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May 1st: Initiatives in Parma. Rock concert at Basilikanova

Finally, after two years of separation due to the pandemic, May Day Labor Day returns to the streets and squares also in our lands, with an integrated program of events organized by the secretariats of Cgil, Cisl and Uil counties.

“This is an essential opportunity to put the deeply intertwined themes of peace and labor – the keywords for Labor Day 2022 – at the heart of political, union and social initiative, the only prerequisite for potential growth.

Wars have always produced poverty, misery, and injustice: history knows—or should know, beginning with the last terrible global conflict and the liberation battles we have just celebrated—that only the heroic role of men and women workers can help to achieve and secure peace and development.

It is necessary to undermine the logic of war as a tool for regulating relations between states and peoples. Here, therefore, on May 1st, the request of all those working for peace, to invest money in work and health rather than buy arms, represents according to the Confederate trade unions the basic obligation to stop the drift of violence and prevarication. In which the Russian-Ukrainian conflict is the latest and closest example to us, it must be stopped.”


9.30 am Concentration of workers and citizens in Barriera d’Azeglio.

10 a.m. parade with the body of the band “G. Greens”. Placing the crowns on the partisan memorial and on the plaque of the Fallen.

11 a.m. Closing meeting in Piazza Garibaldi by Marina Ballesteri, CGIL Secretary Emilia Romagna; Presentation by Maria Stella Vanacci, General Secretary of UILTrasporti Emilia.


10.15 am Meeting with the Collecchio Ensemble in the Piazza de la Republique. A short walk through the city streets and back to the square, to greet the mayors of Collecchio and Sala Baganza.

11:00 Speech by Donato Cementina, Secretary of the CISL Federation, Presentation by Maria Theresa Moni, Uhelm Parma, and Piacenza.


10.15 am Focus in Piazza Ferrari, short procession and deposit of the crown at the War Memorial

11.00 a.m. Return to Piazza Ferrari, Greetings from the Mayors of Langerano and Filino and closing address of Daniel Zinni, of FLAI CGIL Parma, given by Giuseppe Rossi of the UIL Emilia Secretariat.


10 a.m. Focus on Republic Square.

10:30 a.m. Parade with Città di Fidenza troupe to downtown.

11 a.m. Arrive at Piazza Garibaldi near Town Hall; Greetings from the Mayor of Fidenza and official speech by Gianluca Mezzadre, FP CGIL Parma. Presentation by Maria Gentellini (General Secretary, CISL Pr PC).


9.30 a.m. Focus in Viale Corridoni (near Instituto Tommasini).

9.50 am The start of the parade, preceded by the city band and the banner of the municipality of Salsomaggiore, through the streets of the city: Viale Matteotti, Via Paestrucci, Largo Pazzoni (with a stop in front of the Monument to the Resistance), Viale Perigni, Piazza del Popolo, Viale Romagnosi and Largo Roma.

10:30 a.m. Parade arrives in Piazza della Liberta with a final meeting of Roberto Roberto, FP CISL Regional Director, and presentation by Enrico Patroni (UILA County).


10 a.m. Concentrate in Piazza della Liberta and start a march through the city streets with the Half Band budget.

11 a.m. Greetings from the mayor and meeting of Matteo Rampini, Secretary of the Confederate CGIL of Parma and Secretary of the CGIL of the Sorbolo-Colorno District.

On the evening of Saturday 30 April, at 9 pm, the ANPI Department and the Sorbolo Chamber of Labor “Waiting for 1 May – OFFICINE LIBERTÀ / Wave Madonnina”, accompanied by Gianluca Voglia “Vogliazza”, attended in the room Clévio of the Civic Center of Sorbolo.


10.30 am Meeting in the church yard.

10.45 a.m. Departure of the motorcade with Matildek Brass. Arriving at Piazza Ferrari with a meeting by Andrea Rizzi, General Secretary of NIdiL CGIL Parma and greetings from Mayor Danielle Frigerei.

Starting at 3pm Rock Concert with Constant Erections, Hard DOC, Redrum 04, I Ragazzi del Tugurio, nothing good for, and from 6.30pm, but no. Kitchen and bar organized by Pro Loco, all day market. In cooperation with the Municipality of Montechiarugolo and Pro Loco Basilicanova.


9.45 am Focus in Piazza Marconi (in front of the railway station).

10 am Departure procession with town band. The procession will pass via the viale Martiri della Libertà, through the Lungom Taro, through the Nazionale.

10:30 a.m. Arrival at Piazza del Comune.

10.45 am In piazzetta La Quara, the municipal administration will award certificates of merit for work. Closing speech by Baldo Elari, Secretary of FNP CISL PR PC; Presentation by Paolo Spagnoli, Confederate Secretary of the Parma Chamber of Labor.


The national demonstration of CGIL, CISL and UIL on the occasion of May Day will be held this year in Assisi. At the heart of the initiative are the themes of peace, work and the country’s growth. The interventions of the three secretaries-general of CGIL, CISL and UIL, Maurizio Landini, Luigi Sbarra and Pierpaolo Bombardieri and the testimony of some trade union delegates will be on the podium. In the afternoon, the traditional “Concertone” is scheduled, which this year will return to Rome in the historic place of Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano.


