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

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
Short-Video Competition

Winner Short-Video Competition 2018

Short-video-competition-Italian-Fusion-Festival-2018My Red Hot Car by Max Boccalari is the winner of the Short-Video Competition at the Italian Fusion Festival.

Max Boccalari is a 360-degree multidisciplinary artist, his interests are in visual arts, design, sounds and music. Creativity and visions are his focal point of communications, indeed through his art, he communicates his visual experiences, his thoughts and his emotions to the public. Max was born Italian and is in Ireland from 11 years. Max is graduated in Media Arts at Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Realised by a multi-racial group (three from Nigeria, an Irish and an Italian) My Red Hot Car is an interpretation by Max and his classmate in DKIT of the song by Squarepusher. Final Assignment first year of Media Arts and Technologies.


Short-Video Competition 2018 Special Mentions

First Day by Alexandre Vetter (Dublin Filmmakers Collective)

Italian Fusion Festival 2018 Crew

Arriverderci e Grazie

Italian Fusion Festival 2018 CrewI wish to thank the audience for coming to the second edition of the Italian Fusion Festival!

This edition was very successful and we are happy about our decision to organise another edition of our festival in a bigger space with more musicians and several workshops. We sent a survey to the online ticket holders. All feedback will be taken into consideration to improve the event next year. Those who participated and would like to send their feedback can also do so by e-mailing info@italianfusionfestival.com

If you are an Italian musician/filmmaker/artist based in Ireland and you would like to partecipate to the next edition of the Italian fusion festival please contact us.

If you are business and are you interested in one of our sponsorship packages get in touch and we will be happy to assist you. Contact us also to become an Italian Fusion Festival volunteer next year.

If you wish to stay in touch and know when the early bird tickets are available, you can subscribe to the Radio Dublino newsletter where we’ll announce the next year’s festival edition or follow our facebook page.

We also wish to thank everyone who collaborated with us:

  • The six music bands Pointbreak, 
Water’s Edge, 
Headtrip Acoustic Project
, Francesco Turrisi Trio
, Order of the Mess, The Stoles
  • The musicians Andrea Facco, Sean Whelan
  • The workshop coordinators Alan McGreek, Andrea Gatta, Donnacha Dwyer, Eliana Valentini
  • Vespa Club of Ireland
  • Journalists and websites that promoted our initiative
  • The title sponsor ENIT – Italian National Tourist Board
  • The event partner Italian Institute of Culture – Dublin
  • The food stalls Fusciardi and Sweet Sicily
  • Pinocchio Cookery School, Ciao Bella Roma Restaurant Pizzeria & Wine Bar, Bounceback Cafè for the Vouchers
  • National Bus and RailRoad Union (NBRU) for the printing support
  • The filmmakers who participate in the short-video competition
  • The Grand Social staff and sound engineers

Last but not least, I huge thank you to the volunteers for making this edition possible. This event was entirely organised with the efforts of committed volunteers who regularly volunteer the Radio Dublino community project and new volunteers who join us for this edition of the festival.

Stay in touch with us (Website, Radio Dublino, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube), the next days we are going to share our photos and videos, the name of the winners of the vouchers, the video of the short-video competition winner and more…

We look forward to seeing you next year.

Ciao
Maurizio Pittau
Festival Director

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Last Chance

Last Chance to Secure your Ticket

Italian Fusion Festival LogoOnline sales end in less than 24 hours and just a limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Now you have the last chance to secure your ticket and win the vouchers:

This is a limited capacity event, so to avoid disappointment buy your ticket now.

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