Original Cultures – with the kind contribution of the Comune di Bologna as part of the BOLOGNA ESTATE 2010, the sponsor of Quartiere San Vitale and in collaboration with Comune di Bologna Area Cultura and Vicolo Bolognetti – presents:

Original Cultures ‘From Inner Space’

BOLOGNA, Friday 9 July 2010 @ Chiostro di Vicolo Bolognetti


Nico Menci: Keyboards & Synths
Blanda: Electric Bass
Alessandro Meroli: Flute & Sax
Danilo Mineo: Percussions
Gastone Casotto: Congas


Original Cultures comes back to town! It’s been a little more than a year since the successful start of Original Cultures with its Bologna 2009 show and only a few months since the London 2010 show. It’s now time for the third edition of Original Cultures for which we are presenting an exclusive production that explores new artistic avenues, growing from what we have achieved in the first two events.

‘From Inner Space’ promises to be a cosmic experience, a unique event in which Katzuma, alongside his Expanding Disco Machine band put together especially for the occasion, and the visual collective Opificio Ciclope will explore the evolution of black music from the funk of the 70s to the early House of the 80s.

Directing the music for the project will be Deda aka Katzuma, one of most original producers in Italy – a pioneer of Italian hip hop (Isola Posse All Star/Sangue Misto) and today one of the country’s best producers of modern funk.

Original Cultures offered Katzuma the chance to reinterpret and compose a show based on the evolution of black music from the funk of the 70s to the early electronic experimentations of the 80s which led to House music and Techno among others. Katzuma will focus his work on the fun and empathic aspects of this musical moment in history.

The result will be a unique musical show thought out and produced entirely in four days by Katzuma and a collective of musicians brought together for the occasion and nicknamed The Expanding Disco Machine. The band and Katzuma will be working together in closed workshops in the Teatro San Leonardo for four days before performing on July 9.

‘From Inner Space’ will be a show which valorises and reinvents the host venue. Having chosen to host this year’s event in an open courtyard we chose to focus the visual arts element of the show towards video, allowing us to give a unique character to the space as well as work on various video spots and trailers before, during and after the show.

Original Cultures has therefore invited the video collective Opificio Ciclope to join Katzuma and the musicians in the workshops which will be held at the Teatro San Leonardo.

Born in the 90s, Opificio Ciclope are techno-artisans who constantly seek quality. They represent one of the few Italian brands born in the 90s to have survived the millennium. They are talented directors, playing skillfully with docu-drama and the manipulation of plausible outcomes using visual and mixed-media in new ways.

Spaces and Interaction
Thanks to the success of last year’s event we have been able to once more secure use of the Teatro San Leonardo for our artist workshops. The Chiostro di Vicolo Bolognetti will be our new host venue for the live show on July 9.

Where, When, How
On Friday July 9 the spaces of Vicolo Bolognetti will open from 20.30 with an aperitivo and DJ set from Kper (Original Cultures / Rhythm Incursions – UK) and Arousal (Error Broadcast – IT).

From 22.00 ‘From Inner Space’ will start and finish at 23.15.

Following this will be DJ sets from Katzuma, Gaston Martin, Kper and Arousal inside both the main space of Vicolo Bolognetti and the adjacent garden of Teatro San Leonardo which for the occasion will be act as a new public space with music and bar.

The event will finish at 01.30.

20:30 Opening: DJ sets with Kper and Arousal
22:00 Audio/Visual live showcase “FROM INNER SPACE”
23:15 DJ sets Katzuma, Gaston Martin, Kper and Arousal
01:30 Closing

Entrance: 5 Euro

Info: info@originalcultures.org

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