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"The best song is the one we never played" (Pasqualino Ubaldini)


Progetto Migala was born in 2008 from an idea of Davide Roberto and Emilio Quaglieri. Initially, the band was born with the intention of reviving the traditional popular repertoire of Southern Italy; in fact, the name "Migala" derives from the surname of Giuseppe Mighali, famous spokesman of the popular musical culture of Salento, known by all as "Pino Zimba". The group then embarked on a musical journey in which they encounter ethnic sounds (Afro-Mediterranean, Balkan, Latin and Irish) with the popular sounds of southern Italy, combining the various musical backgrounds of the band members, looking for a personal interpretation of folk music and world music, in a world that is increasingly considered a Global Village. Migala aims to establish a cultural bridge between different musical styles, to express a Culture of Peace between differents cultures. The proposed repertoire is mostly composed of original compositions, and original arrangements on the traditional repertoire of Southern Italy.

Zafarán crosses time and boundaries, and incorporates musical traditions from around the Mediterranean, weaving together such diverse threads as Southern Italian chants, Sephardic love songs, Romani laments, and Turkish and Greek folk tunes. With driving rhythms, virtuosic improvisation, and the powerful voice of award-winning Italian singer Carmen Marsico, Zafarán bridges languages and cultures with their own eclectic blend of musical styles, combining deep traditions with original songs and ideas.

The word "zafarán" comes from Arabic via old Persian, meaning "yellow" or "saffron". The most precious of all spices, saffron has been cultivated in the Mediterranean basin since ancient times. In Lucania, Carmen's native region, the local dialect uses "zafarán" to refer to the long, sweet red peppers from Senise (PZ), famous throughout Italy and beyond.


Mosaique - Musical project born to pay homage to the Music and the Muiscale Path of Pasqualino Ubaldini.


Imagine a country. Place it on the land sandwiched between the mountains and the sea. Inventing a language, habits and customs. And then tell the story, legends, characters, memories through music. This is Zenìa.


In giving life to this visionary project, four musicians who have been active and well-known in the folk scene for years have untied themselves from any geographical reference to present the unedited music of an imaginary country, to which they have given the name of Zenìa. The concert offers a fantastic and guided tour, where the “traditional” songs in the original and imaginary language of the place are presented telling the imaginary local traditions.


The listener will therefore be invited to sit at the tavern overlooking the small port of Zenìa, to taste the dishes and then, from time to time, to share the festivals, anniversaries and daily life, always accompanied by music. Like any real trip, even the imaginary one in Zenìa leads to knowing the unknown, but also e  above all something about ourselves.

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Pausa Caffé - From European balfolk to traditional Italian dances, passing through Piazzolla and Pat Metheny. More than just a concert ,it is a real  in-depth  of the infinite potential expressive of diatonic accordion and percussion  (cajon, tambourine and various percussions).


Tαrαntrάd is traveling through Central and Southern Italy accompanied by the sounds and dances linked to popular musical traditions.

A moment of "Festa a  Ballo" in which tarantellas, serenades, Scottish, waltzes, polka, mazurka, pizzica, tammurriate, saltarelli and folk revival songs are proposed.

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