I love Genova. It's a city of secrets that can be difficult to find but they are so stunningly intense when discovered.
Friday night, Barbara invited me out to Club La Claque and for just 15 euro we were able to listen to Stefano Marelli sing with the truly talented trumpet player, Raffaele, accompanying him. I would love to hear more of their music.
Then came Marina Rei and her magnificent band and they played until midnight. I can't even begin to describe her performance. She drums as she sings, plays keyboards too, and her voice is divine. Finding a youtube performance that begins to capture her is difficult.
Walking back through the city after midnight, some Palestinian/Syrian guys were giving the most delicious impromptu musical performance I've seen. Somehow they radiated joy and pulled all those passing by into their circle of music. I ended up talking to their friend from Lebanon for a while.
So ... Friday was just another beautiful night here in Genova.