After the three days in Mattinata in the name of music, spirituality and the discovery of suggestive places rich in history, FestambienteSud lands in Vieste. From 1 to 4 August the capital of Apulian tourism will embrace universal sound, with national and international guests called together by the artistic director Chiara Civello. The four event evenings will be staged in Marina Piccola.
It starts on Monday 1st August at 9.00 pm with the singer, pianist and composer Frida Bollani Magoni, daughter of the pianist Stefano Bollani and the singer Petra Magoni. She has always been immersed in the world of sounds and music, she began to regularly study classical piano at the age of 7 under the guidance of maestro Paolo Razzuoli, who taught her musical notation in Braille. Today, not yet 18 years old, she has released her debut album entitled “Primo Tour” and she is establishing herself among the most mature and surprising pianists on the international scene.
Following, Alabaster DePlume (stage name of Gus Fairbairn), saxophonist, composer and declaimer of verses written by himself sketching skits of contemporary life. His new album, “Gold – Go Forward in the Courage of Your Love”, released in April, is an intimate, almost confessional work, a hybrid between jazz and spoken word, in which the lyrics written by the transplanted Manchester musician and poet in London they mix with the fugues of his tenor sax. The album is the long-awaited sequel to the previous “To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals vol. 1 “, a record with a rather unique genesis that well reflects the aesthetics and the” political “scope of his artistic action: Alabaster DePlume was working for Ordinary Lifestyles, a charitable association in Manchester that helps people with disabilities to live a full life in the own home.
On Tuesday 2 August, Emma Nolde and Nada will be on the stage of FestambienteSud (again at 9.00 pm in Marina Piccola).
La Nolde is considered one of the future voices of Italian music. At the RockContest 2019 she was awarded the Ernesto De Pascale award for the best song with Italian text for the song “Nero Ardesia”; in September 2020 “Toccaterra” was released, her first album, appreciated by the public and professionals, as well as a finalist for the Tenco Prize in the Opera Prima section.
Nada, extraordinary voice of Italian music, is an artist who since the early seventies has managed to interpret the tastes of the moment, never losing relevance and offering high-level songs. Among his most famous and loved songs we remember “Ma Che Freddo Fa”, with which he made his debut at the age of fifteen at the Sanremo Festival, “Il cuore è un zingaro”, winning song of the 1971 Sanremo Festival, “Desperate Love” (1983), “Without a why” (2004). Established over the decades as an esteemed singer-songwriter, Nada has also gained public attention as an actress and writer. From his autobiographical novel “My human heart” (2008), the film for Rai was made “The girl who did not want to sing”.
Double concert on the agenda also on Wednesday 3 August. It starts at 21.00 in Marina Piccola with LNDFK & Ze In the clouds. The Italian-Tunisian producer and songwriter LNDFK – who draws her musical expressiveness from jazz, neo-soul and hip-hop – returns for the second time to FestambienteSud, this time accompanied by Ze In The Clouds, alias Giuseppe Vitale, very precocious talent of Italian jazz, pianist with a crackling technique.
Followed by Populous, stage name of Andrea Mangia, producer and DJ from Salento who made his debut in 2003 quickly making his way into the Italian and international electronic scene. His new album “Stasi”, released on June 11th, was written and produced in an immobile and silent Salento, in a suspended and meditative atmosphere that clearly diverted his path, leading him back to ambient and instrumental hip atmospheres. -hop similar to those of early career (ie those of “Quipo” and “Queue for love”). Mixed and mastered in analog in the bucolic context of Sudestudio, the eight tracks on the disc float slowly among the names of legends who have never stopped inspiring Populous: Midori Takada, Boards Of Canada, J Dilla and William Basinski.
Thursday 4 August will be the turn of the final event entitled “A Bridge of Notes between Italy and Brazil”, a tribute to the Rio culture and cultural relations between the two countries, sealed by the patronage of the Embassy of Brazil in Italy.
