Journalist Carlos Polimeni, singer Gabriela Torres and composer Lolo Micucci will present the show “Cancinos Intervenidas” on May 25 at 11 p.m., at Café Berlin in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Villa Devoto, a prologue that reveals the stories behind popular compositions.
Maria Elena Walsh, Luis Alberto Spinetta, Chico Burque and Homero Manzi are some of the many authors addressed during the show, although from an unprecedented perspective that allows new interpretations by the public.
In “Canciones Intervenidas”, a show divided into individual chapters that can already be seen at Rondemann Abasto, among other places, Polimeni tells the idiosyncratic story behind songs deeply rooted in collective memory, which is later taken over by Torres’ voice and Micucci’s piano.
For this reason, the invitation to the show emphasizes that it is an experience that proposes “hearing rather than listening”.
“Polimeni reveals secrets, which enhance interpretation and listening. The interpretation of the song wins a lot because people are drawn into that back story,” Micucci explained to Telem.
In this sense, he insisted that “it is music intervened by stories, or rather stories intervened by music.”
But at the same time, the composer explained that “there is a common thread” among the chapters because “they are songs that are sung by Kasturi.”
“For everyone it’s something new. For ‘Polly’ it’s that it’s accompanied by live musicians, and for us it’s the theoretical framework it gives the song before interpretation”, he concluded.