Radio Dublino presents the third edition of the Italian Fusion Festival | Jazz & Prosecco Edition

Posted July 6, 2019 in Festival Features

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For the 3rd year in a row, Radio Dublino, the first and only Italian radio show in Ireland, in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture, presents the Italian Fusion Festival. This year, the one day Festival that in the past has been sold out for most of the acts, will take place on 13th of July in Dublin from 7pm ’til late at BelloBar, Portobello Harbour, Dublin.

Maurizio Pittau, founder and director of Radio Dublino and the Italian Fusion Festival said: “The festival’s focus continues to be the promotion of cultural exchanges between Italy and Ireland through the work of several Italian artists based in Ireland. The 2019 edition of the festival is dedicated to Jazz, the most fusion music of all genres in which Italians are excelling! The participating bands have performed on Radio Dublino shows and offer an exciting overview of the latest music trends in the Dublin scene.”

The music will be accompanied by videos, poetry reading and a glass of prosecco included in the ticket. Doors open at 7pm with a prosecco reception, followed by 4 renowned acts that will perform on the cosy BelloBar stage.


  • The Jones Way
  • Luisa Annibali in “Compartir” Project
  • The Jaffa Cakes
  • The Julien Colarossi Organ TrioSpecial Guest: Laoise Leahy

This year the festival has included poetry reading and art performances between music acts. Poetry and jazz have always been sharing the stage since the times of the Beat generation. The Italian Fusion Festival is therefore calling poets and art-performers to join them on stage to present their works. Following the successful previous editions, the short film competition will continue this year. Film makers whose work represents the fusion of Italian and Irish cultural elements are welcome to submit their short movies for the competition. Deadline for both competitions: 30th June 2019.

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About Radio Dublino

Radio Dublino is a weekly Italian radio magazine broadcast since 2013 every Wednesday on Near FM 90.3, a not for profit cooperative run by volunteers who manage their programmes autonomously and independently. The programme addresses the Italian community in Dublin, Irish speakers of Italian and all residents in Ireland interested in Italian culture, Italian music and Italian language.


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