Foligno (PG) from July 25th to 29th, 2012 will host the 11th edition of Canti e Discanti - Umbria World Fest, festival with the aim of promoting multiculturalism through multiple forms of artistic expression. Will be present with guests and / or their arts Italy, Ethiopia, Japan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, Brazil, USA, Alaska, Switzerland. But also Piedmont, Sardinia, Umbria and Trentino.
The theme of 2012 Canti e Discanti - Umbria World Fest will be "Terra Madre" ("Earth Mother"), and will be examined during the 5 days of the event through a rich program, developed by the Artistic Director Piter Foglietta, of concerts, exhibitions, screenings and meetings.
The Music section will have its home in the enchanting Corte of Palazzo Trinci. Thursday, July 26th, 2012 starting at 21:30 will be performing the legendary guitarist Al Di Meola with his World Music. He will be accompanied by the other guitarist Peo Alfonsi (€ 26,00 in advance, 25,00 at the box office).
Friday, July 27th, 2012, same time, the new project, sponsored by AMREF, Niccolò Fabi & Saba Anglana, who will talk with the music about their encounter happened in Africa, where both were testimonial for solidarity campaigns (€ 15,00 at the box office and € 16,00 in advance).
Saturday, July 28th, 2012 space to “Terra di Mezzo, canti e incanti d’Umbria” ("Middle-earth, chants and enchantments of Umbria"), a project that combines music and photography dedicated to Umbria and its lands with the songwriter Massimo Liberatori and the photographer Giovanni Galardini.
The Photography section for the second consectuive year will proudly displayed at Palazzo Candiotti, from July 25th to August 10th, 2012, with exhibitions and themed multimedia slideshow. "Italian Geographic 2011 - The photographers of National Geographic Italy", edited by Marco Pinna (staff editor National Geographic Italy), is the title of the exhibit that will see twenty-six shots of as many photographers who have worked since 1998 for the Italian edition of National Geographic.
There were three exhibitions curated by RVM Magazine. "11/3 Tsunami Projext" - by Chiara Oggioni Tiepolo - was created to remember the Tsunami that hit Japan last spring. Photo by Giulio di Sturco, photographer who managed to cross the off-limits areas of the Fukushima disaster.
Also by Chiara Oggioni Tiepolo the exhibition "The Lovely Sea", with photos by Paulo Siqueira and Nadia Shira Cohen to tell the story of one of the greatest environmental disasters caused by the man, that of the Aral Sea. The reportage will be on display with the support of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Italy.
“Amore Mio di Provincia”, with pictures of Veronica Daltri, is the title of the project curated by Gian Maria De Gasperis, RVM founder and editorial coordinator, and Annarita Curcio. This project focuses on the Italian province as a category of feeling. In fact there is no interest in creating a traceability to the specific physical territory; what you want to convey is the feeling of the province and of the living in province.
For the Cinema and Doc section, July 25th, 2012 at 21:30 will be presented at the Corte of Palazzo Trinci in the presence of the authors A. Prandstraller and N. Bruna “Polvere, il grande processo dell’amianto” ("Dust, the great trial of the asbestos"), nominated for the 2012 Best Documentary at the David di Donatello award.
The rest of the screenings will take place at Palazzo Candiotti. Like "Elsewhere" by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, trip of 4 hours between 12 different destinations (Nigeria, Finland, Namibia, Australia, China, Greenland) to discover the different customs and traditions. From July 26th to 28th, 2012.
And to close the festival will be the documentary "Terra Madre" by Ermanno Olmi, a collection of stories and ideas about the fate of the world told through the observation of some participants at the Forum, "chased" even when they return to their countries of origin . Sunday, July 29th, 2012 at 21:30.
Concert tickets available in advance on www.ticketitalia.com. For more information about the programme, artists and theme, we refer to the official website.