A concert by Italian singer-songwriter and saxophonist Enzo Avitabile, one of the leading interpreters of “World Music”, was organised on 6 May by the Italian Embassy in Tripoli in collaboration with the Department of Antiquities of Libya (DoA). The concert, “Acoustic World”, took place in the splendid setting of Tripoli’s Red Castle and presented the last 12 years of the artist’s record production in an acoustic key. Accompanying him on stage were musicians Gianluca Di Fenza and Emidio Ausiello.
Such an event adds a new element to the cultural promotion activities supported by the Italian Diplomatic Mission in close coordination with its Libyan partners. A large audience enthusiastically welcomed Enzo Avitabile’s performance, further proof of the great interest and attention paid by the Libyan people to Italian culture and art.
Particularly appreciated during the concert were the moments in which the Italian musical tradition dialogued with the Libyan one. Italian musical tradition dialogued with Libya’s in a “warm” encounter of emotions and intertwining of history, traditions and musical innovation. Contributing to this unique opportunity were the Libyan singers Nadal Fathi Kahlou and Aiman Al Shatani, who presented some local songs at the concert’s opening, followed by a duet with Enzo Avitabile interpreting “Carmela”, one of the most representative songs of the Neapolitan musical tradition by the great composer Sergio Bruni.