Rock Me Pitti

The theme for the January fairs is a tribute to the music that lives in fashion …and to the fashion that lives in music!

On the spotlight a group of musicians that will reinterpret musical atmospheres and aesthetics from the past, reinventing them in a modern way, with elegance, humor and a theatrical approach.
Alberto Becucci provided artistic consultancy in selecting the ROCK ME PITTI performers.

Gipsy Tango Duo
Tango, gipsy, valz musette
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I Posteggiatori Tristi
Swing, revised and “incorrect” Neapolitan songs
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Jòer & Effy
Alternative rock
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Sara Loreni
Jazz, rock, electronic music
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The Di Maggio connection
Rockabilly, rock'n'roll, swing
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The video
Rock me Pitti @ Pitti Uomo 85
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Adhara is a project that sprang from a dream: when she heard a musician playing on the streets of Milan, Margherita realized that the street is the most wonderful stage of all. So she decided to involved Valerio, her great friend and great guitar player. The project came to life in December 2012, covering the full range of music genres and the tastes of all passersby: from Norah Jones, Alanis Morisette and John Mayer to the Beatles, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. The duo also played at one special event during Milan Fashion Week 2013.
The Adhara are Margherita Abita and Valerio Papa. 

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Alkermespirit Band

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Dixieland and New Orleans jazz are this band’s key repertoire: explosive energy, a driving spirit with Latin and Balkan contaminations that recreate the atmosphere of early jazz with a very contemporary approach and power.
Francesco Masi: trumpet; Giordano Geroni: tuba; Rodolofo Sarli: trombone; Gabriele Stoppa: drums.
 
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Attacchi Di Swing

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A swing duo that combines the rhythmic-harmonic elements of Manouche jazz and the French waltz. And the “cherry-on-top” is the small loop station that amplifies the fun in an extemporaneous musical creation. Improvisation and getting the audience involved are the keys to their bold performances: role playing, irony, toasts and clownish gags attract and disarm the audiences in a continuous crescendo of music and humor.
Corrado Caruana: guitar; Alessandro Mori: clarinet, sax, trumpet, accordion.

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Bandaradan

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The band was formed in Turin in 2009: musicians with different backgrounds, but all interested in playing freely, acoustically and in the street. It’s a brass band that loves to call itself a “small orchestra of crippled rhythm gypsies”. Their repertoire is inspired by Klezmer, Balkan and circus music, with interludes of hilarious gags. Bandaradan have participated in Europe’s major street theater festivals and collaborated with countless new circus shows. Corrado Calcagno: trumpet; Sergio Pejsachowicz: accordion; Luca Zennaro: baritone sax; Fabrizio Scolletta: percussion.

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Christian Lisi Ukulele Trio

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This sparkling project was born in 2009 and has been enjoying huge successes among both enthusiasts and curious listeners. The trio, led by Christian Lisi, aka the “Django Reinhardt of the Ukulele”, performs a repertoire with echoes of swing from the 1930s in a perfect blend with Latin fragrances and world music spices.
Christian Lisi: ukulele; Lorenzo Lucci: ukulele; Matteo Zucconi: double bass.
 

 

Elisa Mini e Andrea Garibaldi Duo

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Exceptional couple involving piano and voice of two talents of the tuscan jazz, who have a long experience of concerts, as a duo and with bigger groups. In 2012, they have won the Award "Henghel Gualdi" at the Festival of Arts in Bologna Their repertoire focuses mainly on the songbook of the great American authors (such as Gershwin, Kern, Porter) enriched by references to Italian music (as Mina and Tenco) and some incursions of Brazilian atmosphere.
Elisa Mini: voice, Andrea Garibaldi piano.
 

Gipsy Tango Duo

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This dynamic duo performs a repertoire that goes from tango to gypsy music to the valse musette. With their talent and virtuoso energy, they imbue their tunes with a unique touch of nostalgia.
Daniela Romano: accordion; Serena Moroni: violin.
 

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Hombre Orquesta

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Santiago Moreno, the Argentine musician, actor and performer presents a concert of animated objects based on a study of sound that starts from coordinated body movements. The repertoire of songs with South American and European accents is sound that you see and watch: multiple instruments – guitar, harmonica, drums, cymbals, bells and set of table instruments (glasses, spoons, fans). Santiago has played with many world music groups and has participated in the major street theater festivals.
Santiago Moreno: one man band

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I Piaceri Proletari

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This recently established Tuscan quartet has been astounding the streets and squares of Florence to the rhythm of swing. By combining songs from different countries, genres and periods with early 20th century Italian swing and an American jug band spirit, they create ever new sounds by adapting ordinary things. They play in clubs, bars and piazzas and do their “non-places tour” – Laundromats, post offices and garages offering free entertainment and pleasure to those who happen to be in lucky place.
Teto Mortaretti: vocal, mandolin, Hawaiian guitar; Caio Girabulloni: guitar, vocal, and shuffling feet; Moicano Ladro Reitano: flugelhorn, melodica, ukulele, percussion; Geri Ciampi Vorace: double bass.

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I Posteggiatori Tristi

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The group presents a comic take on one aspect of Neapolitan street art, la posteggia (music played at tables in the city’s trattorie and pizzerias). They refresh the tradition by adding theatrical elements, intensive work on the characters and on the musical repertoire that ranges from the comical macchiette to the dramatic canzoni di giacha. And then, they enrich it with forays into Argentine tango and French chansons. The group has performed with Vinicio Capossela and Nino d’Angelo, and won the prestigious 2011 Premio Carosone. In 2013 they performed a major program of concerts in Italy, France and Switzerland.
Karamazov – Pietro Botte: vocal; Severo Lapezza – Davide d’Alò: clarinet; Helene Coriace – Anne-Laure Carette: accordion; Qualcuno Esposito – Emanuele Esposito: drums.

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Jòer & Effy

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A project started from the encounter of two young artists: Rocco and Federica. Both multi-instrumentalists, they masterfully blend different genres into a balanced combination, from blues to indie with strong references to the universe of rock music. A performing duo that brings, in the music scene Milan, experiments of unconventional instruments, such as xylophone or the harmonica, merged with the more traditional sounds.
Joer & Effiy are Federica Miotti and Rocco Giovannoni.
 

Sara Loreni

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Sara’s background and music can only be described as multifaceted: she started with hard rock, went on to electronic music and then came to jazz. Winner of the Premio Ciampi 2010, Sara blends mastery with experiments based on the written word and poetry, starting from the works of Alda Merini. Combining her soft voice and inspiring lyrics, she uses the loop station and electronics to create original, fascinating performances in a harmonious blend of experimentation and improvisation.
Sara Loreni: vocal, electronic music.

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The Di Maggio connection

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The Di Maggio Connection (rockabilly, rock'n'roll, swing) Led by Marco di Maggio, hailed as one of the world’s best guitarists by the music press, this power trio uses energy and masterful instrumental technique to create an explosive mix of the wildest faces of R’nR, Psychobilly-Core, Neo Surf Rock and a touch of Harkknocking Swing.
Marco Di Maggio: vocal, guitar; Matteo Giannetti: double bass; Marco Barsanti: drums.
 

The video

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