bandakadabra – Course

Mercoledì 11 August, ore 21:30

Lungolago; Ranco



Paintings, figure, figurines. A succession of "musical images", of small unique acts linked together by the mechanism of mental association, of the quote, of Chinese boxes, or much more simply from a B flat chord. La bandakadabra, whimsical wind and percussion formation in Turin, an "urban fanfare" according to the effective definition of Carlin Petrini, born on the street, among the people you know, in those situations, it is all to be conquered, he engages in a comic-theatrical-musical show with vaguely surreal and Dadaist tones. To do from Red string of course the music, the only one capable of uniting imaginaries, situations and themes apparently irreconcilable with each other: a reference to western atmospheres and Ennio Morricone's soundtracks soon turns into a Beatles song which in turn becomes an opportunity to ironically reflect on the "toxicity" of smartphones and the unfortunate love life of "unsuccessful" musicians.


In case of bad weather the concert will be held at the Council Chamber of the Municipality at 18:30 and at the hours 21:30 sempre con prenotazione obbligatoria.

Carlo Petrini, Journalist, founder of Slow Food, he called it an "urban fanfare". A fitting definition for a group that makes the city its ideal background and the street not just the scenario in which to perform, but also the place from which to draw inspiration. Born in Turin, Over the years, Bandakadabra has been able to complete an artistic journey that has led her to explore different musical styles, always trying to propose funny and unpredictable arrangements. The end result is an extremely varied repertoire that now winks at the Big Bands of the Thirties, now to the Balkan fanfares, with frequent foray into rocksteady, in ska and even drum and bass. The spirit is always irreverent because the main trait of the Band, his ability to involve the public in a continuous dialogue that is inspired by street art remains, made of comic sketches, theatrical improvisations and wild dances. Able to combine the energy of street bands with the musical precision of great wind ensembles, Bandakadabra began performing in Italy and abroad, arriving in just two years to collect almost two hundred replicas between street festivals, jazz shows and indie music events. After the release of the live record Entomology produced by Felmay, with the artistic direction of Fabio Barovero, Bandakadabra begins to spread its music also on national and international radio networks. As well as being record of the week on Fahrenheit (Radio Rai Tre), Entomology is transmitted by Battiti (always Radio Rai Tre), by Splinter & Candy (New York. U.S.) and in various broadcasts around the world, from the Czech Republic, to Moldova, ending up being included in several compilations of Ska and Rocksteady and receiving excellent feedback from specialized critics. October 2016 Bandakadabra is entrusted with the comic-musical interventions of the 40th edition of the Tenco Award, attracting the attention of the public and national sector operators. The level of artists with whom Bandakadabra has shared the stage over the years is also of absolute importance: and Roy Paci (The sounds of Terra Madre, ottobre 2013) a Goran Bregovic (Flowers 2015), passing through Vinicio Capossela (New Year of the city of Turin 2015), in Mau Mau and in Marta sui Tubi. With the latter, Bandakadabra took part in several stages of the tour 2015 in addition to having recorded the song "Il Giorno del mio Giorno" for the Salva Gente collection.

Per poter partecipare ai concerti si richiede di osservare le seguenti indicazioni:

  • per partecipare a tutti i concerti è obbligatoria la prenotazione tramite EVENTBRITE del festival o via mail: e fino ad esaurimento dei posti disponibili
  • All’ingresso presentare la conferma della prenotazione, cartacea o elettronica, senza la quale non sarà consentito l’accesso
  • indossare la mascherina durante il concerto
  • sottoporsi alla disinfezione delle mani
  • durante l’attesa per accedere all’area dello spettacolo, mantenere una distanza interpersonale di almeno 1m
  • è vietata la consumazione di bevande o cibi nell’area dello spettacolo

In caso di maltempo:

  • i concerti si terranno al chiuso su due turni: dalle 18:30 alle 19:30; dalle 21:30 alle 22:30
  • la comunicazione del cambio di location avverrà entro il giorno prima del concerto sul sito web del Festival, fb, mail


Not only concerts…

Grazie alla collaborazione con le Associazioni e gli operatori turistici locali, ogni evento non sarà solo un concerto, but also an opportunity to learn about the different traditions of this area, enjoy nature, bike rides, but also exhibitions, guided tours, tastings of food and wine…

A festival full of colors, sounds, emotions and ideas, open to everyone …

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