|April 24, 2012 7:00 pm||to||April 29, 2012 7:00 pm|
The IV edition of the Marrazano World Festival in Catania is a biannual event that celebrates this Sicilian musical instrument of the marrazano as a metaphor of the island. The marazzano is an ancient instrument played around the world.
This instrument is thought to be one of the oldest musical instruments in the world;a musician apparently playing it can be seen in a Chinese drawing from the 4th century BC. Despite its common English name, and the sometimes used Jew’s trump, it has no particular connection with the Jewish people or Judaism. This instrument is native to Asia and used in all tribes of Turkic peoples in Asia where it is variously referred to as a temir komuz (literally, iron komuz), agiz komuzu (literally, mouth komuz), gubuz or doromb.
More information at www.marranzanoworldfestival.it
|April 14, 2012 9:30 am||to||May 1, 2012 7:00 pm|
TribeArt is a free magazine about contemporary art in Sicily and Italy. It started as a website in 1999 and became a magazine in 2003. This publication – also sent to subscribers all over Italy – has established itself as an authoritative voice in the island’s art work. It is a bit like Gallery Guide here in the US. Now it risks closing down. Advertising from galleries and local patrons was enough to cover the € 2,500 needed to publish each issue, but the current economic crisis has tightened the belt of most businesses.
To avoid this, 100 Sicilian artists have joined forces for the Artists for the Artists for TribeArt exhibition at Palazzo Platamone in Catania (Palazzo della Cultura) from April 14 through May 1. Over 100 artists are present at this event and artworks to benefit TribeArt start from € 300.
For more information, please go to www.tribenet.it
Useful informationPalazzo della Cultura
Phone: +39 3388913549
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ScheduleMonday-Saturday 9:30am-1:00pm /
Sundays and holidays 4:00pm-7:00pm