The Ridge & the Song: harp concert
Wed 22 November 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT£4.00 – £8.00
In this concert and talk, poet and harpist Francesco Benozzo will perform traditional music originating from differing territories focusing on the intertwined essence of world music. He will portray a dimension where life and music are suspended between reality and dream, artistic imagination and the creativeness of tradition.
Francesco Benozzo is Associate Professor of Romance Philology and Linguistics at the University of Bologna, where he coordinates the Doctorate in “Literary and Cultural Studies”. He is a poet and musician of international fame (candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature from Pen International since 2015). He is the founder of Ethnophilology, a discipline that interacts with the texts in an anti-authoritarian, libertarian perspective and with a focus on native and oral traditions. He has issued 15 musical albums released in Italy, Denmark and UK. He won numerous important music prizes including the title of Honorary Bard of Portugal. Among his latest books: Speaking Australopithecus, 2019, Carducci, 2021, The Ridge and the Song. Sailing the Archipelago of Poetry, 2022, Poeti della Marea, 2022, Sciamanica. Poems from the Borders of the Worlds, 2023.
See some of Francesco’s past performances here:
Learn more about Francesco here: www.francescobenozzo.com