The Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone hosts the great event dedicated to the extraordinary heritage of Roman popular song that returns to the stage in its fifteenth edition.
On stage are maestro Ambrogio Sparagna, the Orchestra Popolare Italiana and the Coro Popolare, directed by Anna Rita Colaianni, with the participation of the singer-songwriter Mimmo Locasciulli. Between historical pieces and contemporary interpretations, the artists give life to an unprecedented Ottobrata Romana, dedicated to the traditional repertoire linked to the ancient practice of transhumance, the seasonal movement of flocks and herds. Focus also on nursery rhymes and narrative songs from the Abruzzo region, a territory particularly close to Rome and its countryside that has profoundly inspired Roman popular music.
Since 2018, Fondazione Musica per Roma established a special award in honour of Gabriella Ferri, an extraordinary singer and great protagonist of Italian music who was able to bring the Roman folk song to the world. This year, the award, given to Renzo Arbore, Alessandro Mannarino, Luca Barbarossa and Violante Placido in previous editions, goes to Tosca, one of the most refined and eclectic Italian artists.
Image: Auditorium Parco della Musica Official Website
Saturday 7 October at 6.30 pm