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Da Aristo – Manolo Strimpelli Nait Orkestra

Da Aristo – Manolo Strimpelli Nait Orkestra

Piazza Salvo Salvi in Barga Vecchia completely filled with people enjoying the music of Manolo Strimpelli

Debutto della Nait Orkestra al cospetto dello storico locale della cultura e della sbornia barghigiana, non mancate a degustar salumi e vini muovendo le adipose natiche al ritmo della nostra Gastromusic Manolo Strimpelli Nait Orkestra – Uno spettacolo fantasmagorico fatto di musica, animazione, prestidigitazione e poesia. Una cornice circense ed onirica, tra lucine e cianfrusaglie […]

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Da Aristo: Omar Torrez and his guitar

Da Aristo: Omar Torrez and his guitar

In addition to Tom Waits, Torrez has shared the stage with Buena Vista Social Club, Jethro Tull, Tony Levin, Bill Laswell, Kinky, Sidestepper, Pancho Sanchez, Mumiy Troll, Francisco Aguabella and many more.

Omar Torrez Biography “Omar Torrez’s lysergic Latin guitar fluttered like a Bossa Nova hummingbird, a neon Andres Segovia, runs punctuated with Bill Frissel sustains and Hendrix air-raid siren chords.” ~ Flagstaff Live Omar Torrez’s musical recipe is equal parts post-modern rock, Mexican and Cuban Son, gutbucket blues, spiced with stunning guitar wizardry and playfully irreverent […]

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The Aristodemo’s awarded “Aristo 2017 – La Piazza della Musica”

The Aristodemo’s  awarded “Aristo 2017 – La Piazza della Musica”

this year it was the Barga swing band, The Aristodemo's who were awarded the “Aristo 2017 – La Piazza della Musica”

Sunday night in Barga Vecchia was the presentation of the new CD by The Aristodemo’s – called “THE BIROLDO TAPES ” – full article here The setting for the presentation was absolutely perfect as of course it was in that piazza that the main guiding influence of the whole project – Aristodemo Casciani, ran his […]

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First Traditional Spring Cleaning Festa

First Traditional Spring Cleaning Festa

could it be that the full face hipster beard is a thing of the past ?

For the past 25 years or so Keane has grown a beard during the winter and shaved it off each Easter. According to him, it is a tradition to celebrate the rebirth or the renewal once the spring arrives. Strangely enough what was essentially a private event has over the years become almost a public […]

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Da Aristo: Spring mondine and music

Da Aristo: Spring mondine and music

Mondine - roast chestnuts and music this weekend at the unofficial cultural centre of Barga - Aristo’s bar in Barga Vecchia.

It’s still chilly at night but the spring weather seems to have arrived in this area with warming sunshine during the day. People are starting to appear in the piazzas again after the long winter and this weekend at Da Aristo’s there was something different in the air. There was the unmistakable smell of wood […]

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Da Aristo’s: mini African marimba and mbira

Da Aristo’s: mini African marimba and mbira

more musical instruments arriving at DA Aristo's in Barga Vecchia, ready to be tried out

For many years on one of the walls in the unofficial cultural centre of Barga, the Da Aristo’s bar in Barga Vecchia, there have been hanging a collection of musical instruments. People coming in to the bar can pick up the instruments and play. This week two new instruments have arrived and been added to […]

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Closed: the unofficial cultural centre of Barga

Closed: the unofficial cultural centre of Barga

Da Aristo's in Piazza Salvo Salvi shut until the 2nd December

It has been a long summer season for the bars and restaurants in Barga Vecchia which for some businesses carried on right through the autumn and to the start of November. Now it is time of year where the levels of tourism to the city fall back and gives time for a well earned rest. […]

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Gran Festa d’Autunno. Musica, mondine e vin brulè

Gran Festa d’Autunno. Musica, mondine e vin brulè

The Aristodemo's defy the weather and play in the piazza for the last musical concert of the season

Domenica 23 ottobre, tradizionale festa d’Autunno in piazza del Comune. The Aristodemo’s chiudono la stagione dei concerti dell’Aristo. Inizia ufficialmente la stagione del vin brulè e delle mondine. Più siamo e meglio stiamo. Abbiamo sfidato il tempo squisitamente autunnale. Del resto, era la festa d’autunno   The Aristodemo’s are: Andrea Gonnella (Vocals), Keane (percussioni / […]

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The Wine Glasses of Barga

The Wine Glasses of Barga

Works by Keane and Tiziana Fontana - article by Frank Viviano

A unframed collage of simple bistro glasses stands in the lobby of Palazzo Pancrazi, Barga’s municipal hall. Tinted with red wine, they look unprepossessing at first glance. But their nuances chronicle a moving history of the town — and beyond that, of the larger peasant world that is its evocative setting. “This is where Barga […]

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Barga featured in New Zealand press

Barga featured in New Zealand press

A family holiday in Italy and France avoids the big towns and bright lights and finds the pleasures of rural living and small communities. - article by Kim Chambers

A double page spread in the New Zealand Herald – the largest newspaper circulation of all newspapers in New Zealand, has just been delivered to an extremely pleased Giovanni Togneri from Da Aristo in Piazza Salvo Salvi in Barga Vecchia. The article entitled “It’s the small things that matter” describes the pleasures of visiting small […]

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Lost in thought

Lost in thought

                   

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Da Aristo: traditional Scottish music

Da Aristo: traditional Scottish music

Hamish Moore and the Barga School of Scottish Music is just about to take off in Barga but just before most of the participants arrive, it was time this evening for an impromptu concert at Da Aristo’s in Barga Vecchia. The incessant rain which fell on Barga for most of the day meant that sitting outside […]