lunedì 2 giugno 2008


In a lovely city in the hearth of Italy, Macerata, every year the famous ‘Musicultura’ Festival – a competition of popular song and singer/songwriter song – takes place, mixing a blend of music and poetry.

For the XIX edition, on 13th, 14th and 15th June, the fascinating ‘Sferisterio’ – the open-air Neoclassical arena – will host both protagonists of Italian music and poetry, as special guests of the Festival, and also a legend of American folk and blues: Odetta.

The African-American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and human rights activist, who with her music influenced artists such as Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and Joan Baez, will be on the stage in Macerata on the 14th in a European exclusive. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1936, Odetta became one of the most important voices of the American’s Civil Rights Movement in the ‘60s: in fact in 1963 she marched with Martin Luther King, and she was awarded the National Medal of the Arts & Humanities from Bill Clinton in 2000. Anointed by Martin Luther King, Jr. as “The Queen of American folk music", Odetta is at her most vibrant when seen live: she has the ability to blend folk and spiritual with jazz, blues and ethnic undertones. In addition to Odetta other protagonists of Italian and international music will be on the stage: Irene Grandi, Baustelle, the jazz musician Stefano Bollani, the female poet and dramatist Mariangela Gualtieri, The Choir of ‘Monte Peralba’, Giorgia, Mario Biondi, Marlene Kuntz, La Crus, Enzo Jannacci, Mariano Deidda, Le Vibrazioni, Peppino di Capri and the Cuban José Luis Cortés y NG La Banda.

Three great evenings to be missed at one’s peril! The tickets are available on line on the web-site and
The price of the tickets are: seats in the front stalls euro 30, central seats euro 25, central sector euro 20, sector A euro 10, sector B euro 5 (advance sale rights not included).

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