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'Palconudo' are a daring and exciting band of musicians who draw on the influences of the great tradition of cantautori (singer-songwriters) of Genoa, to which they add their own twist. Here is how they describe themselves:

The world of sound and textures is what ‘Palconudo’ draws from the city of Genoa, urban, maritime and artistic in which these songs were born. We sing about small permanent shock, loves that are not just fabulous for travelling acrobats, for endless nights in the circus ... but the real world. What emerges is a picture through lyrics that sometimes wink to Fabrizio De André or Vinicio Capossela, and then maybe you will lose yourself somewhere between Coldplay and Radiohead.

Palconudo are the perfect example of the dynamic relationship that contemporary Italian artists have with Italian cultural traditions: they are deeply rooted in their own town, Genoa, and in the Genoese tradition of cantautori (Tenco, De Andre’, Fossati), and yet they are a young and innovative band. Italian@Leeds is proud to host the 'Palconudo' event and to support their collaboration with ‘Live Lounge Music’, which symbolises the aim and spirit of LivItaly: pursuing and taking part in joint cultural projects linking Yorkshire and Italy.

Event: The Sound of Genoa. Contemporary band Palconudo in talk and concert


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