Events06 August 2018

In Fossano arrives the wind of "Vocalmente", the Italian a cappella festival bringing together voices from Piedmont, Italy and the World

From August 23rd to 26th Fossano will be literally overwhelmed by the voices of artists from all over the world. Based in a region rich in culture, history, culinary treasures and art, Vocalmente is rooted in a land that is also famous for its vocal music tradition.

Ready the program of the performances of the big that will be staged in the evening in the beautiful setting of Piazza Castello, chosen as a location both for its charm and for the constantly growing audience.

- Thursday 23rd August: CLUSTER & FRIENDS, opening act Voxes. The Clusters are a Genovese vocal group founded in 2004 by five students of the Paganini Conservatory of Genoa. Immediately, the band's goal is to bring the voice to new frontiers, through innovative arrangements and the use of cutting-edge technology. Today considered one of the best vocal groups in the country, the Clusters have created a unique and unmistakable style that combines elements of jazz, pop and fusion, which has allowed them to tread some of the largest stages in Italy, USA and Russia.

The Voxes (a cappella vocal ensemble) originate from the educational offer of the Fossano Musica Foundation. The group currently consists of 23 elements, performs songs from 4 to 8 voices written and arranged specifically for training, dealing with various genres ranging from jazz to pop, from world music to experimentation, all exclusively vocal, without the accompaniment. of musical instruments.



- Friday, August 24th from the USA New York Voices concert. They are known for their tight-knit voicings, inspired arrangements and a nonpareil vocal amalgam. Their chameleonic musicality allows them to move seamlessly from one setting to another, whether orchestral / big band or trio. Like the great jazz vocal groups that have come before - Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Singers Unlimited and The Manhattan Transfer - they are part of that legacy and are devoting themselves to transmitting it to future generations.

- Saturday 25th August appointment with the Swedish The Real Group. With the voice as a solo instrument they created a unique musical expression moving between jazz, pop and Northern European choral music. The group was founded in 1984 and has been around the world for more than 30 years. The combination of perfection and creativity, together with the composition of original songs, has made them accessible to music lovers in general as well as to the most demanding ears. Their vast repertoire and musical excellence have allowed the group to collaborate with symphonic orchestras, jazz groups, popbands and important artists such as Barbara Hendricks, Toots Thielemans and Sir George Martin as well as performing for the Royal Family in Sweden, open the Soccer World Cup in South Korea and sing for representatives of the most important institutions in the world - including the Emperor of Japan.

-Sunday 26 August the Accent and The Dirty Loops will close the Festival. Enjoy the genius of Dirty Loops! An international band, with tens of millions of views on YouTube, that broadens the festival horizons. In the increasingly popular world of 'a cappella' groups, the Accents have carved out their niche. Inspired by the magical jazz harmonies of the 'TAKE 6' and, before them, the 'Hi-Los', the six members of the Accent - all with full rights, skilled arrangers and instrumentalists - bring their passion for close-harmony of jazz singing - denser and more intricate is, better it is - at the highest level.

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Judit Neuberger

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