Mauro Durante & Justin Adams: Still Moving! (In Spite of Everything)

The odd (but very well matched) couple formed by Mauro Durante & Justin Adams continues their live performances on the road. While waiting for their album “still moving” to be released by Ponderosa in October, you will be able to see them play live on Saturday, July 17th at the church of Sant’Ambrogio in Trezzano sul Naviglio, and on the 28th as part of the Colline Mediterranee festival in Salerno.

Music and Podcasts: The Thousand Fruit of On-Demand Music

Music-centered podcasts represent the bulk of the current podcast market, but their listeners seem to be much more dispersed than for any other kind of podcast, creating a vast, complex and ever-changing universe.

Verucchio Festival: Taking Root Through Radical Freedom

Now in its thirty-seventh year, the Verucchio music festival continues to surprise us, exploring the wide realm of music in depth and with total artistic freedom

Giovanni Truppi’s Adventure

In the summer of 2020, as he emerged like all of us from the first Covid lockdown, Neapolitan singer-songwriter Giovanni Truppi loaded up his portable piano onto a trailer and kicked off a truly special tour, starting from Ventimiglia and Trieste, which he called “A Journey Along the Borders of Italy”. It was inspired by “The Long Road of Sand”, a book by Pier Paolo Pasolini which recounts a similar journey undertaken by the writer in 1959. The chronicle of Testoni’s travels, accompanied by his voice and piano, is now at the center of a book, newly released by independent publisher La Nave di Teseo, called “L’avventura” (“The Adventure”). From the book’s notes:

Djivan Gasparyan: goodbye to the master of the duduk

From his debut in his twenties to an internationally successful career, Ponderosa pays homage to Djivan Gasparian, Master of the duduk.

Thirty-one days, sixteen artists artists and sixty-one concerts

Thirty-one. Sixteen. Sixty-one. Thirty-one for the days in the month of July. Sixteen for the number of artists from the Ponderosa team who will play live on tour throughout the course of this month. Sixty-one, for the number of concerts they will perform all around Italy. These are blessed numbers for live performers, who were hit hard by the lockdown and color-coded restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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