B. Gambetta & R. Barbera presentan 'Where the wind blows - Dove tia o vento'

26/09/2020 at 22:00 in Cortile Federico II

Until capacity is reached. Available live on our Facebook page.

Beppe Gambetta (voice and guitar) & Riccardo Barbera (double bass) present "Where the wind blows - Dove tia o vento", a new show from Genova to the World.


Beppe Gambetta

It is the smile that is the key for reading the musical universe of Beppe Gambetta. An open and disarming smile that is also the contagious and unresistable smile of a person who invites you to a musical journey with light heart and curiosity. The destination, as for any traveller, is not totally defined because it is beautiful, at the very last, to find ourselves where we never would expected to be.

With the horizon's line as a challenge and attraction, Beppe is continually composing his personal mosaic of sounds and flavours. From his unique background as an Italian musician in love with both American roots music as well as the music of his native country, Beppe has travelled the world and even crossed the “Iron Curtain” to dazzle and charm music enthusiasts everywhere. After eleven CDs, DVDs, teaching books and collaborations with many other top-flight musicians, Gambetta is increasingly known as one of the true live master innovators of the acoustic guitar.

While Beppe still lives in his native Genova, he travels to North America at least three times each year. His reputation in the U.S. and Canada is reinforced by his participation in prestigious festivals like the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, Merlefest in North Carolina, the Four Corners Festival in Colorado and Canadian Folk Festivals in Winnipeg and Edmonton, as well as events like the radio shows “All Things Considered” and “E-Town”. Beppe has performed in prestigious rooms like the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In his career he has performed with some great heroes of the folk scene like David Grisman, Gene Parsons, Doc Watson, Norman Blake and with the band Men Of Steel: an international guitar summit (Dan Crary, Tony McManus and Don Ross) of different guitar schools with complex musical interactions.


Riccardo Barbera

Double bassist and bassist. Musician, composer, and arranger in theaters, with directors and actors such as: Elisabetta Pozzi, Mariangela D’Abbraccio, Ugo Dighero, Enzo Jannacci, Dario Vergassola, Adolfo Margiotta, Gianni Ciardo, Gianfranco Funari, Mercedes Martini, Paolo Coletta, with whom he has realized many tours and festivals.

Ho collaborated with: Ivano Fossati, Anna Oxa, Andrea Parodi (Tazenda), Mau Mau, Nicola Stilo, Paolo Silvestri, Javier Girotto, Luciano Biondini, Rita Marcotulli, Gavino Murgia, Dado Moroni, Roy Paci, Beppe Gambetta, Filippo Gambetta, Marco Fadda, Tullio De Piscopo, Alessio Menconi, Antonio Marangolo, Armando Corsi, Mario Arcari, Marco Beasley, Ellade Bandini, Elena Ledda, Giorgio Di Tullio, Gianpaolo Casati and many more.

He collaborated with many International musicians, in the fields of jazz, rock, ethnic music, and avantgarde, including: Al Di Meola (USA), Marco Pereira (Brazil), Mike Marshall (USA), Gumbi Ortiz (Cuba), Tran Quang Hai (Vietnam), Ingrid Chavez (USA), Eileina Williams (USA), Kathy Chiavola (USA), Nitin Sawhney (India), Gnawa Sidi Mimoun (Marocco), Francis Bebey (Camerun), Dervisci Rotanti Mevlevi Sema Ensemble (Istanbul), Stella Chiweshe (Zimbabwe), Arup Kandi Das (India), Oliver Schroer (Canada), Niamh Parsons (Ireland), Graham Dunne (Ireland), Tony O’ Connel (Ireland), Cyril O’ Donoghue (Ireland) Steve Piccolo (USA) and many more.

The album Aymara includes his compositions, and has been realized in collaboration with artists like Folco Fedele, Luca Falomi, Marco Moro, Simona Barbera, and Marco Tindiglia.



Organization: Armadillo Club & CremonaFiere