SUD (South) In the heart of the Mediterranean civilization, from the sea-bathed lands that were rich and wise when Rome was but a pastoral village, the strong and uncorrupted voice of Tradition comes to us. The music and mystery of primordial sound.
The Ligurian Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, Ionian Sea, Adriatic Sea: geographical names that belong to a sea surrounded by many lands – the Mediterranean – but that has at its center one long, still beautiful strip of land, so narrow that it is almost an island: Italy. From Ventimiglia to Trieste, the long journey along the coasts of this sea of many names leads to the discovery of wonderful places and extraordinary people. And farther South, where the Italian peninsula ventures deeper into this sea, the atmosphere of history is still quite present. Here, in today’s age of globalization, ancient legends dating back thousand of years continue to be told, and rituals survive. The stories of these lands are ancient like the verses which accompany us on this journey. Poets of Nature, poets of a thousand words, of a thousand songs. In these songs are stories of children and of past loves, of the pain of loss and the happiness of a newfound friendship. SUD is this and much more. On the road to SUD, the sounds of Stefano and Fabio accompany us with their ancient artistry disguised as simplicity: the lute and the guitar, eternally travelling instruments that are joined during the trip by the colascione of Leonardo and the tambourines of Vito, traditional Neapolitan instruments. And on our way we come across the footsteps of Lieselotte, woman of the North who, dancing, narrates the passion of the South. In its search of a song belonging to a thousand voices, this program does not follow a set path. Instead, the order of pieces varies from moment to moment, following the dialogue created with the audience.