ALEGRÌA e LIBERTÀ is the encounter between the fiery Cantabrian sea, kissing the cliffs of the ‘Praia das catedrais’, off the coast of Ribadeo and the languor of the Ionian Sea, coloring the Terra d’Otranto in vivid azure.

From muñeira to tarantella, this musical journey will take us on the paths of Santiago de Compostela, through Galicia, this region of northwestern Spain, neighbor of Portugal, of Celtic culture; and on the paths of Salento, in the extreme south-east of the Apulia region, described as ‘the heel of the Italian boot’.

ALEGRÌA e LIBERTÀ is dedicated to the meeting of the voices of memory; that of the ‘passionaria’ of the Italian folk song, Lucilla GALEAZZI, and those of the ethereal ‘Galician cantareiras’ of IALMA.

A repertoire oscillating between tradition and modernity, sublimated by the virtuosity of the diatonic accordionist, Didier LALOY, the energy of the metronomic tamburello player, Carlo RIZZO and the excellence of the guitarist, Maarten DECOMBEL.

ALEGRÌA e LIBERTÀ are songs of women to each other, to strengthen themselves at work, while harvesting potatoes or spinning jute fiber; to encourage themselves while waiting for their men, who went fishing at sea; to resist when their songs are repressed by the dictatorship ...; popular songs that bring back to culture, to the roots, to the identity that is passed on generation after generation by a people.

From moving vocal fusions to mystical lyricism, ALEGRÌA e LIBERTÀ is also the joy of singing and dancing ... in absolute freedom.

© Lieve Boussauw


VERONICA CODESAL voice, percussions
EVA FERNANDEZ voice, percussions
NATALIA CODESAL voice, percussions
MARISOL PALOMO voice, percussions
DIDIER LALOY diatonic accordion
CARLO RIZZO tamburello


07.02.2019    Muziekpublique: Molière Theater - Naamsepoortgalerij, Bolwerksquare 3, 1050 Brussel
08.02.2019    Muziekpublique: Molière Theater - Naamsepoortgalerij, Bolwerksquare 3, 1050 Brussel
09.02.2019    Cité Miroir, 4000 Liège

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