Consulate General of Italy in Mumbai, Istituto Italiano di Cultura di
Mumbai, Furtados, The Royal Opera House, Mumbai, and Avid Learning
present Niccolò Fabi - Live in Mumbai.
Get ready to witness a never-before-seen spectacle as the Italian Singer-songwriter Niccolò Fabi, takes center stage to bring together pop, acoustic folk, and poetical lyrics.
On this musical odyssey, Niccolò on Vocals and Guitar will be joined by Roberto Angelini on Guitar and Pier Cortese on Keyboard. The evening will also feature guest performer Singer and Musician Nush Lewis on Vocals, Piano, and Harp adding an ethereal touch to the performance. These extraordinary artists will weave a tapestry of sounds that transcends boundaries and celebrates the universal language of music.
Join us for an evening of unforgettable fusion that will linger in your heart long after the final note.
Niccol Fabi is one of the most respected Italian singer-songwriters for the quality of his songs, with a career spanning more than 25 years. He made his debut in 1997 at the Festival della Canzone Italiana di Sanremo where he won the Critics' Award, and has published 9 albums of unreleased tracks, several collections and live albums. He has performed on the stages of the most prestigious Italian theatres and at some of the most important festivals in the country, with tours that have been sold out, as well as playing in internationally renowned clubs during two European tours. A multi-instrumentalist and author of all his songs, he has to his credit many different formations with which he offers his live performances.Read more
Nush Lewis is a singer/songwriter that makes pensive, acoustic and minimal compositions from a beautifully complicated musical instrument.She sings about experiences as her Harp makes the listener a part of her journey. On the 21st her acoustic performance will include the soulful vocal stylings of Meghana Bhogle and the very young Aaron Pereira on percussion.Read more
Music in Italy
The rich Italian music culture stems from diverse folk
traditions some also adopted from neighboring countries. The folk styles
include monophonic, polyphonic, responsorial songs, choral, instrumental and
vocal music, and various other styles. Italy is the birthplace of opera, and it
has numerous functioning historic Opera houses even today. Opera Music became a
significant part of Italian music in the 1800s. The invention of instruments
like the violin and piano was seen in Italy. The 16th-17th century Italian
symphonies, concertos, and sonatas formed the foundation of multiple European
classical music forms.
Acoustic music and instruments
Acoustic is the term that refers to the type of music or
instrument that does not require electrical supplementation. Any sound produced
naturally without plugging into electrical components is considered acoustic.
Most of the instruments used are acoustic and classified into four major types.
The first is string instruments, they produce sound by striking, plucking, or
bowing the strings. These instruments are mostly made of wood and plastic.
Guitar, violin, harp, banjo, and cello are a few of the stringed instruments.
The woodwind family has long slender pipes, a mouthpiece on top, and an open
end at the bottom. The combination of blowing air into the body and
simultaneously covering the surrounding holes with the fingers produces sound.
They include flute, clarinet, and saxophone. The Brass family instruments are
made with brass and work on similar mechanisms to woodwind instruments of
breathing air through the cup-shaped embouchure. Trumpet, trombone, and tuba
are some examples. Lastly, the percussion family includes the instruments that
create sounds when hit, scraped, or shaken. The percussion family includes
piano, castanets, acoustic drums, maracas, and triangles.
Pop music, short for "popular music," traces
its roots back to the early 20th century when it emerged as a genre that aimed
to appeal to a wide audience. It gained popularity through radio broadcasts and
record sales, becoming a cultural phenomenon that influenced generations to
come. Icons like Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Elvis Presley revolutionized pop
music with their unique styles and electrifying performances. Modern-day
superstars like Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Justin Bieber continue to dominate
the charts. While traditional instruments such as guitars, pianos, drums, and
bass are commonly used, modern production techniques have introduced electronic
elements like synthesizers and drum machines into the mix.
Best of Niccolò Fabi
Niccolò Fabi started his career with Capelli 25
years back for which he won the Critics' Award in New Proposals at the Sanremo
Festival. The same year he also released his album Il Giardiniere. In
2006 he published Novo Mesto which contained Costruire, which became one of his most identifying and
loved songs over the years. Ecco, a record that won Targa Tenco as the
best record was released in 2012. The years 2014 and 2015 were bustling with
multiple events including FabiSilvestriGazzè, 1 album of unreleased songs, 1
live album, 1 European tour, 1 arena tour, 1 Verona Arena, and a great final
concert in Rome in front of more than 20,000 people. The Verona Arena concert
was a grand celebration of 25 years of Niccolò’s musical journey.