The Music Festival “a hymn to joy!”
On June 21, 1982, with the initiative devised by the French Ministry of Culture, across France, amateur and professional musicians invade the streets, courtyards, squares, gardens, stations, museums. Not only content to make the musical practice visible, the Music Festival has become an authentic social phenomenon.
Since 1985, the European Year of Music, the Music Festival takes place in Europe and in the world. Since 1995, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Naples, Paris, Prague, Rome, Senigallia are the founding cities of the European Music Festival Association. Since 2002, thanks to the work done by the AIPFM (Italian Association for the Promotion of the Music Festival), more than 280 cities have joined in Italy, creating a network distributed throughout the national territory. Many live music concerts take place every year, on June 21st, in all cities, mainly in the open air, with the participation of musicians of all levels and of all kinds.
Free concerts, the value of the musical gesture, spontaneity, availability, curiosity, all the music belong to the Festival. Amateur or professional, everyone can freely express themselves, the Music Festival belongs, first of all, to those who make it.
Controtempo participates in this wonderful initiative by adding a date to Le Nuove Rotte del Jazz, with the duo formed by Raffaele Casarano and Marco Bardoscia, because, in our opinion, there is no music that more than Jazz can interpret the free, spontaneous, universal spirit and of joy that distinguishes the Music Festival.