Jazz:Re:Found Festival evolves the indoor glories that have consecrated its role as a forerunner in the exploration of new jazz and black music languages in Turin, catapulting us en plein air into the heart of Monferrato (Cella Monte) - a UNESCO heritage site.
The Festival - sculpted in a venue of unassailable splendour - thus becomes an intense bud of sounds, emotions, references, collateral experiences (workshops, food/wine tasting, yoga, cinema, rafting) that go beyond even the didactic definition of a Festival.
The explicit hybrid between the black roots of much of the music we listen to (of which jazz is the synecdoche) and the futuristic electronics that pervade today's productions is actually something unheard of at these latitudes. At the crossroads between past and future, Americas and Africa, between the avant-garde of clubbing and the 'retromania' of many jazz festivals, Black and Forth and Jazz:Re:Found are the spokesmen of a mestizo present and a democratic groove, an essential bridge between eras, languages and audiences. Not since the days of Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis have the languages of jazz had such popularity and strength to penetrate the fabric of mainstream entertainment and lifestyle. The return to the cultural and musical market of black languages, from Hip Hop to Jazz, and a wave of African-American sounds and projects is evident.