Raiz & AuditoriumBand

Friday 27 January 2023
h. 21:00
Borgna Studio Theater
Raiz & AuditoriumBand



For Holocaust Remembrance Day 2023, the Fondazione Musica per Roma will offer an original production by AuditoriumBand, which, together with singer Raiz, tackles musical material with direct relevance to the theme of the Shoah and discrimination in general, as well as pieces composed by contemporary Jewish-born artists. The idea, starting with the band's essential lineup, is that of a renewed approach to the theme. The intense moment of remembrance is then followed by a proper toast "to Life."

The rock music quartet rereads a sample of the huge part of our culture that would not have come to light if the Holocaust design had come to fruition. The project of the Auditorium Band, one of the Auditorium's resident orchestras produced by the Fondazione Musica per Roma already in its title "Lechaim," meaning "to Life," wants to celebrate the anniversary with a concert that moves on different narrative planes. The first is that of songs, by authors of Jewish and non-Jewish extraction, most closely related to the Shoah: Dylan, Cohen, Guccini , Battiato, Joy Division, but also Hannah Senesh, a young war heroine author of poignant verse, or the striking country blues version that Mark Rubin makes such classics as "Es Brent" and "It's Burning" a testament to a cosmopolitan culture that knows how to hybridize and survive in all conditions. The second plan is the persecution of all minorities; and here we find De André and The Indigo Girls among others. It is the third plan that gives a new nuance to our intentions: to remember the Nazi horror so that it will never happen again and to celebrate its failure by including in the concert great artists, Jewish by birth, who are a founding part of contemporary culture, such as Paul Simon, Gene Simmons of Kiss, Bestie Boys, David Lee Roth, Amy Winehouse, Donald Fagen, Billy Joel, Joey Ramone, Robbie Krieger of the Doors.

Raiz (vocals)
Gigi De Rienzo (electric bass, synth, direction)
Franco Giacoia (electric guitar, acoustic guitar)
Osvaldo Di Dio (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals)
Claudio Romano (drums)


The project is part of Memory Generates Future, the program of events promoted by theDepartment of Culture of Roma Capitale on the occasion of Remembrance Day 2023.