This is Retape’s claim, a festival that, already in its third edition, wants to tell the Roman music scene through a series of events with artists and bands from the Capitoline panorama. The program extends until May. Many have noticed that, in recent years, the Roman music scene has been particularly active. Young musicians are creating music that moves between indie, pop, reggae, hip hop and folk, drawing creative roadmaps that are yet to be explored. There are those who speak of a new musical renaissance, and Retape wants to be the photograph of this renaissance, the thermometer of a positive musical disturbance that is animating the city, the place where these new currents can find space to express themselves.
And there is no better place than the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, a futuristic architecture designed by Renzo Piano and divided into eight rooms, a cavea, a library and other multi-purpose spaces. In this realm of music, it is the most intimate of their environments that hosts the festival: the Teatro Studio Borgna, which can seat about 300 people among the cherry wood acoustic panels, for an intimate and elegant listening experience. This intimacy characterizes the style of Barberini, a Roman singer-songwriter who, on Monday 4th of March, proposes a delicate Italian dream-pop that explores acoustic landscapes with a refined sensuality. Between lo-fi atmosphere, reverberations and dilated environments, she speaks of her era: cinema, social networks, spaceships, men, technology and parallel reality coexist in a mental universe that alternates granular simplicity with big questions. Barberini, born Barbara Bigi, whispers her songs in a soft and velvety voice, spreading her notes across elegant and refined arrangements. A concert full of sweet dreamy fluctuations built on the artist’s first debut album.
After Barberini, we remain at the Auditorium to point out two other important events this week: on March 7th Claudio Greg Gregori will be performing, an artist best known for his talent as a comedian alongside his comedy counterpart Lillo. However, few people know that Greg is also a singer and a guitarist. His concert will be a pure musical journey that will retrace the classics of swing.
Finally, we want to remind you that the 8th of March will be Women’s Day, and you can celebrate it with the concert Anna è un nome bellissimo// Anna is a beautiful name, a musical tribute to the universal figure of women. The stage will be animated by some of the most interesting voices of Roman songwriting, from Francesco Anselmo to Fabrizio Emigli, from Alberto Laruccia to Davide, from Danilo Ruggero to Carlo Valente and Vinile, who will perform their songs to celebrate this particular day in an intelligent, sensitive and cultured way.
March 4 Barberini – Retape, Studio Borgna Theater.
March 7 Claudio Greg Gregori, Studio Borgna Theater.
March 8 Anna è un nome bellissimo // Anna is a beautiful name, Sala Petrassi.
Auditorium Parco della Musica. Viale Pietro de Coubertin, 30 Rome.