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May 1st rock festival Traversetolo events in Parma

Rock returns to the streets of Traversetolo with the traditional concert on May 1, Labor Day. Two stages and eight bands, nearly nine hours of music, with concerts from 3 to 11:30 p.m., in honor of the great artist Fabrizio de Andre. In the main stage on Place V. Veneto bands from the local area will mingle with different genres – pop, folklore, blues, hard rock – while De Andrè songs will cheer up the afternoon at Fanfulla but there will be not only music. As always, on the streets of the center there will be refreshment points with the famous “sausage sandwich” and with the craft breweries of Articioc and Oldo. And there will be an impulse and inevitable market to be chosen with creators and artisans by Magic Market.

The event, sponsored by the Municipality of Traversetolo, is organized by Pro loco Traversetolo in cooperation with the municipal administration and with the contribution of Magic Market. Sponsors are All Glass, Conad Traversetolo, Emiliana conglomerati, and Prosciutteria Trascinelli.
The artistic direction is Lorenzo Cavazzini, who comes from the experience of the now-defunct Puerto Libre Club, which has organized the concert since 1996 and for 18 years, and Ugo Catabiani, former president of the Rigoletto Records Association.

Mayor Simon Dal Orto, Associations Counsellor Alicia Zeffiri, Technical Director Lorenzo Cavazzini and local Pro loco representatives participate in the event presentation press conference on Thursday, April 21, 2022 in the council chamber of Agreste Court. After the forced hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the return of the “old” artistic direction, for the launch of the 2022 edition, the organizers thought of a “back to the origins” message: in fact, there are active teams in the years that will perform in the 90/2000 years such as Marasma, Jacknifed Juggernaut and Bouganville.

Mayor Simone Dal Orto is satisfied: “Let’s start again from this 24th edition. When he took office in 2016, we followed the festival that was born with the Puerto Libre Club and took on a challenge that was not easy. We have been fortunate enough to always sponsor local businesses, which I extend my sincere thanks to her, as well as to all who participated in
This new adventure.

“We saw a proposal born from a group of people who are already experts in the field, a complete proposal that has been thought out in every detail, and which was immediately welcomed by the Pro loco. As administrators, we are satisfied with this synergy, the enthusiasm that infects everyone. Sad affected by the war, we are happy to witness this moment of understanding,
“Mutual respect and harmony,” Commissioner Alicia Zephyri added.

Lorenzo Cavazzini, the former organizer of the concert for years, does not hide his emotions: “The aim of the event has always been to give local bands the opportunity to perform on important and well-equipped stages in front of many people. 500 bands passed on stage, they were given a great view. We chose to claim “Back To Origins “because we’re actually bringing local bands back to the stage with original songs and bands from the ’90s and 2000s.”

Emanuela Pampianchi, Vice President of Pro loco, and Carlotta Rosati, Secretary, share the enthusiasm: “The concert, it will be the first major event after the pandemic, we are very excited. It is a great start that will be followed by initiatives in the future. Even merchants are happy with that.”

Program and bands
From 3 pm in Piazza V. Veneto (in front of the Town Hall)
Academy Troupe – A band of young people chosen from among the students of the Academy of Nicola Dinte and Lilio Padovani
THE LAWYERS – A band formed recently based on the idea of ​​Emmanuel Mordacci, a young guitarist
JACKNIFED JUGGERNAUT – rock/new wave band, very active in the 2000s, returning to Traversetolo stage with all their compositional skills
EXPERIENCE BLUES – A band of professional musicians, capable of amazing improvisation: Max Lugli, the great master of harmonica, also played the record of Ligabue Happy Birthday Elvis. Lorenzo Zampini, “Mr. Zamp”, guitar, young offspring from lower Parma, singer and slider of passion already noticed by Little Bull Venturi. Oscar Abele, on the scene for half a century,
An intense and creative drummer, extended tours in the US and Europe, he played with international artists and with Lucio Dalla.
THE GUSTIBLUES – A band for all blues lovers, in a unique performance
SNEI AP – The all-female alternative rock band, which has been in business for ten years with killer guitars and lyrical tunes, will present their latest single “Journey”
Bougainville – Members come from historical Parma bands such as Dogana and The June and have been part of the musical history of the past 30 years in Parma. Electric folk rocks fell at different latitudes for this combo of Parma veterans, between the West Coast, the steel, and the psychedelic
MARASMA – Between alternative rock/pop/psychedelic and progressive, a journalist in the 1990s identified their genre as “Mediterranean rock”. After 15 years of arrest, Traversetoli’s Marasma band, very popular from the 90s until their dissolution at the beginning of 2000, will bring some of their most important hits

From 16 in Fanfulla . Square
SCHIAVO CANTA DE ANDRE’ – An experienced guitarist, Giorgio Schiavo has started a high-level semi-acoustic music track in recent years; The similarity of the voice to that of Fabrizio de Andre is impressive. In the late afternoon on the main stage between one band and another live exhibition of percussion house music

From 3 pm at No Name Bar, music entertainment with Amedeo Musso

During the event, there will be media inputs about the artists and interviews with the guests, edited by associations advisor Alicia Zephyri.

Guests will be:
Martin Iwty – Professional Musician and Founder of Kayman Records
Pierangelo Pettenati – journalist and music worker
Roberto Perotti – photographer and musician
Alex Uchile – President of the Blue Cross at Traversetolo
A nurse will share her experience