“Le Macabre”: a cave that smells of underground

From the daybreak of historical past, the picture of the cave was inextricably linked with its symbolism. From the sacred and mysticism of the classical world, by way of the metaphor of looking for oneself, and even the which means of dying and the rebirth of the Christian custom, to the symbolism linking them with psychoanalysis. However sooner or later, all these symbols go lacking, and the cave solely attracts the flexibility to mine minerals and financial curiosity. There’s a cave, it actually was as a result of it was destroyed, which accommodates a few of all these meanings, and which was additionally an emblem of underground tradition, not solely in Cuneo: Le Macabre di Bra. Right here, sacredness and mysticism, strengthened by a small house, have been at all times current in dwell performances, and plenty of sought themselves in what had change into dwelling to all younger individuals who may very well be free right here and discover an alternative choice to the nonetheless, boring and moralistic provinces. Right here you may depart all of it behind and be reborn. Not escaping from the provinces, however creating a brand new, totally different one, product of freedom and sparks of tradition. Additionally in Macabre there’s a second the place financial pursuits intertwine with the historical past of the location and prevail, with the closure in 2008 and the demolition to make approach for the constructing in 2013. the top of the membership, however the finish of a spot that created tradition by way of music, recognizing music as the worth of artwork and a binder of beings, and a component able to fostering the start of concepts, cooperation and initiatives.

The story of Macabra begins on June 18, 1972 with the inauguration of the Busso household restoration, led by Dorina and her husband Franco, after which by their youngsters Luca, now the director, Sarah and Wally. Dorina and Franco, referred to as “Riciu”, resolve to open this place, which within the early years, based mostly on the frequent concept of ​​a Turin architect, had a really macabre facet: a tomb-shaped counter, cobwebs, bars, luminous platforms with footprints that they adopted one another like ghost tracks and a cave with stalagmites and stalagmites. The cave will at all times be a fixture in all of the transformations that peace has undergone over time. Those that got here right here for the primary time, on this basement house, entered the hall and alongside it they reached the station with the money register the place Dorina was sitting. Pushing again this burgundy velvet curtain and getting into the cave meant crossing the brink and transporting to a different dimension the place “you actually felt in a unique world, a free world the place you acknowledged your self”. Freedom of expression from costume, when all discos have been making their entrance alternatives, to music that would not be heard anyplace else within the provinces.

Le Macabre has change into a degree of attraction and reference within the province for all younger individuals who don’t acknowledge themselves within the provincial applications. In a time when there have been no social networks, caravans of automobiles have been organized to succeed in the Macabra and join, however dwell, to the touch and face individuals with musical and cultural tastes and comparable visions of life. Right here we discovered many subcultures, united, sustaining variety, various and unconventionality, and consciousness of the significance of defending a novel place for the province. “At Macabre, the variations not solely turned similarities, however there have been additionally relationships and exchanges between very totally different individuals. Every group selected a particular seat and we as house owners knew, for instance, the place the visitors would sit, not the mod. Everybody revered this selection after which we related on the dance ground or on the bar. On getting into, you would see the glam, darkish, mod, rocker, punk escapades, all in an aesthetic that was actually not excessive, as you may see in London for instance. of the Macabre additionally included those that got here with denims and t-shirts, with well-defined musical tastes, and many stunning ladies who did not pull. You actually felt free “ says Wally Busso. Humanity, this macabre, various, to which there has by no means been a necessity to rent goalkeepers: “Everybody was very tolerant. After which my mother was in a position to make loopy alternatives on the entrance along with her instincts. I bear in mind a boy, particularly a quarrelsome boy, whom he saved all yr. This boy entered the hall. and begged her to let him cross by way of the veil, however she was adamant, so he spent the night along with her on the entrance. When he was lastly in a position to come again, he nonetheless stayed there as a result of to this point he appreciated the locations and my mom “.

