28/30 – 04 / 2019

Spring à l’Alguer

End of April under the banner of “Primavera à l’Alguer”, a three days of music and more between atmospheres and different places, a new opportunity to appreciate the riches of Alghero and its territory.

“Un camìn en musica”

The triptych opens up with an original proposal by JazzAlguer: “Un camìn en musica” to one of the most beloved places of devotion to the Algherese, Nostra Senyora de Vallverd, the seventeenth-century sanctuary that lies just a few kilometers from the town, a destination for pilgrimages that traditionally start the first Sunday after Easter. To accompany the walk planned on April 28, alternating along the path, the music of two bellows instruments of different origins and traditions: one is the Organetto, from in the virtuous hands of Pierpaolo Vacca, twenty-seven-year-old musician of Ovodda who combines the tradition Sardinian from which it comes, a strong focus on other musical universes and a daring use of electronics; the other is the bandoneon, the main instrument of tango, which in the Marche region  Daniele di Bonaventura finds one of its major performers on the international scene: a musician who has focused on a fertile artistic production and collaborations ranging from classical music to contemporary, from jazz to tango, from ethnic music to world music. The list of artists with whom Daniele di Bonaventura has played, recorded or collaborated is long and prestigious. Among his most recent discographic releases, “Garofani Rossi”, with his band” Band’Uniòn”, and ” Danse Mémoire, Danse ” with Paolo Fresu and the Corsican choir A Filetta.


International Jazz Day

JazzAlguer will also participate this year, at the International Jazz Day, the annual appointment of 30 April, promoted by UNESCO, the UN Agency for Education, Science and Culture: a recurrence established in 2011 to underline the role that jazz can play in uniting people from every corner of the globe, to promote peace, dialogue between cultures, diversity and respect for human rights and human dignity, freedom of expression, gender equality and the role of young people in the implementation of social change. Like last year, Alghero is part of the rich calendar of European events on the occasion of the international day of jazz offering locations as Sella & Mosca estate, the sixteenth-century bastions of Muralla and a new entry of this edition, the Pocoloco jazz club. Protagonists of the two evenings of 29 and 30 April, musicians, and groups of different backgrounds, selected by the artistic director of the appointment with the International Jazz Day in the Catalan town, the double bass player from Alghero Salvatore Maltana.