Andrea Ramolo with Kalàscima
HARBOURFRONT CENTRE SUMMER FESTIVAL 2023
Sunday, July 2 | 9:30PM
MUSICAL DISCUSSION AND EXPLORATION
Wednesday, July 12 | 7:00PM
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
In the garden
496 Huron St | Toronto ON
FREE EVENT | RESERVATION REQUIRED
Members of the popular Salentine band Kalàscima along with Italian-Canadian recording artist Andrea Ramolo will take us through a discussion and exploration of the ancestral instruments, music, rhythms, and even dance of southern Italy and the Salento in particular. We will hear samples of pizzicas and tarantellas, the folklore behind the music of the south, and witness the very unique and ancient instruments that make this music possible.
Andrea Ramolo with Kalàscima is an exciting new international collaboration of world music in the Italian language featuring southern Italian electronic/folk band Kalàscima and multiple Canadian Folk Music Award nominee and alternative songwriter Andrea Ramolo. This musical endeavour, supported by the Canada Arts Council, was created with the intention of introducing Canadian audiences to the ancestral and folk music of southern Italy… but with a twist. Kalàscima blends Italian hip-hop, folk, traditional, Balkan, and other Mediterranean sounds with electronic music. With Andrea’s soulful voice and connection to the traditional music and dance of southern Italy, this project promises to get crowds jumping and dancing in a Mediterranean-style trance with goat-skin hand drums, Italian bagpipes, accordion, Bouzouki, baritone sax, multiple harmonies, drums, synth, and electronic sounds as well as the soul and passion of southern Italy.
Presented by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto.