Mitalastrada is a project focused on traditional and folk music from all over Italy.
It features the sublime singer and percussionist Valeria Benigni, Massimiliano Gilli at the violin, Giuliano Contardo at the guitar and me at the accordion, arrangements and background voices.
We played often in Italy and twice in France (Epernay end Ay).
Here's the review of one of our concerts:
"A fascinating journey through Italy: from melodies of the Occitan Valley of Piedmont to hypnotic Calabrian and Sicilian songs, from the evocative sweetness of Neapolitan chants to the pure joy of the pizzica salentina rhythms and the songs of the ancient workers of the Po Valley. Music that lives "mita' la strada" - in the middle of the road - where often it happens to be in the old Italian songs." - L'Union, French newspaper
Pics, posters, articles and reviews below