The Italian Cultural Institute of Brussels presents Neri Marcorè’s show ‘Di mare e di vento – Viaggio nella musica di Gianmaria Testa’ in which the artist pays tribute to the singer-songwriter by following the tracks of his book ‘Da questa parte del mare’. Released posthumously in 2017, the book adresses the theme of modern migrations by narrating by the stories, suggestions and situations that helped give life to each of the songs contained in the 2006 album. The story of the great popular movements of recent decades, of the roots and their importance suggests a reflection on the reasons for leaving and crossing deserts and seas, on the sense of uprooting and loss that accompanies every abandonment of one’s own land.
Accompanying him will be Daniele Di Bonaventura on bandoneon, Pierre Fontenelle on cello and Domenico Mariorenzi on piano and guitar.
The show will be held on December 18 at the theater of the Italian Cultural Institute, following the inauguration of the solo exhibition of Italian artist Nazareno Rocchetti.
It is a great honor for me to welcome in Brussels one of the most appreciated cinema, theatre, television and of course music artist of the Italian entertainment scene. I met Neri in May while interviewing him during the pandemic, and it was at that point that the organization of this show became a priority in the Institute’s activity planning. Not only for the strong esteem I have of Neri as an artist and as a person, but also for the tribute the show pays to a great Italian singer-songwriter and his album ‘Da questa parte del mare’: a record on the topical phenomenon of migrations, that reminds us when we, our grandparents, were the ones to emigrate. – Paolo Sabbatini, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Brussels
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