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Alkantara Fest - Zafferana Etnea - Viagrande - Catania


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INTERNATIONAL FOLK AND WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL

Alkantara Fest was founded in 2004 in the area of the river Alcantara named by the Arabs ‘Al qantarah’. The vision of the Alkantara Fest is to disseminate the rich musical traditions of Sicily in relation to other European cultures.

Like the river from which it derives its name, Alkantara’s source comes from the very heart of Mount Etna and looks towards the Mediterranean and even beyond to the north and east of Europe.

The realization of the Alkantara Fest is like an imaginary journey throughout history, nature and different traditions. Our aim is to demonstrate how Sicily, such a big melting-pot of styles, influences, races and cultures, can be deeply and intimately connected to an ideal thread to each different European popular tradition.

FRI, JULY 16 - 21.00 

SICILY FOLK ORCHESTRA (Italy) + special guest: Pippo Barrile (ex Kunsertu) - Anfiteatro Falcone Borsellino - Zafferana

WED, JULY 28 - 21:00

SPECIAL EVENT: TOSCA (Italy) “Morabeza” - Anfiteatro Falcone Borsellino - Zafferana

THURS, JULY 29 - OPENING
18.00 – O.R.P.S. (Sicily) Orchestra Rete Permacultura Sicula - La Cisternazza, Pisano (free admission)
21.00 – FRIGG (Finland) - world stage, il Pigno
22.30 – KOURELOU (Greece) - Lotus, Sotto i Pini
24.00 – Tarantella night - folk stage, Sotto i Pini 

FRI, JULY 30
11.00 – Daniele Coco (free jazz) - Bar Etna, Pisano
17.30 – Balfolk: French mazurka workshop w/Roberto Pesce - Lotus, Sotto i Pini
21.00 – SEYYAH (Turkey) - world stage, il Pigno
22.30 – CHEFFOLK (Italy) - Lotus,  Sotto i Pini
24.00 – Balkan night - folk stage, Sotto i Pini 

SAT, JULY 31
9.00 – Yoga Loves Music w/Sicilyoga & Riccardo Gerbino (tabla) - Lotus, Sotto i Pini
11.00 – Beija Flor (world) - Bar Etna, Pisano
17.30 – Balfolk: Bourrée workshop w/ Roberto Pesce - Lotus, Sotto i Pini
21.00 – KALASCIMA (Italy) - world stage, il Pigno
22.30 – ETHNO SICILY (world) - Lotus, Sotto i Pini
24.00 – Move: Jako’s vinyl selection - folk stage, Sotto i Pini 

SUN, AUG. 1
9:00 – Excursion: One day on Mount Etna, by Anima Munti
11.00 – Kyara Garozzo (folksinger) - Bar Etna, Pisano
17.30 – KidImpro: body contact and improvisation workshop for families with children (2-4 / 5-7 y.o.) w/ Stefania Milazzo - Lotus, Sotto i Pini
19.00 – Cartour: puppet show for kids and families w/ Bottega Cartura - Lotus, Sotto i Pini
21.00 – SANTA DIVER (Hungary) - world stage, il Pigno
22.30 – AYSAY (Turkey/Denmark) - folk stage, Sotto i Pini
24.00 – Meditation concert - Lotus, Sotto i Pini

MON, AUG. 2 - OFF ALKANTARA
22.00 – SUKARIJE (France/Bulgaria/Mexico) - Gammazita, piazza F. di Svevia, Catania

TUE, AUG. 3 - OFF ALKANTARA
21.00 – LE MATRIOSKE (Italy) - Fleri (Zafferana)

TUE, AUG. 10 
21.00 – ALKANTARA PARTY (world) a night to celebrate w/many guests, wine and food - La Terra di Bo’, Viagarande


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