“Futura” is a project created to support the promotion of Italian music abroad. It was born thanks to the collaboration between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Italia Music Lab foundation. The project consists of a music video archive that includes performances by Italian artists, who, have performed in a digital format for many showcase festivals around the world over the past two years.
From today, two video-concerts recorded during two international showcase festivals are available online on italiana.
The first one is a performance by the Italian band Eugenia Post Meridiem, who played for Waves Vienna in 2020. The second one has been realized for Womex, which in 2020 saw the performance of the Italian trio Fanfara Station.
Waves Vienna is a showcase festival held every year in the Austrian capital, Vienna. ‘East meets West‘ is the motto of the event, which features local and international artists and, in particular, each edition focuses on an Eastern and a Western European country. The 2020 edition included a performance by Eugenia Post Meridiem, an indie-folk band with a pronounced inclination for the psychedelic sounds of the 60s and 70s.
Womex – Worldwide Music Expo – is the most international and culturally diverse music meeting in the world and the biggest conference organised in the global music scene, featuring a trade fair, talks, films and showcase concerts. In 2020, the Italian trio Fanfara Station performed digitally for the festival. The brass band mixes Northern African vocals and percussions with electronics. Their music pays tribute to the epic feats of the Mediterranean migrants, the musical cultures of the African diaspora and southern Europe’s ancient links to the Middle East, the Maghreb and the Americas.
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