Musica sulle Bocche Spring from 18th to 20th March 2022

“Musica sulle Bocche Spring” from 18th to 20th March 2022, a new branch of the jazz festival in Alghero, Sardinia

Three shows at Teatro Civico with Anais Drago, violin player, and the debut of Mystic Geography, a new production by Enzo Favata, Marcello Peghin, and Luciana Elizondo. The final show with Antonio Sanchez and his Bad Hombre ensemble.
Musica Sulle Bocche is opening a new Spring program, with three artists that explore different styles and solutions of jazz. The festival was founded by Enzo Favata in 2001 and promoted by the Jana Project association. Anais Drago is considered one of the most brilliant talents in Italian jazz, and she’s going to open the program with her solo set for violin and electronics that was awarded among new jazz talent  in Italy by Musica Jazz Magazine. 

“Musica Sulle Bocche is one of the most known jazz festivals in Sardinia and Italy,” says the art director and musician, Enzo Favata “and we intend to make it grow and last all year long and not in the Summer only. We could make it thanks to the support of Fondazione Alghero that allows us the use of one of the most beautiful buildings in town, Teatro Civico. It will be the ideal setting to celebrate Springtime and to open the way to the summer edition, which will go throughout the whole month of August, in 15 different municipalities in the North of Sardinia, including Castelsardo and the Island of La Maddalena.

Enzo Favata will also perform with his new trio, Mystic Geography, with the Argentinian Luciana Elizondo (viola da gamba and vocals) and Marcello Peghin on electric guitars and effects. With this new project, Favata returns to his great passion for sacred music, addressed in records such as "Boghes and Voices". Today, almost twenty years, the saxophone player from Sardinia faces a new mystical, almost astral journey. Elizondo's voice comes from the deep Baroque period, Favata and Peghin evoke sidereal worlds, distant sounds that blend perfectly with those archaic sounds. During all his career, Favata was one one of the first Italian jazz players to open the dialogue between jazz and traditional music of the world. He’s also a researcher in jazz and has played live or recorded with artists like Trilok Gurtu, Metropole Orkest, Mulatu Astatke, Dino Saluzzi, Miroslav Vitous, Dave Liebman, Enrico Rava, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Django Bates, Anja Lechner, Lester Bowie, Tenores di Bitti,  and many others.

The closing concert will be with the Mexican drummer and winner of 4 Grammy Awards, Antonio Sanchez, and his Bad Hombre band, featuring the singer, Thana Alexia, the japanes keyboard player Bigyuki, and Lex Salder on bass. Antonio Sanchez is one of the most versatile and influential drummers in the world, has recorded and performed with artists like Pat Metheney and Chick Corea, wrote music for cinema, including the soundtrack of “Birdman” by Alejandro González Iñárritu that made him gain a Golden Globe. The singer Thana Alexa is the winner of Downbeat Critic’s pool as “Rising Star Vocalist” and her debut album “Ona” received two Grammy Awards nominations. There are two other excellent musicians in the line-up, the Japanese keyboard player, Bigyuki and Lex Salder on basso, two musicians with top-level experience with artists like Arlissa, Nicole Bus, Jordan Bratton, Ellie Goulding ed Ella Henderson, Bilal Oliver, Talib Kweli, and Robert Glasper. Antonio Sanchez is presenting his last work “Shift (Bad Hombre Vol 2)” that saw contributions from artists like Trent Reznor, Meshell Ndegeocello, and many others

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