Marranzano World Fest

12° Edition | 2021

The 12th edition of the Marranzano World Fest will be dedicated to exploring the boundary between words and music, drawing an ideal line between the traditional repertoires of “cuntu” and various forms of narrative singing, to the more recent youth trends related to the world of rap.

One of the highlights of this edition is the European project TREMOLO, co-financed by the Creative Europe Program, which connects the MWF with two other festivals in Hungary and Serbia. The project focuses on young artists and the ability of the intangible heritage of peripheral areas to influence the construction of a new common European identity, where respect and safeguarding of cultural diversity represent an added value.

The festival will be introduced by a “prelude” of initiatives taking place from June 25 to 27 in the historic center of Catania. The opening day on July 1 will unfold between Castello Ursino, Piazza dei Libri, and Palazzo Biscari. The central three evenings of the festival, from July 2 to 4, will come to life at the Turi Ferro Amphitheater in Gravina di Catania, an unprecedented venue for us. It will provide a safe environment to enjoy concerts and a range of workshops, a musical instrument marketplace, and tastings of local foods and beverages.

Programme

PRELUDE

25 june

18:00 • Piazza dei Libri | Gammazita 

Presentation of the book
WHEN WOMEN PLAYED DRUMS
by Layne Redmond (Venexia editrice, 2021)
curated by Barbara Crescimanno and Veronica Racito (Trizzi Ri Donna)

21:00 • Piazza dei Libri | Gammazita 

Concert
SONU BANDIDU
Pasqualino Cacciola, Simona di Gregorio, Ivan Rinaldi, Salvatore Assenza, Alessandro Calì, Manola Micalizzi (Catania, Italy)
with Cristian Ferlito (Catania, Italy)

26 june

18:00 • Castello Ursino

Lecture-Concert on the tradition of Sicilian storytelling
STORY SINGERS
Presentations by Sergio Bonanzinga (University of Palermo), Alessandro Nicolosi and Francesca Busacca (House of the Storyteller, Paternò)
With the participation of the storytellers Luigi di Pino and Orazio Fusto

21:00 • Castello Ursino

Screening
THE FABULOUS TRICKSTER | Traveling with Antonio Infantino
with the participation of Luigi Cinque, musician, and author of the film

27 june

18:30/19:30/20:30 • Cortile Gammazita 

Cunto di Colapesce
MARZIA CIULLA

19:00 • Piazza dei Libri | Gammazita 

For Jew’s Harp’s Players and Rhymers
OPEN STAGE

21:00 • Castello Ursino 

Concert
ANGELO DADDELLI and I PICCIOTTI

OPENING

1 july

18:00 • Castello Ursino

On contemporary forms of popular storytelling in Sicily
ROUND TABLE

Presentation of the book
PLAYTELLING. NARRATIVE PERFORMANCE IN CONTEMPORARY ITALY (Marsilio 2021)
With the participation of the author Dario Tomasello (University of Messina) and Giampiero Vincenzo (Academy of Fine Arts of Catania)

21:00 • Palazzo Biscari

Cuntisti, storytellers and rappers from Sicily and beyond
POETIC-MUSICAL SYMPOSIUM

With the participation Gaspare Balsamo (Catania, Italy), Rita Botto (Catania, Italy), Fratelli Napoli (Napoli, Italy), Jali Diabate (Senegal, Africa), Yousif Jaralla (Iraq, Asia), Picciotto (Palermo, Italy), il Dottore (Catania, Italy)

FESTIVAL

2 july

21:00 • Anfiteatro Turi Ferro, Gravina di Catania

Sicilian and international gathering of jew’s harp players
JAW’S HARP GATHERING

With the participation of
CANTI A CIURI RI PIPI (Sicily, Italy)
ARON SZILAGI (Hungary, Europe)
ANAROSA & NICO TROMPE (Chile, South America)
PARANZELLA PICENO APRUTINA (Marche, Italy)
Biagio Guerrera and POCKET POETRY ORCHESTRA (Sicily, Italy)
I CASENTULI (Sicily, Italy)
I BEDDI (Sicily, Italy)

3 july

21:00 • Anfiteatro Turi Ferro, Gravina di Catania

CUNTU CANTU RAP

With the participation of
L’ELFO (Catania, Italy)
PICCIOTTO + Gheesa & John Lui feat. DeAlmeida (Sicily, Italy)
INFERNUM | CLAVER GOLD & MURUBUTU (Italy)
Host ZU’ LUCIANO (Catania, Italy)

4 july

21:00 • Anfiteatro Turi Ferro, Gravina di Catania

Sicily meets the World @ TREMOLO Project
FINAL CONCERT

With the participation of
ZAJNAL (Hunghery)
KURTAUTCA (Serbia)
JACARÀNDA (Sicilia)
With the extraordinary participation of I LAUTARI

WINTER SESSION

The Marranzano World Fest doesn’t stop! After an intense summer edition in the historic center of Catania and the amphitheater of Gravina, and a long series of trips to Hungary, Serbia, and Portugal thanks to the TREMOLO Project, the Marranzano World Fest wants to close the year 2021 with one last extraordinary event scheduled for Tuesday, December 28, starting at 8:00 PM, at the Cine-Teatro Odeon: a “Winter Session” featuring several leading artists in the international world music scene.

28 dicember

20:00 • Cine Teatro Odeon

Still Moving
JUSTIN ADAMS & MAURO DURANTE (Great Britain – Italy)

Rutata
CESARE BASILE & GIOVANNA VELARDI COMPANY (Catania – Palermo, Italy)

Parmupillihullus
MEISTER JAAN (Estonia)

Labs

Laboratorio Corpo, Voce, Ritmo

 

with Barbara Crescimanno and Veronica Racito (Trizzi Ri Donna, Italy)

 

 

Rap & Storytelling

 

with Christian Paterniti aka PICCIOTTO (Palermo, Italy)

 

 

Saltarello e danze popolari del confine tra Marche e Abruzzo

 

with Paranzella Piceno Aprutina (Marche, Italy)

 

 

Tamburello (Tradition Sicilian Drums)

 

with Giorgio Maltese (Catania, Italy)

 

 

Marranzano (Traditional Sicilian Jew’s Harp)

 

with Giorgio Maltese (Catania, Italy)

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Contacts

Infos about Festival
and parallel activities:
info@marranzanoworldfest.org

Artistic production e direction
MoMu Mondo di Musica
info@mondodimusica.it
www.mondodimusica.it

Esecutive production and administration
Associazione Musicale Etnea
info@ame.ct.it
www.ame.ct.it