SANREMO 2024: DARGEN D’AMICO opens “DARGEN NEWSSTAND – Meetings on the High Wave”

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From today, Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th February, “EDICOLA DARGEN – Meetings on the High Wave” will open in Piazza V. Muccioli 16 in Sanremo.

A point where you can dialogue and exchange information, emotions and experiences. Every afternoon there will be talks hosted by Maura Gancitano and Andrea Colamedici of Tlon, a cultural and philosophical research and dissemination project. Day by day “EDICOLA DARGEN” will welcome leading exponents of the world of information and representatives of humanitarian organizations: the journalist, photographer and podcaster Valerio Nicolosi, Cecilia Strada of ResQ Onlus, the BabelNova Orchestra, the director Olmo Parenti, the SOS Mediterranee rescuer Alessandro Porro and the geopolitical journalist Leila Belhadj Mohamed.

“EDICOLA DARGEN” is therefore an integral part of a complex project that began with “Onda alta” and continued with the album “CIAO AMERICA”, released on Friday 2 February. A puzzle that is made up of many pieces that fit together, which rotates and is built around the human being. The link with the topics covered in the piece with which DARGEN D’AMICO will take the stage at the Ariston and the meetings that will take place at the newsstand is symbiotic, to the point that each of them will have as its title a verse extrapolated from the text of the piece.


We will begin on Tuesday 6 February at 6.30 pm with “If a title is enough”. With the journalist Valerio Nicolosi we will talk about what happens to those who try to arrive in Europe, we will describe what the marine and land access routes are, what the reasons why they leave and what data is available on the topic. Finally, we will explore the crucial role of information in generating a sense of urgency and awareness among people.

Cecilia Strada of ResQ Onlus will be the guest on Wednesday 7 February at 7pm in “We are more than life preservers on the boat”. With her, TLON will put the situation created by the migratory policies of the European and Italian governments at the center of the discussion, describing why the situation at sea has never been so dramatic.

The “To feel alive” talk on Thursday 8 February at 6.30 pm will host the BabelNova Orchestra, which will perform with DARGEN D’AMICO the following day in a great tribute to Ennio Morricone. The central theme of the meeting will be the experience of those who have lived and made art for decades in a multi-ethnic Italy, beyond barriers and prejudices, and the salvific role of music in connecting distant experiences and generating new imaginations will be explored.

Friday 9 February at 6.30 pm there will be the fourth appointment which is inspired by the refrain of the song by DARGEN D’AMICO: “The high wave is coming”. The main protagonists of the talk will be the director Olmo Parenti and Alessandro Porro, rescuer for the humanitarian organization SOS Mediterranee. Together with them TLON will talk about rescue at sea and the deterrent policies implemented by Europe, and they will listen to the “chatter from Purgatory” of the migrants protagonists of Parenti’s documentary “Real People”.

“EDICOLA DARGEN” will close on Saturday 10 February at 6.30 pm with “If war belongs to children” with the geopolitical journalist Leila Belhadj Mohamed. With her we will try to understand the role of Western communication and general information, which makes migrants and victims of global injustices “objects” and not narrative “subjects”.

Furthermore, every morning starting from 10:00, an in-depth magazine will be distributed free of charge, created in collaboration with Tuorlo Media, focused on the themes of the song competing at the Festival and containing a serialized comic created by the well-known cartoonist and illustrator Daniel Cuello .


High wave it is a profound piece that talks about immigration and resilience and tries to capture the historical moment we are living in, revealing the importance of finally facing problems, also looking for ourselves in other people.


On the occasion of the duets evening, scheduled for Friday 9 February, he will perform together with the BabelNova Orchestra paying homage to the music of the great Ennio Morricone.
BabelNova Orchestra is a new project, in form and spirit, which follows the path of one of the most fascinating and pioneering stories of world music (and not only) in Italy of the last 20 years, capable of crossing opera as well as cinema , musical theater and classical music: the Piazza Vittorio Orchestra, conceived and created in 2002 by Mario Tronco and Agostino Ferrente within the Apollo 11 Association.

Led by double bass player Pino Pecorelli, BabelNova Orchestra is a group of 12 musicians from all over the world who have chosen to dedicate themselves to a distinctive path of research into new musical languages. A group that evolves towards the more collectivistic form of the ensemble to the detriment of the hierarchical dimension of the orchestra. With the inclusion of some younger, second generation musicians in the group, the musical expression also opens up with absolute freedom towards new directions, including more funk and urban sounds but maintaining a solid world inspiration: Mediterranean pop, Sufi reminiscences, jazz horns, rocking guitars, hints of cumbia, mariachi explosions, dub rhythms constitute an exhilarating vortex generated by the meeting between the sirocco and the meltemi, the hurricane and the zephiros.


After the great success of the previous tour with “NEI SOGNI NOSNUNO È MONOGAMO”, which saw him tread the most prestigious stages in Italy, Dargen D’Amico will start from the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome on 30 September, passing through Milan at the Teatro Arcimboldi on October 1st, October 9th at the Dehon Theater, finishing on October 11th at the Bolivar Theater in Naples.

On stage with him are his trusted musicians and collaborators Gianluigi Fazio, Edwyn Roberts, Tommaso Ruggeri and the multi-instrumentalist Diego Maggi.






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