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2022 Personal Standards, Bestiario, Balkangiro

Personal Standards, Bestiario, Balkangiro

72nd Sanremo Festival

On 4th February 2022, Vinicio Capossela performed at Sanremo Festival with the singer-songwriter Giovanni Truppi and Mauro Pagani. The three performed a song by Fabrizio De André called «Nella mia ora di libertà». 

The song has been released as a single too. You can listen to it through all streaming platforms.

Ex-pònz at Dubai Expo

On 13th March 2022, Vinicio Capossela performed for the second time at Dubai's Expo; he performed a show that was focused on the themes of culture and cultivation, a theme that introduced the next edition of Sponz Fest. For this reason, the show was called «Ex-pònz”, a wordplay between Expo and Sponz. 


This concert focuses on earth, crops and land drawing inspiration from folkloristic heritage and bringing the outskirts of Italy into the spotlight, within the context of a universal exposition dedicated to sustainability. The title, "EX-ponz", refers to an experience that turns ten years old this year, the "Sponz Fest", an event held annually in the irpinian area of Italy. The tracks of the Earth Concert are mainly taken from the albums "Canzoni della Cupa" and "Ballate per Uomini e Bestie", which shed light on the relationship between humans, earth and animals.


Along with Capossela, the other musicians were Alessandro "Asso" Stefana, Victor Herrero, Andrea Lamacchia, Mikey Kenney and Peppe Leone. 

Volterra22: I want to dream of a man

On 2nd April 2022, Vinicio Capossela performed in Volterra, tuscan capital of culture, in two particular sets: during the first one, that started at 3 p.m., the artist and his musicians were hosted by Armando Punzo's Compagnia della Fortezza for a special show, because the music accompanied the acting of convicted actors. At night, Capossela performed his own concert too. 

Except for Capossela, two other artists joined the event: Giovanni Truppi, who sang «Nella mia ora di libertà», and Mariangela Capossela, who is going to work on the stories and the people who lived in the former psychiatric hospital. 

2nd April 2022: Vinicio Capossela and Compagnia della Fortezza in «I want to dream of a man»
2nd April 2022. Vinicio Capossela performs at Teatro Persio Flacco in Volterra.
Bibliopedic concert

On 23rd April 2022, at Taneto di Gattatico's Fuori Orario, historical club where the classic Christmas concert is held, Capossela performed a peculiar show. Its title «Bibliopedic concert» revealed the nature of the repertoire. In fact, he chose some of his own songs that come from the books that he loves the most. Every song has been introduced by a short reading of the book that inspired it. 

Setlist and books

𝐿𝑎 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑓𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑎 𝑑𝑒𝑙𝑙’𝑢𝑣𝑎 by John Fante

Accolita di rancorosi (from «Il ballo di San Vito»)


𝑆𝑢𝑙𝑙𝑎 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑑𝑎 by Jack Kerouac

Scatafascio (Scata scata) (from «Liveinvolvo»)


𝐿𝑎 𝑑𝑜𝑛𝑛𝑎 𝑝𝑖𝑢̀ 𝑏𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑎 𝑑𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑎 𝑐𝑖𝑡𝑡𝑎̀ (from Storie di ordinaria follia) by Charles Bukowski

Ultimo amore (from «Modì»)


𝐴𝑙𝑡𝑟𝑖 𝑙𝑖𝑏𝑒𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑖 by Pier Vittorio Tondelli

Stanco e perduto (from «All’una e trentacinque circa»)


𝐿’𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑔𝑛𝑜𝑙𝑜 𝑒 𝑙𝑎 𝑟𝑜𝑠𝑎 by Oscar Wilde

Con una rosa (from «Canzoni a Manovella»)


𝑈𝑏𝑢 𝑅𝑒 by Alfred Jarry

Decervellamento (from «Canzoni a manovella»)


𝑆𝑒 𝑞𝑢𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑜 𝑒̀ 𝑢𝑛 𝑢𝑜𝑚𝑜 by Primo Levi

Suona Rosamunda (from «Canzoni a manovella»)


𝑀𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑒 𝑎 𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑡𝑜 by Louis Ferdinand Céline

Bardamù (from «Canzoni a manovella»)


𝑄𝑜ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑒𝑡 by Guido Ceronetti

Non trattare (from «Ovunque Proteggi»)


𝑀𝑜𝑠𝑘𝑎 𝑃𝑒𝑡𝑢𝑠𝑘𝑖 by Venedict Erofeev

Moskavalza (from «Ovunque Proteggi»)


𝑀𝑒𝑡𝑎𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑓𝑜𝑠𝑖 by Ovidio

Medusa cha cha cha (from «Ovunque Proteggi»)


