Concert prohibited


In a period in which cultural, theatrical and concert activities were prohibited, a very particular story linked to the former Soviet Union comes to mind.

When it was forbidden to listen to foreign music in that country, two boys from Odessa started carving American hits on X-ray plates, so that they could be smuggled more easily.

The sound quality, however, was poor. This did not stop, however, the flourishing of the diffusion of these records. To the point that many Russian songs also began to be recorded in this way, since the contraband version cost much less than the original and was more accessible for the less well-off. This led to a confinement of the potential of the music within the walls of a scarce, defective sound. Forbidden music then became recluse music.

In this concert born from the dialogue between the artist Gian Maria Tosatti and the jazz player Pasquale Innarella the music contained in the old Russian records will be released through the intervention of instrumentalists who will dialogue live with the original pieces.

  • 20.00 - 20.30 Rosa Matteucci & Tomás Saraceno Arachnomancy Cards
    RSVP Closed
    24 Jan, 19:45 – 22:15 CET
    Tavern area, Via di Monte Giordano, 36, 00186 Rome RM, Italy

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