Enzo Avitabile presents Sacro SUD 2023, free concerts in Naples

Enzo Avitabile in concert
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Immerse yourself in the magic of Sacred SOUTH, international festival which transforms every year Napoli on a stage of world cultures and sounds. From the December 11, 2023 to January 6 2024, the city is dressed in musical notes, combining international artists and local traditions.

It is a unique sensorial journey, which ranges from sacred music to popular rhythms, in historic places of Naples. An unforgettable experience with free concerts and performances that touch the soul.

The new edition of Sacro Sud 2023

Sacred SOUTH it's not just a festival, it's a celebration of unity through music. Every year, under the visionary guidance of Enzo Avitabile, Naples comes alive with this exceptional event. Artists from all over the world come together to share their art in places full of history and spirituality.

From Portuguese Fado al contemporary jazz, each performance is a meeting between tradition and innovation. Sacred SOUTH it is an ode to cultural diversity, an invitation to discover and appreciate the many facets of world music. Here, sacred sounds blend with profane melodies, creating a unique atmosphere where every note tells a story, every rhythm is a step towards global harmony. It is a transformative experience, which enriches not only the hearing but also the soul.

The complete program

  • 11 December: Starts with Frida Bollani Magoni, followed by the eclectic Operaquartet when it comes to Basilica of San Giacomo degli Spagnoli.
  • 15 December: Enzo Avitabile presents “Devotions” at Basilica of San Domenico Maggiore, uniting big names in world music.
  • 16 December: The Church of Santa Maria Donnaregina Vecchia hosts Cristina Branco, icon of Portuguese Fado.
  • 19 December: The kamancheh virtuoso, Kayhan Kalhor, in duo with Erdal Erzincan, enchants the same church.
  • 21 December: A musical dialogue between Markus Stockhausen and Alireza Mortazavi, who explore new sonic frontiers.
  • 6 January: Enzo Avitabile closes the festival with “Naples & Africa”, combining different sounds in the Church of San Francesco and Santa Chiara in Ponticelli.

Every day of Sacred SOUTH it is an opportunity to immerse yourself in a world of sounds and cultures, on a musical journey that crosses continents and genres.

How to participate in Sacred South

The fourth edition of this festival, which inaugurates the musical programming of City of Naples for “Christmas in Naples 2023”, offers all its concerts completely price quotation. But it's important to remember that Access to the events requires a reservation anticipated. To guarantee your place, you must book through Eventbrite.

Reservations open seven days before each concert, offering everyone a fair chance to participate.

  • Where: Napoli
  • When: from Monday 11 December 2023 to Saturday 06 January 2024
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Written by Andrew Navarro
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