Sceneggiatura of 𝐸𝑑𝑖𝑝𝑜 𝑅𝑒 by Pasolini

Brucia Troia (from «Ovunque Proteggi»)


𝑅𝑎𝑐𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑖 𝑑𝑒𝑙𝑙’𝑂ℎ𝑖𝑜 by Sherwood Anderson

La faccia della terra (from «Da solo»)


𝑆𝑐𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑎𝑙𝑜 𝑛𝑒𝑔𝑙𝑖 𝑎𝑏𝑖𝑠𝑠𝑖 by Louis Ferdinand Céline

Pryntyl (from «Marinai, profeti e balene»)


𝑀𝑜𝑏𝑦 𝐷𝑖𝑐𝑘 by Herman Melville

L’oceano oilalà (from «Marinai, profeti e balene»)

I fuochi fatui (from «Marinai, profeti e balene»)


𝐿𝑜𝑟𝑑 𝐽𝑖𝑚 by Joseph Conrad

Lord Jim (from «Marinai, profeti e balene»)


𝐵𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝐵𝑢𝑑𝑑 by Herman Melville

Billy Budd (from «Marinai, profeti e balene»)


Homer's Odyssey

Dimmi Tiresia (from «Marinai, profeti e balene»)


Dante's Inferno

Nostos (from «Marinai, profeti e balene»)


𝐶𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑜 𝑠𝑖 𝑒̀ 𝑓𝑒𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑜 𝑎 𝐸𝑏𝑜𝑙𝑖 by Carlo Levi

Il treno (from «Canzoni della Cupa»)


𝐵𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑎 𝑑𝑒𝑙 𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑐𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑑𝑖 𝑅𝑒𝑎𝑑𝑖𝑛𝑔 by Oscar Wilde

Ballata del carcere di Reading (from «Ballate per uomini e bestie»)


𝐼 𝑚𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑖 𝑑𝑖 𝐵𝑟𝑒𝑚𝑎 by Grimm Brothers, translated in Italian by Antonio Gramsci

I musicanti di Brema (from «Ballate per uomini e bestie»)


𝐸𝑐𝑐𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑧𝑎 𝑒 𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑓𝑜 𝑑𝑒𝑙 𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑐𝑜 by Giulio Cesare Croce

Il testamento del porco (from «Ballate per uomini e bestie»)


𝑂𝑟𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑜 𝑓𝑢𝑟𝑖𝑜𝑠𝑜 by Ludovico Ariosto

Ariosto governatore (unreleased)


𝐺𝑖𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑜 𝑠𝑢 𝑔𝑖𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑜 by Gianni Mura

L’absent (unreleased)


𝐼𝑙𝑖𝑎𝑑𝑒. 𝑃𝑜𝑒𝑚𝑎 𝑑𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑎 𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑧𝑎 by Simone Weill

Ovunque Proteggi (from «Ovunque Proteggi»)


𝐿’𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑎 𝑡𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑎𝑧𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑒 by Nikos Kazantzakis

L’uomo vivo (from «Ovunque Proteggi»)

23rd April 2022: Bibliopedic concert at Fuori Orario

Video by Emiliana Aligeri. 

Ariosto Festival

On 8th and 9th August 2022, in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana (LU), took place a festival called «Di qua di là di su di giù»; it was dedicated to the figure of poet and governor Ludovico Ariosto, who lived between XV and XVI century. Vinicio Capossela was the art director of the festival. 

Rolling Sponz Review

Between July and August 2022, Vinicio Capossela performed the show Rolling Sponz Review, an extralarge concert with some of the musicians that are the soul of Sponz Fest, the summer festival held in Irpinia (Southern Italy) and directed by Vinicio Capossela. 


These have been the tour dates: 

9th July / Sogliano al Rubicone (FC) / Anteprima Sponz Fest

12th August / Latronico (PZ) / Open Sound

16th August / Avellino / Avellino Summer Fest

18th August / Lecce / Tagghiate Urban Factory

27th August / Calitri (AV) / Sponz Fest

17th August 2022. Rolling Sponz Review at Tagghiate Urban Fest in Lecce

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In November 2022, Vinicio Capossela embarked for a tour in the Balkan area with Vincenzo Vasi, Victor Herrero, Giovannangelo de Gennaro and Andrea Lamacchia. 


These were the tour dates: 

2nd November / Belgrado (Serbia) / Dom Omladine

4th November / Scutari (Albania) / Migjeni Theater

6th November / Tirana (Albania) / Opera and Ballet Theater

8th November / Peja (Kosovo) / Peja Jazz

9th November / Skopje (Northern Macedonia) / Museum of Macedonian Struggle