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Umbria Folk Festival

Piazza del Popolo, Orvieto Terni, Italy

Back to the long-awaited appointment with Umbria FOLK FESTIVAL, an event of music, culture and food and wine that will be held in Orvieto, in the Piazza del Popolo, August 19 to 23.

The full program of the event was presented this morning (June 27) at a press conference was held at the foyer of the Teatro Mancinelli in Orvieto. Were present as speakers the Regional Director of Umbria Fausto Galanello, the Mayor of Orvieto Joseph Germani, the Deputy Mayor Cristina Croce, President of Umbria Folk Festival Raffaele Ferrazza, the Director of the TE.MA. Enrico Paolini, the representative of Parametric Lucia Gismondi, the festival's artistic coordinator Sandro Paradisi.

The extraordinary event, organized by Parametric, Umbria Folk Festival Association and the Association Teatro Mancinelli TeMa, has become one of the most important summer music on the Umbria region and nationally, tying music, gastronomy, traditions and cultures in a formula proven and successful that in recent years has attracted more than 40,000 admissions per year. Umbria Folk Festival, now in its eighth edition, is still pointing higher and enriches your calendar with appointments musical and cultural events of high level that they like the scenery magnificent historical center of Orvieto.
It starts August 19 at 19 pm with the FOLKTREKKING edited by Ambrogio Sparagna, or a walk (combined with an aperitif country) around the rock of Orvieto with music itinerant Youth Orchestra of Folk Music directed by Sparagna stops and animated in some archaeological sites.
On the second stage of the Piazza del Popolo, the Salento folk music group Mama and bell them Turks, and the exhibition of the Society of Washerwomen of Tuscia animate the opening night (free admission).

Umbria Folk Festival goes live Wednesday, August 20th with a welcome return. After the huge success of the 2011 edition, CAPAREZZA choose to Umbria Folk Festival as a new stage of his MUSEICA TOUR just started and already highly successful, predicting an energetic concert, a show in the pure state as only he can offer.

The star of the stage August 21 instead Asaf Avidan. Israeli artist from the magic voice and androgynous, having charmed the public and music critics in the recent Italian tour last year and after an emotional version of Reckoning Song on the piano at an exhibition in San Remo in 2013, he returned to Italy with BACK TO BASICS TOUR to present a new version of Different Pulses.
Also in the evening of 21 August, Umbria Folk Festival Nomad makes a stop, the tour of BOMBINO. Desert-rock guitarist and composer, Bombino refers to the sounds typical of 60-70 years, from Jimi Hendrix to Jimmy Page, placing them in a blues-rock matrix enriched by American vocalism in Tamasheq, the language of the Tuareg. Pupil of the famous Tuareg guitarist Haia Bebe, the talented young Tuareg with the growth of his fame has become a rock star is recognized worldwide and has been involved in an incredible amount of concerts all over the world.
Concerts by Asaf Avidan and Bombino are anticipated by the performance of RAPHAEL SIMEONI. Singer and multi-instrumentalist of the most brilliant of the Italian folk revival, offers a fascinating musical journey into the great heritage of folk music.

On August 22, scheduled MAMMA ROMA GOODBYE. A show made by the three bands considered at the time by the public and the press the so-called new music popular Roman (The Wall Singing, Ardecore, BandaJorona). Rounding out the evening's special guest Jami Smith, who with his songs enrich this event. The bands each offering its own set and then come together in a large training which presents the classical music tradition linked to the Roman and the figure of Gabriella Ferri ten years after his death. To embellish the evening, the performance of Lavinia Mancusi Youth Orchestra of Folk Music.

At the FEAST OF THE EARTH, August 23, an evening dedicated to the 20th ANNIVERSARY OF EMERGENCY, to go on stage is HEVIA. Bagpiper originating in the Spanish region of Asturias, is among the most honored musicians in Spain in the last decade of valuable prizes. Having won over audiences with its electronic bagpipes, the "gaitero" Hevia is back with a special repertoire which includes songs included on the last CDs Obsession, but also unpublished and interpretations with the bagpipes of passages taken from the repertoire of Argentine tango found by Gaiteros Asturian emigrants in Buenos Aires, without neglecting, however, a review of acoustic songs that have made him famous all over the world.
Following the concert of 'YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF FOLK MUSIC directed by AMBROSE SPARAGNA with the participation of the People's Vocal Quintet of Orvieto, Hevia and other guests. After the great success of the last two edition of Umbria Folk Festival, the group of young musicians and singers returns with a series of songs typical of Umbria and Lazio (narrative songs, begging, nursery rhymes and love strambotti ) developed by Ambrose Sparagna, one of the most active artists of the new popular music, author of a vast repertoire of songs and ballads inspired by the great musical tradition of farming. In the last two editions of the festival, the Orchestra has shared the stage with Lucilla Galeazzi, Raffaello Simeoni, Francesco Di Giacomo, Fausto Mesolella, Peppe Servillo and Imany.
Concerts Hevia and the Youth Orchestra of Folk Music are anticipated by the performance of the company The Bagpipes of the Dragon, a fascinating journey through medieval music and folk sounds.

After the concerts of big, August 20 to 23 at midnight CONTEST space dedicated to Fernando Maiotti "Rain", organized by the Umbria Folk Festival. A tribute to the mandolin Fernando Maiotti Orvieto (commonly known as "Rain"), who died recently. A festival of emerging groups of Orvieto, young bands of local folk, who esiscono (one each night) on the second stage of Umbria Folk Festival. At best training will be awarded the prize "Fernando Maiotti."

With regard to the pleasures of the palate, the appointment is renewed with TAVERN FOLK, managed by Restaurant At St. Francis - Cramst Group. In Piazza will be a space for tastings in line with the typical products, snacks and various menus and stand Peroni Nastro Azzurro, official beer of Umbria Folk Festival 2014. Folk La Taverna for this year's event also offers themed dinners paired with concerts ( Dinner Peasant 19 August, Dinner Pugliese August 20 August 21 Ethnic Dinner, Dinner Roman 22 August, the Earth Dinner August 23). For info info@cramst.it 338.6671201.

Umbria Folk Festival is also MARKET OF THE EARTH and THE MARKET OF ARTS, bringing together the excellence of typical regional food and wine, organized respectively in People's Square (Largo Mazzini) and Republic Square.
Among the events organized in Piazza del Popolo, also a photo exhibition in memory of Mauro Cum "Orvieto as it once was" and the exhibition of peasant "The future has an ancient heart" (farm equipment, engines and objects d ' antique books and prints) by Fiorangelo Silvestri.

Waiting Umbria Folk Festival, August 14 to 18 in the Piazza del Popolo to the space 21 best young talent of Italian folk with the third edition of Umbria MEI NATIONAL CONTEST FOR FOLK BAND EMERGING - Anna Colasanti Award edited by Mei (Labels Meeting independent). To perform will be the 4 finalists formations. In the program, every night at 20, FOLKCENA the Tavern Folk with a wide selection of delicious dishes.

For the first time, this year's Umbria Folk Festival has opened a campaign CROWDFUNDING MusicRaiser on the portal. Anyone can decide to support the Festival by donating from 10 € in exchange for exclusive rewards. The goal is to collect 3,000 Euros in order to better organize the festival with all its related activities. To donate just go on sites www.musicraiser.com www.umbriafolkfestival.it or contact the Café del Teatro Mancinelli.

For all the info about Umbria FOLK FESTIVAL www.umbriafolkfestival.it www.teatromancinelli.com
Tel 0763.340422 0763.340493 biglietteria@teatromancinelli.it

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