LUCA BASSANESE - Album "Reset" & Summer Dates
There has never been a more unusual career than that of Luca Bassanese. Ecologist and independent artist, Luca regularly fills public spaces and concert halls around Europe with his cocktail of poetry, love stories infused with Italian folk music, transalpine tarantellas and Balkan hints of brass. His performances with La Piccola Orchestra Popolare will put you in a good mood and make you want to dance, move your feet and lose yourself for a moment in the fantasy world of Ecotopia. This is what happened to thousands of people at numerous European festivals such as Paléo in Switzerland, Esperanzah! and Dranouter in Belgium, Sziget and Vidor Festival in Hungary, Nuits Metis in France, Bardentreffen in Germany and Jazz&The City Festival in Austria.
The artistic director of 'Le Grand Soufflet' festival in France wrote: "The minstrel, activist, poet and musician Luca Bassanese slays austerity by summoning Trans-alpine fanfares and tarantellas in a grand Fellini operetta, in a style that is both folk and world music. ... What Luca Bassanese proposes to us is a modern spectacle, Circassian and ruffling, a new cornerstone in the restoration of the great Italian popular music."
Over the years, Luca Bassanese has collaborated with numerous Italian and foreign artists, including, to name a few, the Original Kocani Orkestar of Macedonia, the Berber artist Bachir Charaf (nicknamed The Voice of the Desert), and satirical artist Antonio Cornacchione. In February 2020, he won the Viareggio Carnival Music Award for the best soundtrack of the street parade with his song "Home Sweet Home – Save The Planet".
Luca is without question one of the major characters of the new committed Italian popular music. His electrifying and colourful shows are accessible to a wide audience, including family and children.
"We need a general RESET! because from the moon the world looks wonderful, a planet rich and full of beauty. But the closer you get, the more you realise that a part of humanity is wearing itself out and destroying itself by cultivating the logic of evasion, the unsustainable exploitation of the planet, thoughts and actions of war." Luca Bassanese
"A minstrel show, full of music and fantasy, where Italian Commedia dell'Arte meets Fellini's magic world."
Cabaret Sauvage@Le Bal Rital, Paris (FR)
"Luca Bassanese accompanied by the Piccola Orchestra Popolare, a passionate exhibition of strong scenic and musical impact. The actor, musician and ballad singer proved again to be one of the most interesting exponents of the Italian popular music world. "
Michele Fumagallo, Il manifesto (IT)
"In Paris, Place d'Italie, a crowd gathered and danced to the rhythm of the hectic tarantella of the Italian artist Luca Bassanese and his group. Congratulations to Luca whom we want to hear again in many public places of the city!"
Nadia Khouri-Dagher, Babelmed.net (IT, FR, UK)
"I was there… spectacular concert of Luca Bassanese and his band, magnificent, fantasy, poetry…"
Bruno Moio, Radio Aligre, Paris (FR)
Luca Bassanese – lead vocal, accordion, tammorra, guitar, bass drum
Stefano Florio – guitars, bouzouki, effects, vocals
Tommaso Maddalena – drums
Elodie Lebigre – vocal, dance
Domenico de Nichilo – trumpet
Paolo Cecchin – bass, vocals
07&08/07/23 Rudolstadt (DE), Rudolstadt Festival
29/07/23 Freistadt (AT), Tanzlust
30/07/23 Rekawinkel (AT), Gasthaus Mayer
05/08 Paimpol (FR), Festival du Chant de Marin
30/09 Clown&Clown Festival, Monte San Giusto (IT)
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