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Specchi di confine festival kicks off in the two 'Gorizias'

(ANSA) - GORIZIA, 09 LUG - Titled specchi di confine/Zrcala Meje, the new festival, running from July 25 to August 3, explores the concept of boundaries in an area where two cities observe, reflect, and recognize each other. This project is part of Go!2025 - Gorizia Nova Gorica European Capital of Culture. Without boundaries, even in its organization, the festival results from a joint effort by Circolo Controtempo from Cormòns and Slovenian partner Kud Morgan, in collaboration with Goriški Muzej. It will feature music, art, books, writers, meetings, and experiences showcasing the culinary and wine excellence of the Collio/Brda region. It will also intertwine with the sixth edition of the Musiche dal mondo/Glasbe Sveta festival, which will bring prominent international music names to Villa de Nordis in Gorizia and Kromberk Castle in Nova Gorica. Among them are French guitarist Biréli Lagrène (July 27, Gorizia), the "Saharan blues" star Bombino (August 1, Nova Gorica), Cuban composer, cellist, and singer Ana Carla Maza (July 25, Gorizia), the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra (July 26, Gorizia), the duo of contemporary oud king Dhafer Youssef and Norwegian jazz guitarist Eivind Aarset (July 30, Nova Gorica), and Richard Galliano with a concert dedicated to Gershwin (August 3, Nova Gorica). Norman Beaker, a prominent figure in the British blues scene for 40 years, will perform at the preview on July 13 in Lokve. The participating writers, all speaking at 6 PM at the Ex Ferramenta Krainer in Gorizia and all sharing a sensitivity to the theme of boundaries, will be Alessandro Canella (July 25), Michele Obit (July 26) in dialogue with Maurizio Mattiuzza, then Stefano Montello (July 27) and Anna Cecchini (July 28). On Saturday, July 13, the entire day will be dedicated to the preview event "Festival Beer & Blues" in the small town of Lokve, a fraction of Nova Gorica. (ANSA).