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The idea of the Meeting was born in 2020 from a group of operators of the musical chain of Sicilian origins: Federica Ceppa, Giulio Castronovo, Dario Caretto and Enrico Cantaro. Their goal is to create a place where they can tell the many facets of this environment to the public and professionals who want to discuss the most varied topics related to the world of music and entertainment. This idea takes shape in 2022, the year of the first edition of the SICILY MUSIC CONFERENCE | MEETING & FESTIVAL (THE PROGRAM ON THE SITE). The watchwords of this second edition will be ACCESSIBILITY And SUSTAINABILITY: nowadays we can no longer ignore these two important values: “We have been working for over 20 years for music and culture and we believe that it is a duty for any organizer to work to leave no one behind and to protect our planet”. he claims Federica CeppaCo-founder & Head of Strategy Sicily Music Conference. «For this reason we will address these two issues from all points of view, because being accessible means designing events that can also be used by the disabled and being sustainable means on the one hand giving value to the work of the music sector and on the other protecting the environment. We will question and we will interview our guests to understand if and how to face this new challenge”. These two macro areas will be analyzed through a broad and articulated path that finds its guidelines in the 17 Objectives for Sustainable Development – Sustainable Development Goals – or, SDGs, objectives designed to modify the system of the cultural sector (but not only) and of the industry linked to it in order to achieve these important goals. Three days to deepen and therefore discuss topics among the most significant and current in order to authentically and faithfully evaluate the present picture of the sector, that of entertainment, which still needs reforms and measures to continue to grow. Awareness of the urgency of a change (made even more necessary by the pandemic) has activated many of the insiders who have given life to small, big revolutions by creating safer, more inclusive and eco-friendly events.
In this second edition, the Sicily Music Conference will have the honor of hosting the songwriter and producer MEGwho in those days will be in the city for the first of the two Sicilian dates of his “Vesuvius Tour” (May 19 – Candlei, Palermo | May, 20th – RetronovaMessina) e DARIO MANGIARACINA (The List Representative). Darius will open the SMC on May 18 with a meeting at the Liceo Basile while meg he will meet the students of Liceo De Cosmi the next day.
On May 18 Meg and Dario will participate together in the FIRST ARTISTIC RESIDENCE of the Sicily Music Conference (an experience very similar to the song writing camp) at the INDIGO STUDIOS a residential production space in the heart of Palermo and founded in 2015, inside the historic Palazzo Lampedusa. Indigo is also a cultural enterprise that through sound and services for the world of music and entertainment wants to interpret the spirit of a new Mediterranean, of which Palermo is one of the centers of gravity. Among the clients Paolo Nutini, Dimartino, Fabrizio Cammarata, Nicolò Carnesi but also important labels (Maciste Dischi, Picicca, Garrincha, Sugar, Universal, Warner, Sony) and television giants such as Amazon, Netflix, Disney, Rai, Sky.
Between the two big names also a young artist from Palermo AURORA D’AMICO: born in 1993, she made her debut very young and immediately enjoyed considerable success thanks to her videos, which soon became viral, on Tik Tok. Her roots are well established in Folk music with her latest single “Feelings” reaching almost 100 thousand views on YouTube.