Festival au Désert – Laboratorio nomade

May 11 – 15, 2016

Parco delle Cascine – Palazzina ex Fabbri
Stazione Leopolda
Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea




May 11, Palazzina Ex Fabbri, Piazzale delle Cascine
h 17:00 Alike, Different, Normal. Stereotypes, representations and different stories about the Roma world in Italy, Spain and Romania
free admission

May 12 > 14, Palazzina Ex Fabbri, Piazzale delle Cascine
h 17:00 Multicultural workshops addressed to young musicians and music students through masterclasses led by the musicians of Festival au Désert:
• MARZOUK MEJRI (Tunisia): Marzouk plays several Tunisian traditional instruments that he is able to teach also to less experienced people with an engaging and simple method
The singer and musician of the Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio presents a path that combines the Middle East and the West through music.

May 13, Palazzina Ex Fabbri, Piazzale delle Cascine
h 17:30 TRAVELLING VOICES – presentation of the educational workshops led by Badara Seck
• BADARA SECK, Senegalese singer and griot, presents “Travelling Voices”, educational workshops for young students, focussed on cultural diversity, against stereotypes and forms of racism. A way to work on the future of society, bringing out the richness of traditional songs from cultures that are too often relegated to mere stereotypes.
With the Choir of the three Educational Institute of Scandicci, and the School “L. Mazzanti” of Florence.
free admission

May 13 > 15, Stazione Leopolda 
from h 19:00 Sound installation “MadreLingua”
Sound installation by SAVERIO LANZA with lullabies sung by immigrant mothers, coming from Eritrea, Madagascar, Iran, Romania, Jordan, Lebanon, India, Albania
free admission

May 14 maggio, Palazzina Ex Fabbri, Piazzale delle Cascine
from h 11:00 “Meeting young Arab choreographers”
for the development of an exchange platform for artists of the Mediterranean area

Meeting with: Omar Rajeh – choreographer and artist director of Festival BIPOD – Beirut International Platform of Dance, Mia Habis – artistic director of Moultaqa Leymoun – Arab Dance Platform, Donatella Ferrante – Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Ilaria Fabbri – Culture Department Regione Toscana, Tommaso Sacchi – Culture Department, Gerarda Ventura – Anghiari Dance Hub, and for NID-New Italian Dance Platform Natalia Casorati, Interplay and Gemma Di Tullio, Teatro Pubblico Pugliese.
free admission

May 14 maggio, Stazione Leopolda 
h 20:00 Presentation “Liu’Ud”
ZIAD TRABELSI, oud (Tunisia), FABRIZIO CARDOZA (colascione and viola da gamba), FRANCESCO TOMASI (lute, theorbo, medieval guitar), SIMONE PULVANO (percussions)
The encounter between two related instruments: the ud – one of the most fascinating instruments of Arab music, which will be played by the singer and musician of the Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio – and the lute (in this case represented by the colascione) – symbol of the Renaissance culture. A Fabbrica Europa production
free admission

h 23:00 BOMBINO in concert (click for details)

May 15 maggio, Stazione Leopolda 
h 18:30 Meeting with MARCO AIME, VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ, MARC HURAUX “From Ali Farka Touré to Timbuktu”, introduced by Marta Amico
free admission

May 15, Stazione Leopolda 
h 19:00 Music cocktail “Disco Cous Cous”
with musician and cook MARZOUK MEJRI (Slow Food, Tunisi)
in collaboration with La Scena Muta. Dj-set by Sean Martins
free admission

h 20:00 “Ali Farka Touré. Le miel n’est jamais bon dans une seule bouche”, film by Marc Huraux
free admission

h 21:30 VIEUX FARKA TOURE in concert (click for details)

July 12 – 16, Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea 
Laboratorio Nomade


A project by Fondazione Fabbrica Europa
With the support of

LogoMiBACT      Druck   Comune_firenze     Estate Fiorentina

With the patronage of

Comune Scandicci

In collaboration with

music pool        COSPE

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