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APULIA MOMENTUM A FILM BETWEEN DOCUMENTARY AND VIDEO ART, TRAVELING WITH THE BAND CALIBRO 35 IN PUGLIA DURING THE STRANGE SUMMER OF 2020.

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Online PREMIERE, Thursday 26 November 2020 at 18:00, book the free ticket with DICE.


Thursday 26 November 2020 at 06:00, “APULIA MOMENTUM” will be officially premiered online by DICE TV. It’s a film by the videomaker Marica De Michele, halfway between documentary and video art, showing unusual details and landscapes of the Puglia region, south Italy, throughout the story on the road of the band Calibro 35 in the strange summer of 2020, both live and in the studio.

It is indeed a strange moment when Calibro 35 had to promote their new album “Momentum“: in a summer suspended between limited openings during the Covid-19 health emergency, the band hailing from Milan arrives in Puglia for two shows, one in Fasano (BR) for an exclusive streaming performance among the Archaeological excavations of Egnazia, and the other in Valle d’Itria at Locus festival in Locorotondo (BA).

After that, the tour continued in the heart of Salento territory, for a recording session at Sudestudio in Guagnano (LE). The psychedelic sound textures of Calibro 35 and the physicality of their intense and solid live sessions, thus become the occasion for the videomaker Marica De Michele (born in Puglia but for years resident and artistically active in Holland) to rediscover the territory of her roots with a close look, expanding and contracting it in motion along the music.

The engaging soundtrack of this journey of senses, it’s also enriched by the original music of the Apulian band Saint Voyage, written specifically for the film. Music that in APULIA MOMENTUM often blends with the natural sounds of the earth, in a continuous swing between the parallel worlds of music and matter. A journey through fragments of the ‘Apulian ingredients’, highly rich in poetic visions, in details becoming large scenarios and earth, sea, sky and dry stone walls with hills in the background.

APULIA MOMENTUM was produced by Bass Culture srl together with Calibro 35, as part of “Programmazione Puglia Sounds Producer Italia 2020/2021”, with the support of “REGIONE PUGLIA– FSC 2014/2020 – Patto per la Puglia – Investiamo nel vostro futuro”.


APULIA MOMENTUM

Written, directed & edited by: Marica De Michele

Produced by: Bass Culture srl

In collaboration with: Calibro 35 & Record Kicks

Music by: Calibro 35 e Saint Voyage

Film production assistance & audio mixing: Gijs Brink

Audio mastering: Michele Mongiello

Created for: “Programmazione Puglia Sounds Producers 2020/2021”

Supported by: “REGIONE PUGLIA FSC 2014/2020 Patto per la Puglia – Investiamo nel vostro futuro”

Locus Festival announces a special summer preview in Trani’s city square on July 16th with Devendra Banhart

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The Apulian show of Devendra Banhart, extraordinary singer-songwriter of the American hippie-folk scene, will be a special preview of Locus festival 2021, and will be hosted in Piazza Duomo in Trani (BT) on Friday 16 July. The only south italian show of the tour will be in Trani, with his unique square (one of the most iconic and suggestive in Italy),
hosting an extraordinary artist that perfectly expresses Locus Festival 2021 theme: open-eyed music!

DEVENDRA BANHART, born in 1981, is a multifaceted artist born in the United States but raised in Venezuela.The encounter with these two cultures stimulates and influences the passion for music and art, which he has cultivated since childhood.
His original psychedelic folk ballads , sung with surreal lyrics and arranged with the guitar and his unique tone, have been defined by Pitchfork as “a mix of Tim Buckley’s beat, Marc Bolan’s voiceprint and Tiny Tim’s vibrato ”.
DEVENDRA BANHART’s talent’s not limited to music. In fact, his particular and enigmatic drawings are exhibited in galleries all around the world.

