Carmen Consoli: Special Guest for Joe’s Pub 10th Anniversary
This time her voice will be accompanied by guitar, accordion and traditional Sicilian instruments in a completely new show entitled “Anello Mancante” (Missing Ring). The Sicilian singer will re-interpreter her by-now classics in a minimalist fashion, so to denude them up to their intimate essence.
In an intimate atmosphere, Consoli will retrace with her public her career as a songwriter, citing the figures of the Italian artistic panorama that have inspired and guided her the most. Among them, the writer and director Pier Paolo Pasolini, the roman singer and showgirl Gabriella Ferri and many exponents of the Italian and international cinema industry.
The 34-year-old Sicilian singer-writer has already experienced ten years of great successes. In her song she talks with elegance, sensibility and passion of wide themes such as love, illness, family, and friendship. Although her point of view tends to be often feminine – and sometimes feminist – she has managed to conquer also the male public with her original mixture of Italian classic style with indie-rock influences, bossa nova rhythms and jazz and blues-inspired riffs.
By creating this unequalled she is now considered to be the most successful and famous contemporary Italian female singer.
Numbers speak out: Consoli registers on her records six studio albums and two live albums, all platinum in Italy. Her last effort, Eva Contro Eva" (Eve Against Eve), after debuting as Number One on the Italian charts in May 2006, also launched the artist in the USA.
The album was registered in Catania-the artist’s hometown-and was introduced in our country by Universal Music Latino. In her new work the attention is focused on the contradictions - the beauties and hardships- Consoli encounters in contemporary life in Sicily.
The artist is in effect still deeply attached to her origins despite to the fame she gained. It, in turn, allowed her to be honored with several awards: the MTV Italian Music Award for Best Video (Parole di Burro) in 2001; Best Female Artist at the Italian Music Awards in 2002 and 2003 and Best Song at the Taormina Film Festival for the soundtrack of the international hit film "L'Ultimo Bacio" (The Last Kiss) – from which Zach Braff got the inspiration for his recent film “The Last Kiss”.
Fame has also strengthen the artist’s engagement in beneficial and humanitarian projects: in May 2004 she participated in Quincy Jones ' "We Are The Future" project, a live concert that took place at the Circus Maximus in Rome, organized to raise funds to support children in war-torn zones.
Moreover, after being chosen to represent Italy at the Africa Unite concert in Ethiopia,-organized to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Bob Marley's birth- in May 2006 she was also nominate Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.
Carmen Consoli’s journey is now taking her back to the USA. New York audience is thus invited to assist to the performance of this extraordinarily talented vocalist and writer and to celebrate with her “Joe’s Pub” milestone anniversary.
Wed. 10/1/08 - Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette Street. Sets at 7:30pm and 9:30pm
Info.: http://www.joespub.com/component/option,com_shows/task,view/Itemid,40/id,2217 or 212-967-7555