Saturday, 5 July 2014
Beppe Gambetta at the Locarno Folk Festival - 21-23 August 2014
The 3rd Locarno Folk Festival will take place from the 21st to the 23rd of August and, once again, will be held in the the garden of Teatro Paravento.
Beppe Gambetta will open the festival with a tribute to Pete Seeger who died at the beginning of this year. This will be followed by a Mediterranean night with I Liguriani e Kollektiv Istanbul. The festival will conclude with a “Noche Latina” with the Tango Tinto and Lariba (Cuba/CH). Not to be missed: a concert of local music with L’Alphorn Group, workshops and film screenings. The full programme can be found on the Locarno Folk Festival website.
Beppe’s tribute will celebrate the music and the life of Pete Seeger, father of folk music who died last February at the age of 94. Beppe will play music from Pete and his friends and will include songs that express the high ideals that Seeger stood up for in his life. Beppe will also tell stories and recollections of his meetings with this great man. Amongst the guests on stage during the tribute will be some children performing, as Pete surely would have loved to see. The evening will be introduced by Swiss journalist Alcide Bernasconi.