4 Haziran 2010 Cuma

opop (with fanfare ciocarlia) - aco bocina with fanfare ciocarlia

Aco Bocina started playing the guitar at nine, that is, as soon as he was able to handle one, and he went right away at his first music school. His artistic background develops and is still developing in his constant wandering around the world. His passion for mandolin first made him write music for this small – yet great – instrument and then play it. Still very young, he went all around Europe both as a soloist and as First Mandolin in a great orchestra.

The release of “Modern Mandolin”, his first album recorded and published in Germany in 1986, is soon followed by his decision to choose Italy as his new home. In this first production Aco offers the music he always based his career upon, that “Mediterranean Music”, a very broad concept, that he founded himself. In Italy Aco started working together with Curci Editions that, apart from showing faith in his prowess as a composer by buying rights over some of his pieces, uses his undisputed technical abilities to produce “Mandolino Facile”, a small method for the instrument on which he shows his technique. Soon thereafter he works on Pierangelo Bertoli’s album “Oracoli”, gets the International Award for Culture “San Valentino d’Oro” and performs on the opening ceremony for 1994 Cycling World Championship at the “Tindaris” open-air theatre at Tindari (ME), broadcasted live by RAI 1.

In 1995 his second album “Ad Libitum”, published by Bumshiva Music, shows once again his gift for musical composition and his ability to turn well-known songs into something new . The subsequent period is marked by participations at some high-level events: a concert at Teatro Smeraldo in Milan, a performance at a fund-raising concert against AIDS in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and his showing as opening act for Matt Bianco at PalaTrussardi (now PalaVobis) are just examples. In the meantime he keeps on showing on TV at different occasions: the “Maurizio Costanzo Show”, “Uno Mattina”, Red Ronnie’s “Help” and “Fuego” are just examples.

In 1997 his piece for guitar “Amor y Fuego”, published with Warner Chappel, goes in “105 for you – Disco Latino”, a compilation, and Aco plays together with Chieftains in their concert at the “Teatro delle Verdure” in Palermo, toghether with the symphonic orchestra of “Teatro Massimo”. In 1999 he publishes, again with Warner Chappel (meanwhile he also published with them the maxi-single “Aco Bocina”) the album “Rumba Tzigana”. It’s also thanks to this production that “Musica! Rock & Altro”, the weekly insert of “La Repubblica” claims he’s the “new hero of gipsy rumba”. During this year he takes his music abroad by successfully participating at “Walnut Valley Mandolin Championship”, part of the “Walnut Valley Festival” that takes place every year in Kansas (USA).

Back in Italy he plays once again in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan for a fundraising gig to support Exodus, an association that helps recovering from drug abuse. In 2000, a year that opens with a concert at the Malpensa airport, he performs in many important Italian ethnic music festivals: “Festa della Musica” in Milan (in cooperation with “Corriere della Sera” that published the festival’s CD also featuring Aco’s “Hombres Azules”), “Mundus 2000” in Reggio Emilia, “Suoni e voci della sera” in Modena, “Notturni d’Arte 2000” in Padua and “Festival Europeo della Cultura Zingara” in Rome.

2001 saw the release of Aco’s new album, made between Milan and Bucarest with Fanfare Ciociarlia, featured in five of the ten tracks. Among the most important performances this year we remember the second participation at “Mundus”, the show on “Lago Nord” with Willie de Ville, the performance at Caldarola’s Teatro Comunale for “Tuttiteatri” and the appearance as guest star at the award “Virginia Reiter” at Storchi Teatre in Modena. After the CD’s launch at FNAC in Milan in 23 October and four promotional exhibitions for the album at the Roialto in Milan in November, the year closed with a beautiful concert in Vittorio Emanuele square, in the very heart of Nuoro, together with Gypsy Queen Esma Redzepova. ( devamı: http://www.acobocina.it/)

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