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CoreAcore

CoreAcore
CoreAcore
tradizione popolare con gusto rock contemporaneo
Picture by Antonio Barrella
CoreAcore
CoreAcore

“Being in the right place at the right time”.That's how Claudia Delli Ficorelli describes the birth of CoreAcore, a band that revisits traditional Roman folk through the filter of rock. It all started at an evening commemorating Roman singer-songwriter Gabriella Ferri. Claudia and her musicians decided to take part on condition that they could "re-interpret" in their own way one of Ferri's classics: Barcarolo Romano. It was a success. An unexpected one even for the band, who had never previously ventured into folk territory. But the original arrangements, and deep, husky voice of Claudia, so close emotionally to that of Ferri, enchanted the public. From there, in 2008, began the idea of CoreAcore – less of a band, more a large family with special guests: from Franco Califano and Francesco di Giacomo of Banco del Mutuo Soccorso (both of whom have since, unfortunately, passed away) to Vinicio Marchioni. Dozens of concerts in clubs and prisons, covers of traditional songs, intense study of Roman folk, followed by a desire to write new songs and the idea of recording their first album, Lottoventisette, produced by Maurizio Masi Banco. The title (Lot-twentyseven) takes its name from the lots in the Garbatella district, where Claudia has lived all her life. “I'm a woman of the people, despite myself”, she admits. She was the first to turn up her nose at folk (she studied singing with Maestro Rumbo, then moved on from rhythm'n'blues to rock) but when CoreAcore was born, an unknown and wonderful universe opened up to her.

It was the audiences that convinced her to carry on. After an evening at the historic Roman club Contestaccio, a young girl came over and told her, “When I saw it was a folk concert I just wanted to run away! But I stayed, and I haven't even been out for a smoke!”. Recognition has come from the critics too – at the 2014 Musicultura festival, CoreAcore won the prize for the best performance, reaching the finals and receiving the most votes from the jury of quality.

 

The story of CoreAcore has been written by Christian and Veronica Raimo, writers.

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