Sardinia Anima Mundi Press release

In Cuglieri on 27th, 28th, 2th and 30th December, the Festival “Sardinia Anima Mundi”: discovering Montiferru among Culture Art Food and Music 

The first edition of the festival organized in Cuglieri is called “Sardinia Anima Mundi”, from Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th December. 
Four intense days to discover the centre of the Montiferru area strolling through its history, art, music and rich itineraries of taste and local heritage. 
On 27th December the show-conference with Dario Vergassola.
The town of Cuglieri, located between the mountains of the Montiferru region and the sea, maintains an extraordinary concentration of historical and natural elements that have fascinated travelers along the centuries. “Sardinia Anima Mundi” wants to show everyone the richness of this cultural and environmental heritage through the dimensions of spirituality and merrymaking. 
This winter edition of the project will be held in four days, starting from 27th to 30th December, and includes shows, concerts, food and craft workshops, exhibitions and excursions.
The activities will be open every day at 12.00pm with the itinerary of local food and crafts that will offer a series of stalls with refreshments and workshops for wine, bread and cheese making along the ancient streets of the town centre, spread all around the majestic cathedral of Saint Mary, Our Lady of the Snows.
You can examine Cuglieri and the Montiferru region even closer thanks to exhibitions about the landscape and its history, taking part to guided tours in the churches, losing yourself in the history of the territory between archaeology and Medieval Times, discovering herbal folk remedies in the park of the old Seminary. 
Sardinia Anima Mundi” is an original cultural offer of great quality that will begin on 27th December with a show-conference held by Dario Vergassola, actor and author renown to the TV audience; Vergassola will tell us the story of Cuglieri located between the mountains and the sea, together with the archaeologist Salvatore De Vincenzo and other guests. During the meeting we will retrace the steps that led to the foundation and development of the town, from prehistory to Medieval Times. We will talk about the Punic-Roman town called Cornus, tied to the Sardinian hero Amsicora. We will also talk about the ancient Gurulis Nova to then speak about the Medieval period with the feud of Montiferru and the noble lineage of the Zatrillas family. 
On 27th and 28th December there is an appointment with the amazing polyphonic tradition of the towns in Montiferru offered by two choirs of Cuglieri: “Sos Cantores”, who will do their show on Tuesday 27th with the repertoire “Sa treighina de Sant’Antoni”, and “Su Cuncordu de Cuglieri” who will sing on 28th December with a concert entitled “Mater Divini Infantis”. The clarity and complexity in the articulation of the harmonization and the counterpoints of the voices make the style of Cuglieri unique in the field of “a concordu” singing, with a repertoire and a mastery comparable to the best polyphonic traditions of the world. 
Among the events offered on 29th December, there is the narration of a fascinating historical event partially wrapped up in mystery: the Story of Donna Francesca Zatrillas, a storytelling show by Enedina Sanna who will narrate the event set in the Spanish Sardinia of the Seventeenth century, between Cagliari and Cuglieri, with scene music composed and recorded by Enzo Favata. The moments of greater intensity will be underlined by the songs of the choir “Sos Cantores”.  
On 30th December the day will be animated by the workshops and exhibitions until 5:00 pm when, along the streets of the town centre, an itinerary of folk songs will start, performed by the choirs of Cuglieri “Sos Cantores” and “Su Cuncordu de Cuglieri” with the participation of the choir Cuncordu of the town Cheremule and their Christmas songs. 
The Festival will end on 30th December with a special event that debuts in Montiferru: the “Enzo Favata Tangerine Quartet”, a new production signed by the saxophone player from Alghero, an enchanting trip into the electronic psychedelic world, inspired by the space rock lesson of the“Tangerine Dream” and their contemporaries, in an evocative fusion with the melodic lines that have always characterized the sound of the Sardinian musician. Besides the sax and the live electronics of Enzo Favata, the “Tangerine Quartet” puts together Marcello Peghin at the electric guitars, the young drummer Alessandro Cau, who blends together percussions, samplers and electronic filters, and Salvatore Maiore who adds to this project the sound of the acoustic double bass played with the bow.
All the events have free admission.
The project “Sardinia Anima Mundi” is promoted by the Town Council of Cuglieri, with the support of the Regional Department for Tourism and the participation of the Association Attività Produttive of the town, The Cultural Associations, the Guilds and the Youth Council.
The organization is managed by the  Association Jana Project.


PROGRAM
Tuesday 27th December
From 12.00 pm
Itinerary of local tastes and crafts
Exhibitions and workshops
At 12.00pm and 3.00 pm Parco del Seminario
Guided tour with the expert in folk herbal remedies Gianpaolo Demartis
At  5.30pm Church of Sant’Antonio
Concert of the choir Sos Cantores di Cuglieri
Sa treighina de Sant’Antoni”
At 7.30pm
Teatro del Seminario
Cuglieri e la sua storia tra la montagna e il  mare”
Show with Dario Vergassola
Attended by the archaeologist Prof. Salvatore De Vincenzo and other guests.
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Wednesday 28th December
From 12.00pm
Itinerary of local tastes and crafts
Exhibitions and workshops
Itinerary to visit churches
At 12.00pm and 3.00 pm Parco del Seminario
Guided tour with the expert in folk herbal remedies
At 8.00pm Chiesa di Nostra Signora del Carmelo 
Concert of the Choir Su Cuncordu de Cuglieri
Mater Divini Infantis
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Thursday 29th December
At 11.00am Excursion to Casteddu Etzu
From 12.00pm
Itinerary of local tastes and crafts
Exhibitions and workshops
Itinerary to visit churches
At 3.00pm Parco del Seminario
Guided tour with the expert in folk herbal remedies
At 7,30pm – Teatro del Seminario
Storytelling and music show
The story of Donna Francesca Zatrillas, countess of Cuglieri and marchioness of Sietefuentes
Enedina Sanna, narrating voice and Choir of Cuglieri “Sos Cantores”
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Friday 30th December
From 12.00pm
Itinerary of local tastes and crafts
Exhibitions and workshops
At 12.00pm and 3.00pm Parco del Seminario
Guided tour with the expert in folk herbal remedies
At 5.00pm
Itinerary of choires throughout the streets of of the town
Sos Cantores, Su Cuncordu de Cuglieri, Su Cuncordu de Cheremule
At 7,30 Teatro del Seminario
Concert “Tangerine quartet”
Enzo Favata  soprano saxophone, clarinets, live electronics
Marcello Peghin electric guitars, live electronics
Salvatore Maiore double bass, live electronics
Alessandro Cau drums, laptop, live electronics
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All the shows have free admission
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