And so everything sings: Dialogues and music for a possible future
In concert on October 17th in Rome
Logical Space (via dei Santissimi Quattro 27) – 6.30 pm, Rome
After the dates a Capranica Prenestina 1 October ea Monterano canal October 8, Monday October 17 in Rome – at the Logical Space (6:30 pm, via dei Santissimi Quattro 27) – i MishMash they will bring on stage “And so everything sings: dialogues and music for a possible future”, the first cd book by the Italian band, released for Finisterre on 8 October. MishMash will then continue the tour on Wednesday 2nd November at 8:30 pm at the Pitigliani Jewish Culture Center in Romewhich has opened its completely renovated concert hall, to host artistic and musical events open to the public outside.
On stage with MishMash (Marco Valabrega on violin and Daniele Valabrega on viola, Nicola Pignatiello on guitar, Bruno Zoia on double bass and Mohssen Kasirossafar on Persian percussion)artists from different cultures and ethnic groups who, using different languages, combine their voices: the dancers Elisa Scapeccia and Emanuela Vecchio, the singer Yasemin Sannino, the violist Daniele Valabrega and the actors Esper Russo and Tiziana Biscontini who will give voice to the words of Edith Bruck, Don Matteo Zuppi, Max Manfredi, Pasquale Troìa and the musicians of MishMash themselves.
“And so everything sings: dialogues and music for a possible future” is the story between notes and words of a 25-year musical journey, which saw the Italian band meet sounds and voices from every corner of the world at the crossroads of four faiths (Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam).
A point of arrival and at the same time a new departure for the historic formation of MishMash which, for its 25-year career, publishes an album full of insightswhich brings together geographically distant soundscapes and builds new spaces of spirituality around Mediterranean sounds, sounds of the East and Middle East, with arrangements that recreate the “vagabond” flavor typical of these repertoires.
In full style MishMash (a term that in various languages contains meanings linked to the concept of “mixing”), the cd book “And so everything sings: dialogues and music for a possible future”, through 12 tracks and the accompanying bookreturns to music its true resource of dialogue, where contamination becomes a distinctive sound experience, able to overcome any geographical and cultural division.
Unique group of its kind, MishMash, since its foundation, it has united four musicians belonging to 4 different religious faiths – Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam in a path between popular traditions and interculture. I’m Marco Valabrega on violin and Daniele Valabrega on viola, Nicola Pignatiello on guitar, Bruno Zoia on double bass and Mohssen Kasirossafar on Persian percussion and, together with them, the Italian-Turkish singer Yasemin Sannino.
“And so everything sings: dialogues and music for a possible future”, however, is not just the story of the journey seen through the eyes of MishMash, but also words, poems and collaborations of those who have accompanied them on this journey over the years: Edith Bruck, writer, poet, translator, director and witness of the Shoah; Don Matteo Zuppi, Italian Catholic cardinal and archbishop; the singer-songwriter Max Manfredi; the writer Pasquale Troìa. In the cd book, full of contributions, there is also a special dedication to Domenico “Mimmo” Ascione – founding member of the group, who died prematurely on August 15, 2017 – with a song he recorded before his death.
“We headed towards the East” MishMash declare, “from the very beginning, and we started from a traditional Greek melody that invited us to go forward on that path of discovery of sounds, words and people that we have always tried to follow, opening eyes, ears and heart on the corners of the world. Sometimes a sound is enough and you are already listening to the others ”.
The autumn minitour from the suburbs to the heart of Rome enjoys the support of the Ministry of Culture as a supporting body and of Roma Capitale, as part of the programming cycle “Live shows in the municipalities of the Metropolitan City of Rome Capital”.
MishMash And so everything sings: Dialogues and music for a possible future