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Chiudi Prosegui

Poems with no homeland

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Poetical reading by Luis Sepúlveda and Carmen Yáñez
live music by Ginevra Di Marco Trio
Ginevra Di Marco (voice), Francesco Magnelli (piano and magnellophoni)
and Andrea Salvadori (guitar and tzouras)
lighting designer: Luigi Mattiazzi
for Thesis/Dedicafestival

«While writing novels or short stories, I avoid reading other novels, I only read poetry. I know I need to recharge and to do that I go back to my favourite poets. I read them in bed or while travelling aboard a train or a plane and every time I find something new in them. I have always been a devoted poetry reader.», Luis Sepúlveda affirmed. During the event, the author will recite lines he personally composed, some of which unpublished and almost “private”. Sepúlveda shares his life with a great poetess, his wife Carmen Yáñez, who will also read poems from her latest book, Uccelli della pioggia, published in conjunction with the 21st edition of Dedica Festival. The Trio formed by Ginevra Di Marco (voice), Francesco Magnelli (piano and magnellophones) and Andrea Salvadori (guitar and tzouras) will flank the two authors. Not only will they create the appropriate atmosphere, but also give life to the magic of poetry with their passionate and sterling music.

 

Ginevra Di Marco
starts her career in 1993 with the album Ko De Mondo, the first work released by the Consorzio Suonatori Indipendenti (C.S.I.). Her soft and sensual voice, her pure style and her indefatigable passion were the perfect counterpoint to the band's coarseness. The perfect harmony with Francesco Magnelli, the band's composer, brought her to her solo début with Trama Tenue, which earned her the Ciampi and Tenco prizes. She discusses important social themes and has worked with Max Gazzè (a famous Italian singer and bassist). Her last album, Canti, richiami d'amore is a crossover between the singer-songwriter genre and pop music.
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Carmen Yáñez
was born in Santiago de Chile in 1952. In 1975, she was captured by the military regime. After she managed to escape from Villa Grimaldi, Pinochet's infernal prison, she lived in secrecy up until 1981, when she moved to Sweden in a voluntary exile and started publishing her poems. She took part to many important international festivals and, in 2002, she was awarded the Nicolás Guillén prize in Piacenza. In Italy, she published Paesaggio di luna fredda (1998), Abitata dalla memoria (2001), Terra di mele (2006), Latitudine dei sogni (2013) and the very recent Uccelli della pioggia, all printed by Guanda.

 

Tuesday 10 March at 8.45pm
San Francesco Convent
Admission €8,00 (numbered seat)