On February 4 , the Italian Cultural Institute of Madrid presents the concert ‘Sepè Le Mokò: Le musiche dei film di Totò’ (Sepè Le Mokò: Music from the Films of Totò) as part of the second edition of ‘In scena a Palazzo’, the series of live performances that began on 14 October.
The concert will take place in the Institute’s Salón de Actos and feature a quartet formed by Daniele Sepe (sax), Mario Nappi (piano and keyboards), Davide Costagliola (double bass and electric bass) and Paolo Forlini (drums). With ‘Sepè le Mokò’, the quartet, through a sanguine and ironic swing, will pay a heartfelt tribute to those directors, actors, screenwriters and musicians who provided good cheer, while offering a profound insight into 1960s Italian society.
The adventures of Totò and his co-stars, such as Peppino De Filippo, Nino Taranto and Aldo Fabrizi, are accompanied by scores that highlight their tragicomic traits. The pieces are by composers with a strong jazz background (such as Piero Piccioni, Armando Trovajoli, Lelio Luttazzi, Carlo Rustichelli, Alessandro Cicognini and Piero Unliliani) and create a dialogue between the narration of the film and the musical tradition of Chet Baker or Gerry Mulligan.
More information at iicmadrid.esteri.it