Since almos forty years, Sardinia is recognised worldwide as “The land of Jazz”. Why? The answer is simple: because only here the music of the most influential artists blend with the sounds and melodies characteristic of our corner of Paradise. RAI journalist Alberto Rodriguez was right when, in the seventies, perceived in jazz a cultural driving force for the island, seeing it as an important incentive to growth thanks to a fusion between the different sounds of the world and the Sardinian one. A strong idea that, in the dream of the journalist, who died in 1999, would opened original pages. Over the decades, the protagonists were fascinated by the close link between ancient Sardinian music and the sound of African-American art. A fusion put into a short circuit with other sounds, another stories able to create a unique show. So the eighties and the nineties Sardinia was the centre of the world jazz music thanks to festivals such as “Jazz in Sardinia” “Ai confini tra Jazz e Sardegna”, “Cala Gonone Jazz”, “Time in Jazz”. That became big events in a few years and attracted the most important artists as Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, l’Art Ensemble of Chicago, Cecil Taylor, Pat Metheny, il Modern Jazz Quartet and many others.
The union between the African-American genre and the island has been perfected thanks to the unique emotions that are granted to the viewers to discover particularly suggestive corners of the area, unexpected urban beauties and breathtaking locations such as, for example, Sant’Anna Arresi’s nuraghi or the Roman theatre of Nora. Right here, a few steps from Baia di Nora Hotel will be staged, from 1 to 11 August, the ninth edition of “Nora Jazz Festival”. This event has become one of the most important festival on the panorama able to convey the image of the territory and amplify the cultural and tourist potential of Sardinia by wisely combining music, literature, cooking, history, theater and cinema and attracting the attention of critics, journalists and spectators from all over Europe.
The Nora Jazz also welcomes this year the best the international music is able to express. The Liane Carrol trio will open the Festival performing under the fascinating ruins of Nora on August 1st. The following days will be the turn of other artists such as Lizz Wright “Grace”, Sinne Egg with special guest Emanuele Cisi quartet and finally Andrea Motis quintet.
Do not miss it!
Thanks for the pic to elyblackstar_5