Since its first edition in 2005, the MARRANZANO WORLD FEST has quickly established itself as a reference point and gathering moment for the diverse community that combines ethnomusicological research with musical practice, as well as the dissemination and preservation of the oral tradition musical heritage.
Born with the aim of (re)discovering and valorizing Sicilian musical traditions through a fertile comparison with cultural traditions from around the world, the MARRANZANO WORLD FEST is now a unique context where the past and future, scientific research and artistic practice, tradition and contemporaneity, local culture and the global village, rigorous study, and pure entertainment converge. It is characterized by the values of encounter, exchange, and sharing among people of different generations, languages, and cultures.
The Strange Sound of Happiness
Film by Diego Pascal Panarello with live musical performances by the author and other festival guests
Rhythmic Traditions in Comparison
Introduction meeting with the guest artists and topics of this edition
Aperitif and inaugural drumming
National Gathering of Scacciapensieri
Gathering of Sicilian Marranzano Players
Tapa Sudana (Bali, Indonesia)
La Ruta del Trompe (Chile)
Elder’s Tone (France)
TriBeCaStan (New York, USA)
With the participation of the OMFALOS Popular Choir directed by MATILDE POLITI and SIMONA DI GREGORIO (Sicily, Italy)
DRUMS IN CELEBRATION
Peppe di Mauro and Giorgio Rizzo (Sicily, Italy)
NOBILI TAMBURI e TATARATÀ (Casteltermini, Sicily, Italy)
U TANNEBER – Sabar Festival (Senegal)
with Mbar Ndiaye, Ady Thioune, Abdou Diop Umi Mbaye, Mor Mbaye, Kharim Seck
and with the participation of Sourakhata Dioubate (Guinea)
Multietnic Musical Parade
SICILY MEETS THE WORLD
Sambazita feat. NENEY SANTOS (Bahia, Brazil)
Sabar Drums (Senegal)
Gathering of Tammurinari from Troina (EN), Misilmeri (PA), and Monforte S. Giorgio (ME)
TAPA SUDANA (Bali, Indonesia)
Concert and Final Celebration
Cafè do Brazil feat. NENEY SANTOS (Bahia, Brazil)
The heart of the MARRANZANO WORLD FEST project lies in the workshops dedicated to the study of folk musical instruments and oral tradition vocal techniques from various parts of the world. In 2018, special attention will be given to workshops on drum group repertoires and rhythmic traditions, representing the main theme of this year.
The meeting and comparison with diverse musical cultures serve as a strategy to enhance and safeguard the heritage of traditional techniques and repertoires in our region, while simultaneously revitalizing and innovating the tradition of musical instruments in Sicily. The in-depth exploration of repertoires and execution techniques of oral traditions is conceived as a foundation for the renewal of contemporary musical language.