For the first time performing outside Europe since the beginning of the pandemic, the musicians performed two original versions of contemporary Italian jazz music, composed by Guidi himself, amid a very warm reception by the Iranian audience, according to a press release by the Italian Embassy.
The first piece, entitled, ‘Little Italy’, was held at Vahdat Hall on February 14, and presented as a highlight of the 37th Fajr Music Festival.
“Little Italy, a musical tale of migration, narrates countless stories of those Italians who set out into the unknown in search of fortune, opportunities, or simply dignity,” said Guidi about ‘Little Italy’. “It is the story of young women and men, who left everything, risked everything, lost everything, or found everything.”
The second piece, an acoustic piano performance entitled, ‘100 love letters,’ broadcast live on Instagram, was held for a limited audience at the residence of the Italian Ambassador in Tehran, Giuseppe Perrone, as a tribute to prominent Italian writer, poet and film director Pier Paolo Pasolini, on the 100th anniversary of his birth.
“Guidi’s musical tribute to Pasolini, a prominent Italian intellectual, who established a special bond with Iran, the land he chose to shoot his movie ‘The Flower of the One Thousand and One Nights,’ is particularly telling about the robust historic relationship between Italy and Iran,” said Perrone. “It exemplifies the importance attached by the Italian Embassy in Tehran to highlighting the spectacular cultural interaction existing between the two countries.”
Source: Iran Daily