Do you know what a “Notte Bianca” is? It is when the streets of the city are full of people until late; it is a celebration of spring and an all-night long party full of events. The rich program of events offers a lot of installations, performance, music and projections. The goal is to offer an unforgettable night to a big audience. On April 30 the city of Florence will stay awake until dawn for the 2015 edition of Notte Bianca (White Night), that this year is called "the Black Night". Every year the event follow a different theme, this year is the black, because: "to find the white, the light, you must go through all the gradations of colors that black embodies. You need to retrieve all the elements of mystery and fascination that the darkness is able to convey." The event, now in its fifth year, is organized by the MUS.E Association and this year will involve also the outskirts of Florence, starting from a concert in Sollicciano prison that will feature the convicts and the musicians. The program aims to discover the art spread all around Florence, with artistic paths to be covered on foot. Another main focus is the music, especially live music. The protagonists are all those music that are part of the Afro-American tradition: from rock to jazz to gospel, from reggae to funk to blues. Among other issues: activities for children, craftsmanship, the discover of the Oltrarno, the valorization of the outskirts and the less known places of the city, the reuse of temporary abandoned spaces, book and libraries. All the civic museums in Florence will be open till late: check the museums websites for detailed information.
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