Celebrating 150 years of Italian unification, Luminato 2011 presents a tribute to the music of Italy, with Dominic Mancuso, Marco Calliari, and Bandabardò with Peppe Voltarelli.
Long-time resident attraction at Toronto’s famed Lula Lounge, Mancuso brings his distinctive vocal style to a richly emotional blend of Italian folk song, blues, soul, and jazz. Last year, his breakthrough album Comfortably Mine, a tribute to his Sicilian parentage, won him the Juno Award for World Music Album of the Year.
A founding member of the Francophone thrash metal band Anonymous, the Italian-born Calliari has more recently returned to his musical roots with the release of the best-selling folk-inspired albums Che la vita and Mia Dolce Vita.
Bandabardò with Peppe Voltarelli
Formed in 1993, this Florentine folk band is renowned both for its live performances and for such albums as Ottavio, Fuori Orario, Tre Passi Avanti, and Bondo! Bondo! Bandabardò is joined by special guest singer/songwriter Peppe Voltarelli. Hailing from Calabria, Voltarelli mixes rock with the folk music of Southern Italy.
The fifth anniversary edition of Luminato takes place from June 10-19, 2011. Tickets for all Luminato 2011 programs will be available for sale as of April 16, 2011. For 10 extraordinary days in June, Toronto’s stages, streets, and public spaces are illuminated with arts and creativity. Luminato is an annual multi-disciplinary celebration of theatre, dance, music, literature, food, visual arts, fashion, film, and more.