A shifting dream: Luigi Strangis’s first live performance at his Lamezia

by Francesco Sacco.

Lamezia Terme – The final and the primary time. Practically three months have handed since that fateful Might 15, from the triumph of Luigi Strangis to the twenty-first version of “Amici di Maria De Filippi”. A victory celebrated with unprecedented enthusiasm for his Lamezia Terme, able to fill Corso Numistran and help his favorite, albeit by way of a large display, on this final thrilling waltz on stage by the longest-serving expertise on Italian tv . A feat that has definitively paved the best way for the affirmation of his music, instantly enclosed in an EP (“Strangis”, launched on the 21co label and distributed by Artist First) that flew to the highest of the charts within the blink of a watch. of eyes. . Galeotto the success of “Amici” and the songs proposed on the nationwide program Maria (such because the hits “Tienimi tonotte” and “Muro”), after all, however those that adopted the trail of the younger Lametino singer-songwriter and arranger (ranging from prohibitive covers like “Purple Rain” or “Child Did A Dangerous Dangerous Factor”) is aware of how intensive his background may be, constructed up since he was a toddler finding out notes and riffs of the giants of pop music. There’s the exhausting’n’heavy of Weapons N’Roses and Ac/Dc, there’s the British invasion led by the important Beatles and the Rolling Stones, there’s blues-rock (from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, together with our Pino Daniele) , but additionally extra indirect planets together with Mars (David Bowie’s multimedia glam) and Venus (Prince’s personal transverse black music).


These are only a few of the tutelary deities from a decidedly heterogeneous background, proven, nonetheless, solely partially in Luigi’s long-awaited “first time” in Lamezia, the third leg of a summer time mini-tour that helped him get acquainted with the brand new paper can also be stay on the venue, as evidenced by the nice sensation with the practically 5,000 spectators on the “Guido D’Ippolito” stadium, which as soon as once more hosts, for one evening, occasions of some significance due to the thirty-sixth version from “Music Details”.


Accompanied by a reasonably united band, Luigi has in actual fact turned to the general public revealing, to begin with, exceptional abilities as an achieved chief, able to involving and shifting within the notes of a repertoire that’s inevitably nonetheless decreased, however already completely assimilated by the massive group of followers who flocked in all places (together with Brindisi, Milan and Naples). That is the case of the slogans repeated within the encores, sung in unison by all these current: “Tienimi Tonotte” and “Muro”, the latter produced by Michele Canova, a crossroads and delight of that artificial itpop so in vogue in Italian music. scene The identical factor occurs with the opposite tune recorded underneath the supervision of the Paduan producer: “Partirò da Zero”, right here stripped of these questionable synthesizers in marked distinction to the intimate character of a way more profitable stay ballad. Broadly talking, it’s the identical remedy reserved for “Vivo”, with a robust rhythmic texture of a cool matrix instantly highlighted by Umberto Scaramozza’s wah wah guitar, changed by Strangis’s within the central solo.


It’s the second during which the live performance modifications course, turning in the direction of virtually exhausting territories maybe extra akin to the character of the group (the variations of “Eppur mi son scordato di te” from Components 3, with its Hendrixian riff, and “Rumore” from Raffaella Carrà, as anticipated, the one non-original piece included in her Ep). Hendrix is ​​nonetheless current, then, within the ultimate “Riflessi” (“With out this tune, I most likely would not have joined Amici”, he says), the final, unreleased a lot appreciated on the lineup after the attention-grabbing “Solely You” and the invective anti-body disgrace in salsa latino (sadly we’re from the reggaeton components although) from “Tondo”. Lastly, the rebirth of that “Purple Rain” already talked about in the beginning is hanging, a transparent instance of the need to measure itself -with due proportions- with the greats of a previous that, indirectly, has influenced the formation of those that may have all of the credentials to be the subsequent massive factor in Italian music. There’s nonetheless a protracted strategy to go, particularly within the case of Prince, maybe the best innovator within the historical past of black music, however issues are there. If the report market permits it, after all.


Visibly happy, on the finish of the live performance, the patron of “Fatti Di Musica” Ruggero Pegna, promoter of an all-Latin night that, on the opening, additionally gave voice to tasks by Enrico Cuomo, Mozik and Chiara Vescio: “I believe it was an impeccable night from all factors of view, beginning with the organizational facet. We have now revered the alphabet of the nice stay present as a lot as attainable (spectacular stage, ledwall, pyrotechnic results, and many others.), completely vital if we wish to set up the primary live performance in your metropolis of a brand new and vital actuality as Luigi Strangis, who has additionally given our method of presenting different Lametine abilities reminiscent of Enrico Cuomo, Mozik and Chiara Vescio to a brand new viewers.This afternoon Lamezia, due to the heat of this illustrious fellow citizen, has lit up , and I believe we’d like initiatives like this to carry enthusiasm again to this metropolis. We should help them, not hinder them. The forms should let those that know how one can produce in peace, I cannot tire of repeating it. And this -he concludes with a touch of controversy- is a transparent message”.











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