Everybody beloved the charismatic Dorina and he or she was a bit like everybody’s mom and you would see her giving love recommendation and comforting damaged hearts. She was extremely revered and nobody argued towards her selections. “We by no means wanted a goalkeeper, additionally as a result of the ambiance was so stuffed with ardour and love for Macabre that if one thing occurred, they might all be goalkeepers to nip the fights within the bud” continues Wally. As a result of this place was dwelling not solely to the Busso household, however all buddies and prospects who handed by and who by visiting this place turned a part of the household. They have been additionally typically concerned in renovations and there was a collaboration that gave rise to “a sort of place for everybody and the place the hand of everybody actually was”. Ranging from backgrounds which have been painted yr by yr by totally different buddies (photographer Alex Astegiano, former frontman and founder Marlene Kuntz who was at dwelling right here, he painted a rhino impressed by these of Durer and different themes), to stalactites (“portray them was a nightmare that took all summer season”). After which there have been all these dj buddies and musicians who recorded or performed.

Le Macabre was born as a disco, one of many first to hitch the dance halls and initially host cabaret reveals (Antonio Albanese and Luciana Littizzetto additionally handed by). A nightclub the place you may dance to the items of the American new wave of the Nineties. The Macabre turned a rock membership within the Nineteen Eighties, when Braides’ musician Giuseppe Napoli, among the many organizers of rock events, concerned Paolo Bedini, the then agent and promoter of AZ music in organizing concert events. . Nico of the Velvet Underground (“A captivating and mysterious lady. When she entered the stage, they have been all in spiritual silence, sitting on prime of one another. Then a magical ambiance arose.” recollects Wally), Camper Van Beethoven, and Skinny White Rope are only a few of the names that made a splash within the cave because of Paola’s involvement. Soundgarden additionally needed to play right here and it was no coincidence because the route of the primary tour was modified as a result of change of the European date. “The provincial groups have been very keen on Bra, as have been different provincial conditions. taking part in in a spot that is essential to individuals. It wasn’t your typical gig that you simply play in different kinds of venues. Lots of them have been impressed with the cave and struck by the scenario of a really small house the place you walked off the stage not very tall and also you have been among the many individuals and the small provincial city had such an viewers as you’ll usually discover in a metropolis like New York, regardless of the number of conditions. and so they bear in mind the Macabre. And if the musicians who journey the world bear in mind it, apparently this place had a soul that struck “ says Paolo Bedini.

Among the many many teams that additionally performed Marlene Kuntz (née), Diaframma, Disciplinatha, On line casino Royale, Massimo Quantity, Max Gazzè, Prozac +, Afterhours, Ustmamò. And the CCCP, which after their live performance in 1985, unforgettable for individuals who have been fortunate sufficient to expertise it, turned Dorina’s favourite group. Wally says his mom took him away “CCCP, what a present … actual musicians”when somebody requested her what was one of the best group that came to visit right here for her. Music was the primary character, and Makabr not solely performed an necessary position within the musical formation of a number of generations, but in addition did extra, as a result of with music “You would detach your self from every thing else, and it now not mattered your bodily look or the way in which you dressed. You would actually be your self and be completely happy along with your folks and the individuals you liked or beloved. return to essence “ recollects Wally. Holiness enhanced by small dimensions, which meant closeness to our bodies and souls, spectators and musicians on this aromatic underground temple. The odor of transferring our bodies combined with the odor of cigarettes, which through the membership smoking interval, lingered on you till you took a bathe and the alcohol from the drinks spilled on the ground. And freedom.

The odor of the ambiance that we are going to attempt to evoke on June 18 on “Get Again. Le Macabre returns for the night as a Cycledelic visitor” in Bra. From 21.30 a program with historic Macabre DJs, video screenings with photographs and movies from the previous and dwell combo with Luca Morino (Loschi Dezi, Mau Mau), Gianluca “Cato” Senatore (Africa Unite, Bluebeaters), Marco ” Ciuski ”Barberis (Ustmamò, Mau Mau) and Luigi Giotto Napolitano (Africa Unite, Giuliano Palma) Pre-orders are offered out, however for individuals who need to attempt their luck, there’s an choice to indicate up on the membership from 23:30, after the concert events are over, to happen till the allowable variety of locations is exhausted.

Francesca Barbero


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