ENIT

Radio Dublino and ENIT Joined Forces

ENIT Radio DublinoRadio Dublino and ENIT (Ente Nazionale Turismo Italiano – Italian State Tourist Board) joined forces for the 2nd edition of the Italian Fusion Festival.

Flavio Zappacosta, Head of ENIT London, commented on this partnership: “For ENIT, the Italian State Tourist Board, it is an honour and a duty to support the Italian Fusion Festival. The Italian folklore continuously merges with the Irish one and together with the organizers we want to become spokespersons of a vibrant, young Italy, a rich land that has given birth to artists appreciated all over the world. “

Maurizio Pittau, founder of Radio Dublino and Director of the Italian Fusion Festival, added: “Radio Dublin is thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with ENIT. Our organisations have more than one point in common since both are committed to making the Irish public aware of the complexity and diversity of Italian culture and to ensure that it is merged with the Irish one to create new and unexpected results.”

ENIT is the National Tourism Agency responsible for the overseas promotion of tourism in Italy and the name sponsor of Italian Fusion Festival 2018.

italian cookery school Dublin

Win a Voucher for a Cookery Class at Pinocchio Cookery School

TEAM COOKING & COOKERY PARTIES We’re offering 4 vouchers to the value of 65 euro each. Each voucher is valid for one year for one person to attend one cookery class at Pinocchio Cookery School, 1 Pudding Row, Essex Street West, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Chef Giuseppe Crupi regular on Ireland AM holds the classes.

The lesson includes: welcome with “bruschetta crash course”, hands-on cooking session with lunch, use of apron & recipe book. Duration time: 2h30

http://www.flavourofitaly.net/content/85-italian-cookery-school-dublin

Anyone who bought online a Standard Ticket or a Standard + Workshop ticket for the festival will be in with the chance to win, so get your tickets now!

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Andrea Facco

andrea faccoWe are happy to introduce the Italian folk part of our lineup. This year the Italian Fusion Festival presents Andrea Facco.

Andrea Facco is singer-songwriter from Genoa, Italy. At the age of nine, he began to cultivate his passion for music by taking the first guitar lessons with Giorgio Falco. Search artistically grows with the teachings of Katzumi Nagaoka, Armando Corsi and Gianni Martini. Thanks to which thirteen years he began to compose his own songs (music and lyrics). Parallel to the guitar he engages in the self-taught study of ethnic and ancient instruments. Among them: the Oud, the Lute and the Bouzouki, which became his favorite instrument.

Website: http://www.andreafacco.it/

 

Pointbreak

Pointbreak

We are happy to introduce the surf rock part of our lineup. This year the Italian Fusion Festival presents the Pointbreak!

Pointbreak was conceived somewhere in the strange corridors of Stefano’s brain in Dublin, in the autumn of 2014. A brand new Surf Rock group paddled out into the world and took the drop.

Now, the questions are: Why Surf Rock? And what the hell is this sound?

Surf Rock is basically instrumental Rock’n’Roll – electric guitars drenched in reverb, cranked through valve amps, with a distinctive beat that has gotten people moving since the 50’s. Think Dick Dale, The Ventures and Link Wray. You know it, you just might not know that you know it. The focal instrument really is guitar, and that’s where the inimitable Stefano comes in. Once Gavan came on board on drums, things began moving. Adding Pablo on sax and theremin and Mark on bass, and Pointbreak really started cooking.

After the band was formed, the first gig came a few months later at the Dublin Rock’n‘Roll Festival. People seemed to enjoy that twanging sound, reminiscent of Tarantino and Sergio Leone’s movies. This was only another confirmation that playing surf rock was actually a brilliant idea.

After that, the band was eager to play that music for as much people as possible and they did. Fibber Magees became their second home and they’ve headlined at Whelan’s, Sin É, Gypsy Rose, Sweeney’s. How can you resist THE beat after all?!

It didn’t take long until Pointbreak started writing their own songs and re-arranging some famous tunes as their own. All this material has shaped out as an EP, “Get Wet!”, already available on all major platforms.

What about Pointbreak shows? Their live show is a raucous blend of soaking wet, twangy Fender guitars, screaming sax and a pulsating rhythm on the drums that will have everybody up and dancing. The setlist is a mix of classic surf rock tunes from the ‘60s (Walk don’t run, Surf Rider, Miserlou, Mr Moto, Wipe Out), more contemporary surf tunes (music from Jon & The Nightrider, Satan’s Pilgrim), original tunes and a bit of nonsense (Theme from The Munsters TV Show, Tetris, Superhero meadley and so on). One thing is definite: you’ll never get bored watching these guys playing live!

Pointebreak are Stefano Vita – Guitar,  Gavan Duffy – Drums, Mark Corry – Bass,  Pablo Caderno – Sax & Theremin

Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/pointbreak9
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pointbreakdublin/
Bandcamp: https://pointbreak-ie.bandcamp.com

Bounceback Cafe

Win a Breakfast/Lunch for Two

We’re offering a voucher for Breakfast/Lunch for two at Bounceback Cafe to the value of 20 euro. Anyone who bought online a Standard Ticket or a Standard + Workshop ticket for the festival will be in with the chance to win, so get your tickets now!

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