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22 Jun.

Carmen Consoli



She was the first Italian artist to set foot on the stage of the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, the only Italian to participate in Ethiopia in the celebrations of the anniversary of Bob Marley’s death, she performed as a headliner in Central Park, and achieved 3 sold-out shows in a row in New York.

She founded her own label – Narciso, drew inspiration from Verga and mythology, included Arabic and French in her songs, was the first woman in the long history of Club Tenco to win the Targa Tenco for Best Album of the Year with Elettra, and the first woman to be appointed as the Maestro Concertatore for the Concertone della Notte della Taranta.

Named a Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF and Ambassador of Telefono Rosa, she is the only artist to have won the Amnesty International Italy Award twice with “Mio zio” and “L’uomo Nero”: Carmen Consoli’s career is dotted with firsts.

But, above all, Carmen is a “magnificent combination of a rocker and an intellectual…a voice full of pain, compassion, and strength” (Jon Pareles, New York Times). Her discography has been celebrated by critics and the public alike, as well as her surprising and rich live activity that has seen her triumph in theaters, arenas, and sports halls, with always different formations and in constantly new musical roles, between acoustic and electronic, between experimentation and constant references to her Sicily.

Many international stars appreciate her music, from David Byrne who chose her for his Meltdown Festival in 2015, to Robert Plant with whom she shared the stage at the Lucca Summer Festival 2022, from Peter Gabriel who wanted her at the Womad Festival of 2023, to Elvis Costello with whom she shared a memorable tour in August 2023.

Carmen Consoli’s concert is part of the rich program of Sphera, the new format of Tones on the Stones.