As every year, Rome is preparing to major New Year concerts.
CONCERT at the CIRCUS MAXIMUS
They open the long night of music, at 21.30, Spiritual Front, called tip of alternative scene, followed by the performance of the pair of rappers Gemitaiz & Madman, young emerging on the Italian hip hop scene.
The concert continues with Mannarino, songwriter new generation but stated that accompanies viewers until midnight. The music stops just long enough for the countdown and toast the new year with the artists and the mayor of Rome Ignazio Marino.
More live music, after midnight, with Subsonica and, to celebrate into the night, the stage passes to a "senior" of DJ sets, Daddy G, ie Grantley "Grant" Marshall, a founding member of Massive Attack.
CONCERT to IMPERIAL FORUMS
The Imperial Forums are transformed into a dance floor, with the Swing Vintage Circus Party, musical journey through time between the 30s and the 60s, created by the collective of Swing Circus. The Roman group for a night transforms Via dei Fori Imperiali in a "swing street", along the lines of the Fifty New York street.
Two stages - off Corrado Ricci and the Altar of the Fatherland - with orchestras and DJs, dancers of Lindy Hop (swing dance) and professional dancers. A marching band parading around the holes, the performers dance involving the public in a real show, the clown of the group "Patatrak professionals Kaos!" Play with children to music and street entertainment. In the background, projections on the facades of buildings of historical film footage of the Swing Era.
From 20 to 22 dancing in the street. The Vacuna's Jazz Band, touring sextet, opens the festival with a street parade on the notes Creole King Oliver and Louis Armstrong, traditional songs "Street" of Storyville prohibitionist. On the two stages, DJ sets 100% swing with Dj Duke, Lucie Q Djette and social dance lindy hop dancers in dance involving passersby.
22 to start the live on stage: Altar of the Fatherland, the orchestra Workers Massimo Nunzi sounds great classics of swing, rhythm & blues, soul, to funky and rock'n'roll; the performer of the Society in Motion Opificio, directed and choreographed by Diana Florindi, dance to the music of the orchestra. The Swing Valley Band of Giorgio Cuscito performs, instead, on the stage of wide Corrado Ricci with a repertoire of great jazz classics of the popular '30s and' 40s, recreating in the urban context the golden era of ballroom swing, while the dancers of Lindy Hop reproduce the dances of the era.
The festival also has a "master of ceremonies" - the singer swing Piji - that with the megaphone inviting passersby to move between different areas of the festival.
A troupe made a video report of the event to tell the longest night of the year (by UNCUT Marco Castaldi and Peter Giampietro).
At midnight you can not miss the fireworks.