Good Morning Beat (Howl in Four Languages)

Marco Nereo Rotelli

This past Friday (March the 4th) in Venice, at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection (in the garden of the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni ) there took place a unique presentation, orchestrated by Venetian artist Marco Nereo Rotelli, Good Morning Beat”, an hommage to Allen and the Beats, featuring four women poets reading sections of the poem (as translated) in their own native languages. The performers were Maria Grazia Galata, reading in Italian; Roli Hope Odeka, in Nigerian; Hadamar Oudghiri in Arabic, and Loredana Pra Baldi in Ladino (Friulan). The event also included the premiere screening of a video by Clare Ann Matz about Allen. We missed it in our last Friday’s Round-Up, but here’s (catching up) the Repubblica video report (following the obligatory commercial).

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