“One of the most exciting italian live acts at the moment” – FROOTS MAGAZINE
ROOT SALAD – FROOTS MAGAZINE 409 – July 2017 by Bastiaan Springer Multi-cultural music from Salento, right out in the middle of the Med. From the shores of the Adriatic...
Interview to Claudio Prima on Mondo Radio
SPECIAL MONDORADIO – BANDADRIATICA 🎺🥁🎷 Listen to Claudio Prima from BandAdriatica
Odissea in the international charts
Our last release Odissea is present in the international charts: 3rd place: The best of 2018, Radio Sputnik (Germania); 30th place: Transglobal music chart 18th place: World music chart Europe...
With energy, Italian style and fine orchestration have made a great impression ….
BABEL MED REPORT 2017 by Chiara Giorgi – sound.36.com – March 31st 2017 Svoltosi a Marsiglia dal 16 al 18 marzo, il Forum ha riunito 2000 professionisti internazionali venuti dall’Europa,...
A salty survey of pan-Mediterranean sounds
SONGLines (UK) n. 119 – July 2016 – by Ciro De Rosa An impetuous Salento-based outfit, sailing along the Adriatic and south and east Mediterranean musical channels,
Babel Med 2017 – Marsiglia
“Valerio Corzani on RADIO3 SUITE 03/18/2017 about BabelMed Music in Marsiglia and Bandadriatica showcase” Listen the podcast: Photo by Eric Van Nieuwland
A MEDITERRANEAN ODYSSEY
Transported by the swirling winds that illuminate the coasts of the eastern sea, the BandAdriatica rages on the agitated waves of Salento music with elements of all the Mediterranean sonic coasts as a complex “Babylon”, where the languages begin to harmonize on the popular melodies in the mestizo fervour of the harbours.
That’s how the Apulian traditions take on a new resonance, starting from the frantic echoes of Salento music found in the sounds of folklore festivals, processions, funerals, serenades and night trips, taking it from country to country in ten years of research on the common musical matrices of the banks of the Adriatic Sea, reflecting themselves in the music of Albania, Macedonia, Croatia, the Serbian fanfare, North Africa and pushing up to the eastern Mediterranean.
The performance of the band has fascinated the critics at Babel Med 2017 in Marseille who defined it as “one of the best proposals of the whole Festival” and “one of the best Italian live-act”.
BandAdriatica has collaborated with artists such as Bombino, Mercan Dede, Rony Barrak, Savina Yannatou, Chieftains, Burhan Ochal, Kocani Orkestar, Boban Markovic Orchestra, Fanfara Tirana, Eva Quartet, Cafer Naziblas, Fanfare Ciocarlia e Michel Godard.
May, 24th-28th 2019
Images from Reja Festival in Tirana, last concert of Odissey Tour 2019 in Albany organized by Istituto Italiano di Cultura a Tirana and IPE IPE Music, supported by Puglia Sounds Export.