Saturday 22. 4.
Carmen Consoli was the first Italian artist to perform at the Rome Olympic Stadium, the only Italian to take part in the celebrations commemorating the death of Bob Marley, she performed as a headliner at a concert in Central Park, she played 3 sold out concerts in a row in New York, she started her own label, she has drawn inspiration from Verga and mythology, she has also used Arab and French in her songs, she was the first woman in the history of the Club Tenco Awards to win the Tenco Best Album of the Year Prize with the album “Elettra”, she was named Goodwill Ambassador for Unicef and Ambassador for Telefono Rosa (women’s aid helpline), she won the Amnesty International Italia prize for the song “Mio zio” (My Uncle): Carmen Consoli’s career is an award-studded collection of ‘firsts’.
“Remarkable combination of rocker and intellectual… She sings with passion and immediacy, in a voice that holds sorrow, compassion and strength” (New York Times)
“She has a beautiful voice and songs that need no translation” (New Yorker)
“Her lyrics are imagistic and multileveled. Singing about the personal, the historical or the mythic, Ms. Consoli is always vividly impassioned. Her voice can be smoky and sultry, wryly amused or raw with rage.” (New York Times)
Nina Kohout is a 19 year-old Slovakian artist who studies music production at The BRIT School in London. Her music connects the eerie atmosphere of ancient Slovak folklore, classical music elements, and the freshness of an innovative trip-hop. She has created her own timeless, rather strange, and anarchic musical world, for which she won an award for Newcomer of the Year 2020 by Slovak national radio. The song ‘Moonlight’, from her debut EP ‘Pandemonium’ was featured as the Song of the Day by KEXP Radio.
This show is supported by Liveurope, the first pan-European initiative supporting concert venues in their efforts to promote emerging European artists. Liveurope is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
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