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Orientoccidente Festival

Orientoccidente celebrates 20 years. The 2024 edition marks a return to its origins: world music and songwriting, offering space for quality music and emerging proposals

 

It is the festival of musical cultures that confront each other: memory, moving traditions, creative innovation, popular music oriented towards world music, contemporary and auteur music, contaminations. It is a multidisciplinary event (music, theatre, literature and cinema) that is characterised by its territorial spread: the Arno river valley between Florence and Arezzo, a homogeneous suburban area, between industrial and post-industrial garrisons and historical, tourist and environmental riches. It is the only cultural and entertainment event – with a strong social value – that unites the entire Upper Valdarno. It is supported by the Region of Tuscany, with the patronage of the Province of Arezzo and the Metropolitan City of Florence, and some of its events are supported by the Ministry of Culture.
After the preview in Piandiscò for ‘Rock in Bottega’, with Massimiliano Larocca, the official start takes place in Castelnuovo dei Sabbioni, in the municipality of Cavriglia on 4 July with a recital by Mimmo Locasciulli, one of the historic singer-songwriters of the ‘Roman school’ born in the legendary Folk Studio. This important date is also an opportunity to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the 1944 massacres.
A very popular part is represented by ‘La nostra memoria inquieta’ (Our Restless Memory), the film festival that, now in its tenth edition, takes place every Monday in July, until 5 August, in San Giovanni Valdarno. This year is dedicated to the cinema of Christopher Nolan with the classics “Oppenheimer”, “Memento”, “Insomnia”, “The Dark Knight”, “The Dark Knight – The Return”, and “Dunkirk”.
In the first half of September, Orientoccidente will move to Pontassieve for “Piazza dei Popoli”, a series of appointments between music, literature and theatre dedicated to world cultures.
The programme of the festival, especially for its relevance to the area in which it takes place, is this year an open workshop and one can follow its progress and programmes at www.facebook.com/orientoccidente and on the official website www.orientoccidente.net

PROGRAM

 

from Monday, July 1 to Tuesday, August 6
9:15 PM
Piazza Cesare Battisti, San Giovanni Valdarno (AR)

OUR RESTLESS MEMORY
The Cinema of Christopher Nolan

16 mm / 35 mm film screenings of Oppenheimer, Memento, Insomnia, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Dunkirk

 

Thursday, July 4
9:30 PM
Piazza della Repubblica, Castelnuovo dei Sabbioni (AR)

THE CRY OF MEMORY
Mimmo Locasciulli in concert

 

Sunday, July 14
6:00 PM
Circolo ARCI Pratomagno, Modine – Loro Ciuffenna (AR)
FRAGMENTS OF AVANTI POPOLO and other notes…
with Enzo Brogi, Marco Noferi, Stefano Dona Donato, Arlo Bigazzi, and Giampiero Bigazzi

 

Tuesday, July 16
9:30 PM
Piazza Garibaldi, Ambra – Bucine (AR)

AMBER NIGHTS
Luigi Cardigliano & Mescaria

with Luigi Cardigliano (vocals, guitar), Arianna Romanella (vocals, guitar), Vieri Bugli (violin), Modestino Musico (accordion), Gabriele Pozzolini (percussion, backing vocals)

 

Wednesday, July 17
9:30 PM
Massette sul Ciuffenna, Loro Ciuffenna (AR)

THE CONCERT ON THE RIVER

Peppe Voltarelli

 

Sunday, July 21
9:30 PM
Circolo ARCI Restone, Figline e Incisa Valdarno (FI)

GIVE PEACE A CHANCE – SONGS AGAINST WAR

SALE in concert
with Eugenio Saletti (vocals, guitar), Umberto Scaramozza (guitar and vocals), Davide Nocera (bass), Alessandro Stella (drums and percussion) feat. Stefano Saletti (guitar)

 

Tuesday, July 23
9:30 PM
Giardini Baden-Powell, Rignano Sull’Arno (FI)
20TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
Alta Madera
with Ruben Chaviano (violin), Mino Cavallo (guitar), Filippo Pedol (double bass)

 

Wednesday, July 24
9:30 PM
Piazza Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno (AR)
WOMEN’S VOICES FOR LIBERATION
80th Anniversary of Liberation

Ginevra Di Marco with Francesco Magnelli.
Daniela Morozzi. Letizia Fuochi.
Francesca Breschi and the Banda Improvvisa directed by Orio Odori.

 

Tuesday, July 30
9:30 PM
Piazza Matteotti, Loro Ciuffenna (AR)
LOS CUMBIEROS GALACTICOS
with Yorka Rios (vocals), Daniel Chazarreta (guitar), Modestino Musico (accordion), Michele Staino (bass), Gabriele Pozzolini (percussion)

 

Tuesday, August 6
9:30 PM
Garibaldi Theater Arena, Figline Incisa Valdarno (FI)

ARENA SUMMER FEST 2024
WHISKY TRAIL

Full ticket: €5.00
Reduced ticket: €3.00

Information

Contacts:
+39 055 9120363
info@matson.it

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

WHEN

from July 1 to August 6, 2024

WHERE

Various locations

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