The first time you go to Porretta Terme, you choose. Then, after a while, it is this town with its charm, its mountain sobriety, its music … that attracts you like the siren song.
From 21 to 27 June 2021 a new series of murals will tell the story of soul music and the Porretta Soul Festival. The public will have the opportunity to follow the proceedings.
I started listening to Soul, or rather Rhythm & Blues as I liked to call it, listening to Bandiera Gialla the legendary transmission by Arbore and Boncompagni. It was the golden age of that music, the mid 60’s.
Everyone tried to tell me. Graziano tried to describe it to me and of course I had already heard of Porretta from Solomon Burke, Dan Penn, Michael Toles and Rufus and Marvel Thomas.