31 morning, the traditional New Year’s Eve at the Sea amateur race at the small fishing port of Catania
New Year’s Eve in Piazza Duomo with the music of Goran Bregovic .
This year’s New Year’s Eve at Sea , now in its 54th edition , will be coordinated by Tony Iuppa collaboration with the Ionian Rowing Club .
But the New Year in Catania will be mainly in the sign of the square and music with a special guest, Goran Bregovic, the Bosnian musician who in his mixes Balkan folk music and electronics, fast-paced and sacred themes . And that has become famous for the soundtracks of the films of Emir Kusturica, the ” Time of the Gypsies ” to ” Underground ” .
A concert of Bosnian musician Goran Bregovic and New Year’s Eve at Sea to accompany the doors to the old year and welcome the new .
They are the two initiatives presented this morning at December 31, the Councillor for Knowledge and Shared Beauty Licandro Orazio Palace of the Elephants .
It then begins the morning of Tuesday, December 31 with the ” New Year’s Eve at Sea ,”the now traditional swimming competition in the port of Ognina , the brainchild of Lallo Pennisi , historic water polo player and coach of Catania, until last year coordinated by late Francesco Scuderi . “For what we consider ” the event of the city “will be – said Fabio Pagliara – a return to student pranks , all ‘ initial idea of Lallo who wanted water in a group of friends bound by a passion for challenge and friendship , which urged to dive , saying, “Carusi à water,” said one of the swimmers still used today.”
Appointment, therefore , in Cathedral Square to greet all together, not only in Catania, but also tourists and occasional visitors , the new year to the rhythm of music by Goran Bregovic , accepting the ‘ invitation made by the Mayor of Enzo Bianco not make commitments for the night New Year’s Eve , a night to spend in the name of music and fun.