Musica Spiccia wins the Alberto Cesa Prize 2020

The band Musica Spiccia won the final of the competition Premio Folkest – Alberto Cesa 2020, a prestigious prize included in the 42nd edition of Folkest.
The final took place on Monday 5th October in Spilimbergo and the best group among eight finalists was voted by a jury of journalists, musicians and producers composed by John Vignola, Elisabetta Malantrucco, Duccio Pasqua, Claudia Brugnetta, Alessandro Nobis, Daniel Spizzo, Maurizio Bettelli, Edoardo De Angelis, Teresa De Sio, Elena Ledda, Alessandro d’Alessandro, Silvio Orlandi and Mauro Palmas.
The Lombard group received yesterday evening from the Councillor for Culture Ester Filipuzzi and Andrea Del Favero, artistic director of Folkest, together with Alberto Grassetti of Friulovest Banca and the singer and artistic director of the Parodi Award Elena Ledda, a painting by the spilimberghese painter Cesare Serafino as well as winning participation in the next Folkest, the 2021 edition and the Nuovo Imaie award worth a total of 15,000 euros for the realization of a tour.
More than a group Musica Spiccia is a real orchestra that is characterized as a transgenerational reality: about thirty musicians of all ages from ten to the “anta”, children and adolescents, adults who play from memory a vast repertoire of over a hundred pieces of music from the world and perform in concerts and shows.
They have also recorded 5 CDs, one of which in Cape Verde with the local group of the Baptistinhas brothers and have participated in various events, festivals and competitions throughout Italy and Cape Verde.
Third place went to the group Mesudì from Lazio while the second prize went to the Violoncelli Itineranti with Ana Pilat, an Italian-Croatian and Slovenian musical union.
During Folkest, the Premio Letterario Parole e Musica 2020 was also awarded to the former members of the group Le Scimmie di Modena, namely Nara Gavioli Costanzini, on bass and Arianna Ferrari, the drummer of the group, with their “Note ribelli, in viaggio con le Scimmie dall’Emilia al beat rock progressivo” (Artestampa 2019) the female rock of the Monkeys of Emilia in the pages of Nara Gavioli, in which she tells the unique story of the all-female group born in the late 60s. They may have been the first all-girl rock band in Italy, but few people remember Le Scimmie, a band that from Emilia has played on the stages of clubs and squares all over Italy in nine years of activity, from 1966 to 1974 experiencing adventurous journeys by train, hitchhiking and van among speakers, guitars, amplifiers and laughter.