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Sound Agreements, not the Usual Sounds!

Streets of the old town centres

Corniolo and Santa Sofia (FC)

The Buskers Festival is back with street entertainment and artists from all over the world, fakirs, actors, storytellers, musicians, acrobats and jugglers!
Music is the protagonist of this, the 23rd edition, which is dedicated to Donato Diversi, known to his friends as Renè, who came up with the idea for the festival together with Massimo Sassi in the winter of ’91. Special events are dedicated to him on the tenth anniversary of his premature death.

The artistic focus this year is the “klezmer", the music of the Jews of Eastern Europe who, with their small orchestras (kapelye), travelled from village to village. While maintaining an unmistakable style and blending its music with polkas and mazurkas from Eastern Europe, klezmer effortlessly merges the nostalgic sounds of the nigun (song without lyrics) with the frenetic dance beat of the freylekhs (an allegria) and the Eastern-inspired rhythm of the terkish (a Yiddish dance). A genre which guarantees a rush of emotion for whoever plays or hears it.

Whether it is played classically, mingled with Balkan and Middle Eastern sounds, or with the strains of rock, pop, jazz and even the twist, these melodies will echo through the streets and lanes of the town.

Date: the event will be held on Aug 12, 2014, Aug 13, 2014, Aug 14, 2014, Aug 15, 2014

Event timetable: See programme


“The Prologue”, in Corniolo, with 15 groups.
“Aperitif with the buskers” in Via della Foresta from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm, in the lower part of the pretty town. As you climb the narrow paved streets into the square, Piazza Pasquale II Papa, you will come across other fantastic artists.
From 11.30 pm, Festival Area, "Swing Manouche–Klezmer–Cumbia".
Free entry, donations welcome.


Wednesday 13
The “Happy Buskers” in Santa Sofia with 21 groups.
“Aperitif with the buskers” in Via Nefetti from 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm.
From 8.00 pm to 10.30 pm, bands and other entertainers in the streets of the town centre.
From 10.00 pm to 11.30 pm, Piazza Matteotti, entertainment courtesy of Circo Teatro.
Followed by only Buskers' Park: "Dedicated to Renè", Part One.
Rangzen in Concert ”George Harrison Tribute” followed by Cumbia Negra y Mezcla Latina until at least 2.30 am.
Free entry, donations welcome.

Thursday, August 14
In Santa Sofia with 36 groups
“Aperitif with the buskers” in Via Martiri from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm.
Entertainment in the streets of the town centre until 11.30 pm.
Followed by only Buskers' Park: " Swing Manouche–Ska Combat Punk".
Free entry, donations welcome.

Friday, August 15
“An evening of fireworks” in Santa Sofia with 36 groups.
“Aperitif with the buskers” in Piazza Garibaldi from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm and from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm.
Entertainment in the streets of the town centre until 11.30 pm.
Followed by traditional fireworks which will signal the end of the outdoor events.
From 11.30 pm, in the Buskers' Park: "Cumbia Negra y Mescla Latina–Fresh Balcan & Twist".
Entry: €10

Entrance: entry fee

Full fee: €10 where indicated in the programme

Free entry: children up to age 14

Information and Booking Centre

Associazione Pro Loco di Santa Sofia
Piazza Matteotti, 1 - 47018 Santa Sofia - Phone: ++ 39 328 6364267
Weekday timetable:

From 10.00am to 12.00am and 15.00am to 18.00pm

Weekend timetable:


By Turismo Forlivese editorial staff (Aug 08, 2014)

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