Partner: daSud –  Sector: Social inclusion  –  Country: Italy –  Place: Rome –  Year: 2019 –  Project Status: Ongoing –  Type: AMI


An alternative, didactic artistic workshop starting with old audio-books and using electronic music and rap to create a new cultural product.



Provide a new “key” to understand, re-elaborate and enrich the texts of classical literature through audio-books and interpret them in the form of a new, contemporary musical product; foster and increase the ability of youths to work in groups through learning and education aimed at producing culture; promoting knowledge and education about beauty and the importance of literary works.


40 students (14-20 years old) from the Ferrari Institute of Rome, located in the southeast of the capital (Don Bosco/Lamaro), a high-density area characterized by high scholastic drop-out rates further exacerbated by increasing numbers of NEET and the involvement of minors and young adults in criminal activity.


The daSud Association aims to undertake an alternative, didactic artistic workshop at the Accademia Popolare dell’Antimafia e dei Diritti using electronic music, rap, prose and audiovisuals to create a new cultural product that joins classical and contemporary literature with modern techniques of musical production. The AP library has a big collection of records (audio-books of classical literature, from the Divine Comedy to Russian literature and the work of Pascoli, interpreted by artists like Gino Cervi and Vittorio Gassman). Inspired by Hip Hop and thanks to a technique that converts analogic sound to digital form, these audio-books – obsolete but fascinating – undergo a process of re-elaboration and enrichment with the objective to create a new “key” for these texts. The resulting work is a reinterpretation of the original classical work and a new contemporary musical product at the same time. The final product of the workshop will be a musical E.P (a 4-track digital album) linked to a video that will guide the listener through the entire project.