Sounds of the Dolomites: Penguin Cafe

High altitude concerts in Val di Fassa with the best interpreters of the music

Sounds of the Dolomites (I Suoni delle Dolomiti) is a unique high altitude music festival which brings musicians from across the world to the most beautiful mountains of the Alps. The idea is simple and at the same time fascinating: to combine the passion for music and the mountainsart and the environment, in a concert programme celebrating freedom and nature. Participants set off from the valley floor and head for clearings and hollows near the mountain refuges, natural theatres in which the music is performed in complete harmony with the surroundings. The festival features internationally renowned artists who, instruments on their shoulders, display their shared regard for the environment by joining the public in walking to the concert venues, on what is both an art and a nature trail. It’s the outcome of the cooperation between Trentino Marketing and the Val di Fassa Tourist Board.


Sounds of the Dolomites: Penguin Cafe. Music for explorers of boundless spaces. Ciampac (Alba di Canazei), at 12.00 p.m.

Programme: arthur Jeffes is the son of the sculptor Emily Young and Simon Jeffes, who in 1974 founded the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, one of those groups that left an indelible mark on the history of contemporary music, so much so that their first album "Music from the Penguin Café" - released by Brian Eno′s Obscure Records in 1976 - is considered by many to be a forerunner of world music. In fact, Simon Jeffes had developed a keen interest in ethnic music and African styles which he then brought to the Penguin Cafe Orchestra in that unique mix of attention to melody and desire to experiment. This hybrid approach moves across different geographical spaces and different musical periods and it infused all their albums until the death of that extraordinary musician. Arthur Jeffes, eclectic musician and composer, a pianist with an interest in the music of space and who has written several pieces for NASA′s Kepler project, is now frontman of Penguin Café, founded after the 2007 tribute to his father and the formation of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra. He went on to transform the line-up bringing in musicians that included Cass Browne of Gorillaz, Neil Codling of Suede, Oli Langford of Florence and the Machine and Darren Berry of Razorlight. The three albums they have released retain the basic musical structure of Jeffes senior, but it is combined with new sensibilities brought by Arthur and his companions. The result is a pervasive and at times celestial music, always inquiring and with the ability to bring distant universes together.


Getting there: from Alba di Canazei on the Ciampac cabin lift and then on foot. Walking time 20 minutes. On the day of the concert it is possible to go on an excursion accompanied by the local Alpine guides (free for the Val di Fassa Card and Trentino Guest Card holders). Info and enrolment: Phone +39 0462 609550 (Tourist Office of Alba), from 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. The concerts of Sounds of the Dolomites are for free. We suggest to reach the venue at least one hour before the scheduled time.

In case of bad weather the concert will be held at 5.30 p.m. at the Theatre Navalge in Moena. A limited number of tickets will be available from 3.30 p.m.

For more information: official web site Sounds of the Dolomites



You may also like ...

124 results

European Day of Mountain Refuges

23/06/2019
Top Event

Sounds of the Dolomites: trek with Avi Avital, Giovanni Sollima

28/06/2019 - 30/06/2019 Campitello di Fassa
Top Event

Ronan Le Bars

20/06/2019 Arco

Festa della Musica

21/06/2019 Arco

Live music with ’I Bonderes’

21/06/2019 Campitello di Fassa

Concert of the Valfassa choir

21/06/2019 Vigo di Fassa

IV European Day of Mountain Refuges

23/06/2019 Canazei

Galax Sax

25/06/2019 Riva del Garda

Ensemble Jazz del Conservatorio - Jazz concert

25/06/2019 Riva del Garda

The Blue Icos on stage

27/06/2019 Campitello di Fassa

Sounds of the Dolomites: Avi Avital, Giovanni Sollima

30/06/2019 Campitello di Fassa

Val di Fassa Panorama Music - The Lost Boys

04/07/2019 Canazei

Accordion concert

05/07/2019 Soraga

Fiemme and Fassa Concertina Festival

06/07/2019 Moena

Oltrasuoni Festival & Tamburock

05/07/2019 - 06/07/2019 Dro

Serata musicale con Pierpaolo Petta

07/07/2019 Vigo di Fassa

European Day of Mountain Refuges

On June 23th, a special event dedicated to high mountain hospitality and singing traditions

Read more ...

Sounds of the Dolomites: trek with Avi Avital, Giovanni Sollima

Walking in the mountain to the sound of music

Read more ...

Ronan Le Bars

Traditional celtic music concert

Read more ...

Festa della Musica

Come and enjoy a spectacular day of free musical events!

Read more ...

Live music with ’I Bonderes’

Live music with the local group "I Bonderes"

Read more ...

Concert of the Valfassa choir

Mountain voices, Valfassa choir performs in Vigo

Read more ...

IV European Day of Mountain Refuges

IV European Day of Mountain Refuges. A special event dedicated to high mountain hospitality and singing traditions

Read more ...

Galax Sax

Saxophone concert

Read more ...

Ensemble Jazz del Conservatorio - Jazz concert

Music by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn

Read more ...

The Blue Icos on stage

Summer concert at the main square in Campitello

Read more ...

Sounds of the Dolomites: Avi Avital, Giovanni Sollima

High altitude concerts in Val di Fassa with the best interpreters of the music

Read more ...

Val di Fassa Panorama Music - The Lost Boys

Concert of blues-rock music at Belvedere

Read more ...

Accordion concert

Musical entertainment in collaboration with the local music school "Il Pentagramma"

Read more ...

Fiemme and Fassa Concertina Festival

The sound of accordion

Read more ...

Oltrasuoni Festival & Tamburock

Free Rock concerts

Read more ...

Serata musicale con Pierpaolo Petta

Concert with Fisarmonica

Read more ...

Events