The artistic union of Joe Schievano continues with the actress Maria Roveran, trained at the National School of Cinematography in Rome, cinema and theater interpreter, songwriter and performer.
She has been involved in numerous film sets whose works have been selected by National (Venice, Rome, Turin, Bari) and International (New York, Montreal, Manila) Film Festivals, in theatrical plays,
(such as the Tre Soldi Opera at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan), tours (such as “Winston Vs Churchill” alongside Giuseppe Battiston) and TV series including “Blackout”, recently released on RAI 1.
“NAÜGE BENG – NEW ROADS”
The video was made by Nicola Lunardelli and produced by Lago Platform under the supervision of Carlo Migotto.
Maria Roveran and Joe Schievano have created a recording project of cultural interest focused on the Cimbrian idiom and its sounds.
The Cimbrian language, spoken by the inhabitants of Luserna, a small mountain town in the province of Trento, is an ancient language that has survived to the present day and is now considered “fragile” in an increasingly globalized linguistically world.
Roveran and Schievano’s interest in this language was born following the cinematographic experience of the actress who, having found herself in Luserna to shoot the film “Resina” by Renzo Carbonera, came into contact for the first time with the Cimbrian culture ( zimbar) being fascinated by it.
A first experience of knowledge and approach to the language was born for Roveran and Schievano by interpreting live some traditional songs and revisiting them according to a contemporary style. The performance was repeated during the Festival
of Trento with great public participation and drawing the attention of the Cimbro Kulturinstitut Cultural Institute of Luserna.
This interest manifested itself shortly after through the desire on the part of the Institute to create a musical work entirely in the Zimbar language, capable of speaking of tradition and culture also to the new generations. A process of linguistic research and the composition of original and non-original pieces therefore came to life. The recording project is now in concert and focuses on songs that explore different musical styles: from folk to blues, from jazz to disco among electronic suggestions capable of leading the listener through an evocative sound journey, full of tradition and modernity.
This work has led the two artists to express through music a real relationship between the ancient tradition and the contemporary world, with the intention of bringing even those who do not know it closer to the Cimbrian culture in order to be able to explore, support and disseminate.
A MUSICAL PRODUCTION BORN FROM A CULTURAL AND SOCIAL URGENCY
The poetry of an ancient and “fragile” language, Cimbrian, meets contemporary music to meet the other, to become the bearer of a tradition that needs contact, new life and new listening to continue to live. Zimbar is an ancient language that bears a centuries-old history and social identity which, in order to be valued, known and explored today, need “Naüge Beng – Strade Nuove” to travel together.
This is the title of the project by Maria Roveran and Joe Schievano who have given a view to a musical production focused on linguistic research and the historical, evocative and sound value of language.
Today the theme of the social and cultural identity of peoples is intertwined with that of the urgency to get to know each other and recognize ourselves as citizens of a multifaceted and constantly changing world. A world inhabited by small and large communities on the move where, to live in harmony, we need to meet, to exchange humanity, to interface with each other with attention, care and curious respect. The music of the “Naüge Beng – Strade Nuove” project was created to promote these values.