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The Sounds of the Dolomites

Chesaba: Abel Selaocoe, Sidiki Dembele, Ali McMath

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Following the routes of new African sounds

We have always tended to simplify what we don't know. And for us the culture of Africa is too often seen as asingle entity. Yet it is a continent of extraordinary richness and cultural variety, which Chesaba exemplify with their musical project, an exploratory journey into a continent from north to south, from the Ivory Coast to South Africa. The result is an eclectic and explosive blend of cello, kora, n'goni and percussion, of voices and languages - such as Bambara, Zulu, Sotho, Tswana - that combines traditional African music, like that of the griots, with new musical styles, jazz and classical. Their successful debut at Manchester's prestigious Band on the Wall was the start of a series of performances at major festivals that included the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Womad and the Manchester Jazz Festival.

Location: Le Palù, in Varena municipality

How to get there:
by car from Cavalese to loc. Bancoline (Varena territory) and then on foot, 25 minutes walk , 50 meters vertical ascent, difficulty T
by car from Cavalese to Varena (car park) then continue on foot, 30 minute walk, 150 meters vertical ascent, difficulty T

Parking in the village of Varena:
Nuova square, Corriere square and Cantelger str.

Other parking: 
Loc. Bancoline (close to the restaurant “La Baita” )

Guided walk to the concert venue with Trentino Mountain Guides:
Route: naturalistic walk accompained from Daiano to the concert venue, 2 hours, vertical ascent 250 metres, difficulty E
To take part:
there is a charge and bookings must be made in advance with the Dolomites Experience Mountain Guides on +39 348 8271988
free - places are limited and must be booked in advance at the Val di Fiemme tourist office on +39 0462 241111 - for holders of:
Trentino Guest Card, online bookings also at

Alternative venue in case of bad weather: 5.30 pm Palafiemme, Cavalese. A limited number of tickets will be available from 3.30 pm


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