Amicably greeting goodbye to the Summer, an off-centering summer indeed, the summer of the post-lockdown nonetheless quite a momentous summer for me.
The summer of a few but essential ethical evenings spent with friends-artists-DJs and record collectors.
A summer almost completely savoured thanks to the bubbly- jazzy ‘made in Italy’ music scene and crucially, the happening exception for me, of meeting the astounding Fatoumata Diawara when I was asked to open for her at the LOCUS festival where she played live in the beautiful setting of a typical Apulian agriturismo country farm accompanied by uber talented ‘Snarky Puppy’ leaders, multi-instrumentalists Michael League and Bill Laurance and the Orchestra della Magna Grecia.
OpenUP # 5 is a heartfelt mix born reflecting on the distant beauty of two shooting stars spotted on San Lorenzo’s night after a magical Salento evening in music (respect, love and gratitude to La Restuccia UrbanMasseria https://www.facebook.com/larestuccia/).
OpenUP#5 is a kinetic selection made without great pretensions other than re-creating moments and sensations of collectively active joy: the energising unexpected cosmic connection found in the rhythms and the dynamics of upbeat music selected from ‘old and new’ from all over the world sent across to everyone worldwide.
Just vitally wondering between #realityandfantasy.