African Sounds And “Noisy” Music on Show: N’Dour and Stomp Come to Rome


Rock, pop, classical music. Rome had great concerts of these traditional kinds of music in the last few weeks thanks to the U2, Lang Lang and Prince. And it will have Sting on stage on November 10.

But music is an incredibly varied form of art and goes well beyond these categories. That’s why we thought it would be useful to know what else is on offer in Rome.

On November 7, Africa’s most famous singer Youssou N’Dour will perform in auditorium Parco della Musica. Senegalese, UNICEF ambassador, actively committed to fight drought, apartheid, HIV and slavery, N’Dour is one of the big names of world music, with his ability to mix multiethnic music languages, African sound and pop with three different languages: english, french and wolof. His concert will start Sunday at 9 pm in 30, Viale Pietro de Coubertin. Online tickets on sale here

From November 9 to November 17, instead, musical noises will please your ears 🙂 Stomp, written and directed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, has no words – everyone can understand it. Stomp is eight individuals playing great music out of tools, tyres, bins and other common objects of daily life. It has little or no melody in the traditional sense, so it doesn’t matter if your taste in music is jazz, classical, dance or pop. Stomp is about rhythm, which is common to all cultures. It is a group of people who use simple building blocks to create something complex. The show will be held at Teatro Olimpico, in 17, Piazza Gentile da Fabriano at 9 pm, except Sunday – 6 pm. Online tickets available here and here.