Italian Dinner

Win an Italian Dinner for Two in Dublin

Also this year we’re offering a voucher for dinner for two at Ciao Bella Roma to the value of 40 euro. Anyone who bought online a ticket for the festival before the 10th June 2019 will be in with the chance to win, so get your tickets now and don’t miss this chance to have a traditional Italian dinner on us!

Opened for the past 11 years, Ciao Bella Roma is a pizzeria and restaurant symbolising a long tradition of the Italian dining culture. It’s familiar ambiance welcomes you 12 hours a day, 7days a week (including public holidays) offering you the best choice of traditional Italian cuisine.Those who come will taste the flavors of our Italian kitchen, which is opened till late every night. There’s no better place in town for a real pizza or pasta with the best quality and fresh ingredients.

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Luisa Annibali

Luisa Annibali

We are happy to introduce the New Soul, Jazz and Bossanova part of our lineup. This year the Italian Fusion Festival presents Luisa Annibali and the “Compartir” project.

Luisa Annibali is an Italian born singer and songwriter living in Dublin. She started to sing when she was just 2 years old and at the age of 7 she started playing piano. Despite this it took her time to fully understand that music wasn’t just her hobby. As a matter of fact, after high school, she studied Law.

During her legal studies, she kept taking vocal classes and attending different Jazz, Blues and Musical Theatre Workshops in Rome and working part-time as a singer in bars and clubs, and at private events. As soon as she graduated, she worked in a law firm. Once she moved to Dublin, she started playing guitar and composed her own original music to definitely realise that her career needed to change.

Two years ago she made an application and successfully entered the Newpark College, now DCU  “Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance” (Berklee Programme). Her main influences are coming from Jazz, Soul, New Soul, Blues, Funky, Bossa Nova and World Music. Artists such as Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Astrud Gilberto, Etta James, Paolo Conte, Erykah Badu, Otis Redding, keep inspiring her everyday. She deeply believes in the THERAPEUTIC POWER OF MUSIC!

Currently, she is performing at different bars and venues around Dublin and back in Italy. Just last summer she performed at the “Tolfa Jazz Festival”. She is also working on her first album which will be released next year.

“Compartir” project was born with two musicians and friends met during the DCU Jazz Course: Juan Pablo Mejia (spanish guitar player) and Jonathan Santos (brazilian guitar and bass player) but it also involve previous works with other musicians and friends that crossed her path in the last years.

She is also involved in other music projects, like her recently formed trio “Triplets of Belvedere” playing a repertoire that focuses mainly on Gypsy Jazz.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/luisa.annibali.music/

See her performance in Radio Dublino: https://www.radiodublino.com/2018/12/04/lulu-kumama-dal-vivo-a-radio-dublino/

Poetry reading

Poetry Reading

On the occasion of Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s 100th Birthday the Italian Fusion Festival this year will include three 10 minutes slots dedicated to poetry.

Since the time of the Beat Generation, poetry and jazz have always been sharing the stage. For this reason, the Italian Fusion Festival would like to invite poets to join us on stage to present their work.

The jury will select the finalists who will be performing on the 13th July during the Italian Fusion Festival in BelloBar, Dublin.

Submission period: from 1st May to the 15th June 2019.

Diane di Prima, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Herb Gold look back on San Francisco i

Accompanied by a backing band, American poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti gives a reading at the Jazz Cellar nightclub, San Francisco, California, February 1957.

 

How to Apply

Send your poem along with a short bio to info@italianfusionfestival.com

Deadline 15th June 2019 at 12PM.

Contact us for more info.

The Jones Way

The Jones Way

We are happy to introduce the Bluesy-Swing part of our lineup. This year the Italian Fusion Festival presents The Jones Way .

The Jones Way is a project born in Rome in May 2012, from Silvia Segatori and Annalisa Bruschini. After hundreds of gigs around Rome, they decided, in 2015, to move to Ireland; through the years based here they had the chance to play in important venues in Ireland and in Germany. With their abilities and thanks to in-depth music studies, they re-arrange released songs in English and Italian in a unique style. They can ranging from the most classical Standard Jazz to the legendary Pop-Rock and latest releases in the Bluesy-Swing way and, eventually a glance at the modern and Fusion Jazz with their personal touch just guitar and voice.

The artistic development of The Jones Way, make them bring on stage a performance with a “Bluesy Swing” taste. The Listener can relive a typical essence of ’30/’40 jazz, blues and swing – thanks to Silvia’s characteristic voice powerful and coloratura able to swing quickly through her vocal range -, with a particular ensemble of the typical soul and pop sound – thanks to the essential acoustic arrangements with delicate and accurate Annalisa’s touch on acoustic guitar.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/thejoneswayacoustic/

See they performance in Radio Dublino: https://www.radiodublino.com/2019/05/09/the-jones-way-dal-vivo-a-radio-dublino/

Short-Video Competition

Call for filmmakers – “Corto | Italy and Ireland in a snapshot”.

The short film competition has been an integral part of the Italian Fusion Festival since its start.

The aim is to offer a spotlight to film-makers in town ready to showcase their works.

The short movies will focus on the fusion of Italian and Irish element. The idea can be conveyed through a wide range of storylines able to intermingle Italian and Irish cultural elements.

Submission period: from 1st May to the 15th June 2019. The length of the short movies can be up to 10 minutes.

The jury will select the finalists during the month of June and they will be projected on the 13th July during The Italian Fusion Festival in BelloBar, Dublin.

The winner will be announced during the event and will be awarded with a plaque and a small cash price.

The finalists’ works will be spread through different platforms, such as the webpage and  social networks.

How to Apply

Send an email to info@italianfusionfestival.com with a short bio and a description of the video. You can add the link of the video on youtube or you can send the video via we transfer.

Deadline 15th of June 2019 at 12PM.

Contact us for more info.

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Italian Fusion Festival 2019 | Jazz & Prosecco Edition

In occasion of the International Jazz day Radio Dublino is happy to announce the third edition of the Italian Fusion Festival.

This edition of the festival is dedicated to Jazz, the most fusion music of all genres in which Italians are excelling!

The music will be accompanied by videos, poetry reading and a glass of prosecco included in the ticket.

Full programme is now online. Early bird ticket will be available from Friday 3rd May.

Andrea Facco Eliana Valentini

The Ballroom Sessions in 4 Photos and 2 Videos

This year at the Italian Fusion Festival we proposed language, music and dance workshops and two acoustic sessions with two of the best musicians in Dublin.

3:30 PM Workshop Irish Trad DanceIrish Dance


4:30 PM Workshop The secret of Italian gestures

italian body language


5:30 PM Workshop Uilleann Pipe


6:30 PM Workshop Traditional Dance from the South of Italy


7:30 PM Andrea Facco


8:30 PM Sean Whelan

Francesco Turrisi Trio

The Loft Lineup 2018 in 6 Videos

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Photos Edition 2018

Credits: Piero Cafarelli


Credits: Alessandra Luppino

Vouchers

Winners Gift Vouchers 2018

The winner of he Italian Fusion Festival 2018 edition are:
  • Rafika Kelly
  • Matilde Kostmann
  • Xun Liu
  • Cristina Bernardis

Breakfast/Lunch for Two

  • Tom Brennan

Italian Dinner for Two

  • Ercole Rocca