Friday, March 14, 2014

Three years later

The Professor and I had a wonderful time at Massey Hall last night. After three years, Zucchero returned to Toronto, on his 'Americana Tour'. The audience is almost entirely Italian, with a distinct European flair for arriving late, drinks in hand, and dancing in the aisles. It's a bit like being in the center of a huge Italian wedding. We don't understand a word of what is being said, but with music as soulful and gut wrenching as this, you need only just be there in the smallish intimate theatre. It's an energetic and knowledgeable crowd - very easy to be swept up and assimilated into. This event always makes me want to move to Florence, learn Italian and drink wine! Great show, and by the looks of it, coming to a city near you soon. GO! You'll love it. Ciao Ciao!!!!

A quote from an online site says it best:
"In summer 2012 Zucchero recorded in Havana ‘La sesión cubana’, an album that features collaborations from some of Cuba’s most important musicians. The album, anticipated by the first worldwide single “Guantanamera (Guajira)”, is produced by Zucchero and Don Was, and mixed by Michael Brauer. ‘La sesión cubana’ combines seven brand new songs with six newly arranged Zucchero hits (“Baila”, “Un Kilo”, “Così Celeste”, “Cuba Libre”, ”Everybody’s got to learn sometime” and “L’Urlo”). The new recordings consist of the first single “Guantanamera (Guajira)”, adapted by Zucchero into Italian, original compositions “Love is all around” and “Sabor a ti”, and covers “Never is a moment”, “Nena”, “Pana” and “Ave Maria no morro”. “Nena” and “Pana” are in Spanish, the second one in duet with the brilliant artist Bebe, and “Ave Maria no morro”, sang in Portuguese, is a duet with one of the most prestigious singers of contemporary Brazilian music, Djavan."

"Zucchero describes his new album in his own words: My music, as everybody knows, comes from blues, from soul, from gospel. This project is a trip from New Orleans to Cuba via Mexicali. Latin, Cuban, tex-mex sounds and rhythms melt together dancing. “Hasta l’asta siempre”."


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