The cellist and composer Jacques Morelenbaum in trio with Stefania Tallini and Daniel Grossi, and the artistic director Chiara Civello will perform on the same stage at Marina Piccola Toquinho & Camilla Faustino. Leading the evening will be the journalist of Radiouno Rai Max De Tomassi, a profound connoisseur of Brazilian music and culture. De Tomassi, in fact, was at the helm of the famous musical program “Brasil”, broadcast on Rai Radio1, from 2001 to 2017, and then on Rai Radio2; in 2002 he received from the Brazilian government the “Cruz do Rio Branco”, the most prestigious honor given to foreign citizens who have distinguished themselves in the dissemination of Brazilian culture in the world.
To open the concerts at 9.00 pm, will be one of the great names of Brazilian and world music: the cellist, composer and arranger Jacques Morelenbaum, who has made his unparalleled signature of contamination and who fully represents the musical idea of ​​fusion between genres. With him there will be Stefania Tallini, one of the most interesting and original Italian jazz pianists, composers and arrangers, and Gabriel Grossi, excellent Brazilian harmonica player and composer, considered by the great Toots Thielemans as his heir. The Italian-Brazilian duo has signed a unique recording project: Brasita (AlfaMusic, 2022), which blends the suggestions of the harmonica with those of the piano, in a dimension without borders of places and genres.
Later it will be the turn of Chiara Civello, a singer-songwriter with a distinctly international dimension, who has been in charge of the musical direction of FestambienteSud since 2021. The cosmopolitan singer switches from Spanish to English and then plunges into the wonderful ocean of Italian music with a repertoire ranging from the 60s of the last century to the present day.
To close the evening of August 4th and the 18th edition of FestambienteSud will be Toquinho who, with his warm voice and the delicate touch on the guitar, together with the splendid voice of Camila Faustino, is the purest and most truthful expression of strength and history music of Brazil. With them Mauricio Zottarelli on drums and Itaiguara Mariano Brandão on guitar. The concert will enter directly into that poetic soul of Bossa Nova and into the unmistakable magic of “Afro Sambas”, interpreting the songs that made audiences fall in love all over the world, including “The desire and the madness, The unconsciousness and the ‘joy ”,“ Without Fear ”,“ Samba of the Blessing ”,“ Samba for Vinicius ”,“ Aquarello ”.
The four days of Vieste also includes appointments with “Gargano Sacro, culture is on the way”, the first tourist-cultural itinerary supported by the Monti Uniti Foundation of Foggia. Every day from 1 to 4 August at 18.00 it will be possible to visit the islet of Santa Eufemia, also known as Noah’s Island, with its important historical testimonies that span the millennia. Santa Eufemia, in addition to hosting the Vieste lighthouse, houses a cave whose walls have about 200 votive inscriptions in Greek and Latin, written in honor of Venus Sosandra, the goddess of the sea and savior of men. Many of the engravings can be traced back to a period ranging from the third century BC to the Middle Ages and were made by travelers and sailors who passed through this area.
The event is limited and includes a ticket of 8 euros which also includes the cost of the ferry.
FestambienteSud is promoted by Legambiente and organized under the direction of the Legambiente FestambienteSud club in Monte Sant’Angelo, with the organizational support of Legambiente Puglia and Legambiente lo Sperone di San Giovanni Rotondo.
The media partners are RAI and Nuova Ecologia.
The social and economic partnership of the festival involves the six host municipalities of Vieste, Mattinata, San Giovanni Rotondo, Monte Sant’Angelo, Rignano Garganico and San Marco in Lamis, the Apulian Aqueduct, the Foundation of the United Mountains of Foggia, Confindustria Foggia, Federalberghi Foggia, the Mecenate ’90 association, the Vivilitalia company, the IPEOA Enrico Mattei – Vieste.
It enjoys the patronage of the Embassy of Brazil in Italy, the president of the Puglia Region and the support of the Department of Agriculture for a special project of FestambienteSud called Agri.cultura.
Also important are the numerous subjects that sponsor the festival and that make up the technical partnership for which we refer to the official materials and to the festival website.

VIESTE – “FestambienteSud” at the start with Nada, Toquinho, Chiara Civello, Emma Nolde