Lugano, Switzerland – The annual Lugano Estival Jazz Festival will feature world music acts, including Miriam Makeba (South Africa), Omar Sosa (Cuba), Mory Kante, Edie Palmieri, Kassav, and Daniela Mercury (Brazil). The rest of the line up includes Manhattan Transfer, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Jimmy Cliff.
The 25th edition takes place in two different venues: July 4 in Mendrisio (Piazzale alla Valle), July 5 in Mendrisio (Piazzale alla Valle), July 10 in Lugano (Piazza della Riforma), July 11 in Lugano (Piazza della Riforma) and July 12 in Lugano (Piazza della Riforma). Concerts begin each evening at 8.30 pm. Lugano Estival Jazz is the premier musical event in Southern Switzerland (Canton Ticino).
Lugano Estival Jazz is promoted by local music loving citizens and funded with private and some public money. All concerts are open air and free.
For more information, go to the Lugano Estival Jazz Web site.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.