-Without Tony Allen AFROBEAT wouldn’t exist. These words were spoken by the charismatic originator of the Nigerian musical movement, Fela Kuti, about his leading drummer. Perhaps as an important admission. After 11 years of productive collaboration, including 30 studio albums, Tony Allen chose to break with Kuti in 1979 due to an in-satisfaction with the […]Read more "Tony Allen expanding AFROBEAT"
It’s a contradiction in the first place according to the virtuous italian jazz pianist Stefano Bollani. To talk about music. I met him at Teatro Poliziano in Montepulciano more than a year ago for this exact purpose, to talk about music. He was about to go on stage with his partner: actor and dancer Valentina […]Read more "Stefano Bollani: “Everything is vibrating…”"
“The blessed years of punishment” was what the italian poet Alda Merini (1931-2009) in a TV interview called her 15 years of being locked up in a psychiatric hospital. “A delirium where I could finally unravel myself”. To Merini the many years of confinement lead to a sort of unrestrained introspection which continued even after she was […]Read more "Alda Merini locked up in Poetry"