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"XIX Week of the Italian Language in the World" : "Le parole cantate dei Foja" on the stage in Montreal and Quebec



On the occasion of the "XIX Week of the Italian Language in the World", dedicated to "L'italiano sul palcoscenico", the Institute, under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, and the Consulate General of Italy in Montreal are pleased to present the tour of Foja, a Neapolitan rock-folk group, which for the first time will be on numerous stages in Montréal and Québec. In particular:

  • Saturday October 19th, 2019 - Medley, Montréal
  • Sunday October 20, 2019 - Bootlegger, Montréal
  • Monday October 1st, 2019 - Université de Montréal, Montréal
  • Thursday October 24th, 2019 - Groove Nation, Montréal
  • Friday October 25th, 2019 - Centre Communautaire, Calixa-Lavallée
  • Friday November 1st, 2019 - Gallery Gora, Montréal
  • Saturday November 2nd, 2019 - Centre Communautaire Roussin, Point-aux-Trembles, Montréal
  • Sunday November 3rd, 2019 - Grand Théâtre, Québec
  • Monday November 4th, 2019 - Université Laval, Québec

The words sung in Neapolitan are an expression of an Italian, a spoken sounding melodies and echoes the voices of the streets and neighborhoods of everyday life in Naples and surroundings. Dario Sansone, musician, cartoonist and voice of Foja, often says that Napoli "is a city that thrives on extremes, combining the greatest misfortunes and the noblest gestures from one end. It would be unthinkable and unfair to tell only fairy tales. It remains one of the most beautiful cities in the world, its contrasts allow you to spy on the human soul in all its features ”.

The Foja is a rock-folk group born in Naples in 2006 and consists of Dario Sansone (voice and guitar), Ennio Frongillo (electric guitar), Giuliano Falcone (bass) and Giovanni Schiattarella (drums). After the first album "Na storia nova" (2011), in November 2013 "Dimane torna 'o sole" is released, their second album released by Full Heads and produced by Alessandro Graf and Mad Entertainment. "’A malia", the first single from the album, is in the soundtrack of the animated film "L’arte della felicità", directed by the same Rak. The film was presented for the first time at the International Film Festival of Venice and has won, among others, the EFA (European Film Award). "’A malia" was nominated for the David di Donatello and the Nastri d’Argento for best original song. On September 14, 2017, "Gatta Cenerentola", the new animated film by the Mad Entertainment group, former producer of "L’arte della felicità", which sees Dario Sansone among the directors, debuts in theaters. The soundtrack includes the song "A chi appartieni", from the album "‘O treno che va"(2016). The film was highly praised at the 74th International Film Festival of Venice, where he won several awards, he has received, among others, seven nominations at the David di Donatello awards, including one for Best Original Song, winning two.


Date: Da Saturday, October 19, 2019 a Monday, November 04, 2019

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Montréal

In collaboration with : Consolato Generale d’Italia a Montréal

Entrance : With fee