Yesterday ... M.U.R.A was happening, here in the centro storico, in Genova.
It was fantastic! I kid you not. They promised 2 days, 16 hours, 30 locations and 40 events.
I don't know if they kept their promises but I can only presume they did because ... the quality of the artists performing was so high that there was no way to see and hear everyone. I wanted to linger and listen everywhere I went.
I heard Raffaele Kohler, play trumpet at a concert a few years ago, here in Genova. I never forgot being completely stunned by his performance then and had looked for his CD. I didn't find one. I have one this time. Grazie mille.
And the delicious thing is that he's not just musician but he's an entertainer too. He's hilarious, if the audience response to his stories was anything to go by. Then there were scenes like the one above ...
It felt like he gave us his all during the two hours of free concert out in Piazza Lavagna...
But wait, he was part of a trio and honestly, the other two were truly superb musicians too ... it's only that I wanted, so much, to hear him perform again that I am so focused on the delight I felt in catching his performance.
Grazie mille to M.U.R.A for organising this beautiful 16 hours, and for finding so many talented artists. It was a magical night, one where I wandered alone until midnight.
And, finally, I got to hear Raffaele Kohler play again.