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Christmas Soul • 2018
Marlin Beach & Restaurant
Teatro Dante Alighieri - Via Mariani, 2
Dates: 29/12/2018, 31/12/2018, 01/01/2019

The message of brotherhood conveyed by the gospel tradition, the unique atmosphere of a century-old square, a series of artists of national and international fame and the joy of spending your Christmas holidays in Ravenna. This is all part of Christmas Soul, the free gospel festival that will invade Ravenna with its black music rhythm from 28th December to 1st January.

On the stage of Piazza del Popolo and on the one of the Dante Alighieri Theatre, two illustrious groups will perform: the great Cheryl Porter with the amazing voices of the Hallelujah Gospel Singers and the group from Atalanta The Anointed Believers; not to forget the Soul of Gospel and the Soul & Blues Connections featuring Deviana P. and Yelena Baker.

Christmas Soul is organised by the Municipality of Ravenna - Tourism Department, with artistic direction Francesco Plazzi of Spiagge Soul and the collaboration of Fondazione Ravenna Manifestazioni.

Monday, 31 December

New Year Eve together...
Cheryl Porter & The Hallelujah Gospel Singers

Piazza del Popolo
Time: starting from 11am
“Powerful”, “moving”, “inspiring”, “refined” are the most used words to describe singer Cheryl Porter, a real Gospel queen. Hers is a unique voice that is able to touch any soul. She has been dedicating her career to a mission in music: to bring a message of unity in a divided world, of brotherhood to the peoples in war and of interior peace to anyone who listens to her music.

After her studies in lyrical song at the Northern Illinois University, she has always been concentrated on spreading the message of American Soul music, collaborating with great artists such as Giorgia, Mario Biondi, Paolo Conte, Katia Ricciarelli, Tito Puente, Mariah Carey, Take 6 and The Blues Brothers.
She has sung several times, with Zucchero and With the Hallelujah Gospel Singers, as well as in several TV broadcasts and weddings of great personalities like Luciano Pavarotti, Cristiana Cavalli and Belen Rodriguez

Free admission

Tuesday, 1 January

Anointed Believers
Dante Alighieri Theatre
Time: 11.30am
Born in 2003, this ensemble has developed and enhanced over time, until the current formation with seven members: four main voices and a rhythm section. It shared the stage with some legends of Gospel music such as Lee Williams, The Bolton Brothers and The Canton Spirituals, giving all over the world powerful and inspired concerts

Free admission - availability of seats is limited (at the entrance of the theatre, you can make a free donation in favor of the project "Tutti i bambini e le bambine vanno a scuola")
You can book the entry tickets in advance, by calling +39 0544 482838 or writing to specifying the name, surname and phone number. The tickets booked in advance have to be fetched from 28 to 31 December at tourist information office in Piazza San Francesco 7 in the following opening hours: 28, 29 and 31 December from 8.30am to 6.30pm, 30 December from 10am to 4pm.

Free City Bus Routes
On Friday, 23 and Saturday, 24 December, the City and Coast Bus Routes will be free. For further info call: 199.199.558

Free Parking

From 10 December until 5 January, starting from 4pm, free parking in the piazzas (except for Piazza Baracca, which will be free form 6.30pm) and in the streets of the city centre (where parking lots are painted in blue).



Friday, 28 December

Soul of Gospel
Piazza del Popolo
Time: 6pm
The great music and spiritual connection of Soul of Gospel has developed on the stages over the years, building a tight relationship among artists Jodelin St. Aimee, Caroline Awuku, Luca Brighi, Michele Bonivento and Francesco Inverno, who will present a unique and unforgettable concert: a vibrant music travel that raises the spirits

Free admission

Saturday, 29 December

Soul & Blues Connection
Piazza del Popolo
Time: 6pm
The band, headed by well-known Jazz musician Luca Giometti, offers a new interpretation of the great classics of Black music, accompanied by the extraordinary voices of Deviana P. and Yelena Baker 

Free admission

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