© Luca Concas

Romagna in fiore
Canzoni terrestri

Vinicio Capossela guitar, piano, vocals
Don Antonio guitars, synth

opening act with Pietro Bandini AKA Quinzân

Exactly one year has passed since the catastrophic floods that struck Romagna between the 2nd and 17th of May, wreaking havoc in the vast Po Valley: after heavy rains, numerous rivers and streams burst their banks, submerging the patchwork of towns and villages, while the fragile Apennine hillsides were devastated by landslides and mudslides. Exactly one year after all this, Romagna in fiore is here. Eight shows, eight extraordinary concerts, held in some of the worst affected towns, to pay tribute to the spirit of resilience that characterises this land, and to the tenacity of its people, who have struggled and are still struggling to recover and start again. Many great artists have accepted to contribute to this solidarity project: a true “festival within the festival”, supportive, inclusive and environmentally friendly.
This event will provide an excellent opportunity for meeting and discussion: thousands of visitors from all over Italy are expected to attend and spend a few leisurely days together, immersed in the beauty of nature, enjoying music and poetry, warmly welcomed by the people of Romagna. Together, they will celebrate the beauty of a land that risks neglect, and enjoy the unfailing hospitality that has always characterised this area, even in critical times. Together, they will work towards a fresh start, in a gesture of sincere solidarity. With untiring confidence, we are already seeing this new beginning taking shape, despite the challenges and the mud.

We have songs of dry land and steady gait, solid songs of stone and gravel, and ephemeral songs of earth and dust, of sand and desert wind; and again, we have songs of fresh clay, malleable, unworkable, to be shaped each time by hand or lathe. These songs were born on planet Earth—in conversation with the elements, slipping, transforming, shifting. Forever changing. Vinicio Capossela, Don Antonio, and a handful of songs. Earthbound. Just like a year ago in Romagna after the floods and landslides, in lands scarred by Nature and then slowly recovered, re-cultivated, re-populated.
Here, in the vast lawn that overlooks the old ‘colony’, where so much music has been played, here is a selection of very special songs and stories, recreated in intimacy, with the bare minimum of tools. Earthbound songs, as earthy as the earth itself, and the words of those who tread it, step by step.

Food stands organised in collaboration with: La Musica nelle Aie

Free entrance, mandatory registration from 21 March
Info on the routes: trailromagna.eu