Locus festival previews its seventeenth edition, which will take place from 31 July to 15 August 2021 in Locorotondo, with other sensational artists to be announced in the upcoming months, and with some of the events that were postponed last summer.
In addition to the preview on July 16 with Devendra Banhart, live show of Niccolò Fabi with his band is already scheduled on July 31, while Willie Peyote will be performing on August 7.


 

DEVENDRA BANHART – Locus festival 2021 preview
Friday, 16 July, Piazza Duomo, Trani (BAT)
Pre sale tickets available on DICE.fm and Ticketone.it
Front Row Seat: € 40 + d.p.
Seat: € 35 + d.p.
Unnumbered seat: € 25 + d.p.

SOLD-OUT EVENTS, GREAT EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCES, A MAGICAL ATMOSPHERE: IT’S BEEN A SUCCESS BEYOND ALL LIMITS FOR THE LOCUS FESTIVAL 2020 LIMITED EDITION. SEE YOU IN LOCOROTONDO FOR THE XVII EDITION, FROM 31 JULY TO 15 AUGUST 2021, WISHING BETTER TIMES FOR THE WHOLE MUSICAL FIELD.

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The musical programming of the 2020 limited edition Locus festival ended with a positive balance, beyond all limits. With 12,000 spectators in total, we reached the sold out in all the evenings of the festival, starting with the two initial concerts in the Archaeological Park of Egnazia with Niccolò Fabi in trio and with Vinicio Capossela, and continuing in the Masseria Ferragnano in Locorotondo with Calibro 35, Venerus , Michael League and Bill Laurance, Fatoumata Diawara, Orchestra della Magna Grecia, Kekko Fornarelli, Thinkaboutit, Ghemon, La Municipal, Colapesce Dimartino, Khalab, The Comet is Coming, Lorenzo Senni, Saint Voyage, Napoli Segreta.

Great participation also in the the free side events in the historic center: the Locusfocus talks, the night screenings of the Locusmovies series, and above all the great exhibition of the photographer Guido Harari: “Sonica” remained on display until the 23th of August, inside the Perle di Memoria Museum and outside on via San Michele Arcangelo, also in Locorotondo.

We want to thank all the public who rewarded us with their presence, despite the limitations of this strange summer: mask, distance, seats also for shows that invite to the dance: a proof of great patience and responsibility by the vast majority of people.

Our thanks is also due to the institutions that have encouraged and recognized the cultural value and social role of our festival: the Municipalities of Locorotondo and Fasano, the Puglia Region, the Archaeological Museum of Egnazia.

Thanks to the private individuals who have not abandoned us despite the delicate moment for the economy: the Official Partner Tormaresca, Ferrovie del Sud Est, the main sponsors Autoclub Group, BCC Locorotondo, Marino Bus, and the main partners who worked at our side, from the ticketing of Dice, to the food & beverage of Pescaria, Eatria, Acqua Orsini, the hospitality of Tenuta Monacelle and the many partners in the area.

Impossible to mention one by one all the staff members, all the suppliers, the technicians, who worked hard to realize the little miracle of this limited edition, we will never stop thanking them, together with the many friends who have us achieved and supported in several ways.

Last bat not least the artists, because they are the ones which gives meaning to everything, and their incredible performances have been food for the souls. With them we share the destiny that unites us in this historical circumstance. The success of the Locus festival does not make us forget that our working field is on its knees, and many other events have failed to take place. Therefore, also for the Locus it is not time to celebrate, and we hope that our success will be a stimulus and hope for everyone.

Now we are at work for the 17th edition of the Locus festival, scheduled from 31 July to 15 August 2021: with the recovery of the claim “Open-eyed music” we will try to recover some of what we have lost in 2020, starting with the two dates already announced and on sale: Niccolò Fabi with the band on July 31st, and Willie Peyote on August 7th 2021. Tickets already purchased remain valid for these two postponed dates. We hope to soon confirm also other artists we had to give up this year due to the global pandemic.

Let’s stay in touch through our social networks and the locusfestival.it site for updates and upcoming previews.