 150 performances up to now), thanks to their touch of originality and vivacity everybody can experience during their concerts. Thus, ladies and gentlemen, dancers and dames, stay tuned! We are starting soon… what will happen then?
Instrumental folklore band ByTikZyz started its music activity in 2008. The band appears not only in stage performances. The main goal of the band – social dance party where everyone is a participant, everyone is a dancer. The repertoire consists of the XIX – early XX century dance tunes: a pair dances, waltzes, polkas, quadrilles. Dance and music is one body in Lithuanian traditions, so it is through dancing that the highest values of traditional music are best experienced. ByTikZyz is on a mission to spread the joy of traditional dancing – to loose oneself in a dance and melody, have fun and feel, as it was then and forever.
The ByTikZyz are: Edita Gumauskaitė (violin, dance teacher), Daumantas Čepulis (button accordion, bandoneon) and Artiom Oppermann (tambourine(drum))
Trying to escape Irish traditional music uilleann piper Stijn van Beek ended up at a folkbal in Nijmegen, looking for some shelter for the autumn cold of 2007. But apparently there was no escape. Before he even managed to enter the dancefloor the haunting sound of the Irish pipes surrounded him once again, this time played by multi-instrumentalist Toon van Mierlo. As a result of this most remarkable meeting Toon and Stijn decided to start playing together with two renowned string-prodigies: Kaspar Laval and Jeroen Geerinck. Hot Griselda was born. And She was hotter than hot, bigger than huge and at times quite sensitive… Hot Griselda hit the folkscene by surprise and hit it hard. After Her first appearance at Boombalfestival summer 2008 a stormy year followed during which She conquered the hearts and minds of the folkies throughout Belgium, Holland and even Portugal. Within a year Her first album was out, containing thirteen steamy tracks of folk with echoes from Ireland, Flanders, Brittany and even heavy metal. Recently Hot Griselda spread her wings to France and Germany, in the meantime working on brand new refreshing material!