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Small World Music Festival Harbourfront Centre –Kalàscima in concert



Small World Music Festival Harbourfront Centre –Kalàscima in concert

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto is pleased to announce the performance of "Kalàscima" at:

  • Ottawa-Cafe Dekcuf, August 15 at 7.30pm
  • Toronto- Small World Music Festival Harbourfront Centre, on Saturday August 18 at 8pm.

The Italian Band is one of the most innovative bands in the new landscape of Italian music. Theirs is an urban neofolk, reinvigorating traditional music from the Salento region through technology. Members include Riccardo Laganà (tambourine, percussion, vocals), Luca Buccarella (accordion, harmonica vocals), Massimiliano De Marco (classic and acoustic guitars, bouzouki, mandolin, ukulele, vocals), Federico Laganà (tambourine, riq, bendir, tar, darbouka, kanjira), Riccardo Basile (bass guitar, synth, bass, vocals), Aldo Iezza (Italian bagpipe, traverse flute, Calabrian double flute, thin whistle, shawm, xaphoon, vocals), Enrico Russo (electronics, synthesizers, drum machines, electric guitar, field recordings) and Andrea Morciano (songwriter, composer).

The group is active since 15 years and is one of the most acclaimend group that meshes the ancient traditional ritual dance music of Taranta (Salento, Southern Italy) with electronic music. Explosive, energetic and captivating, Kalàscima features many fascinating instruments (bagpipe, traditional flutes, Italian organetto), a spectacularly vast array of percussion from the South of Italy and all over the world (rick, darbouka), thrilling vocals, and modern instruments (bass guitar and loop machine). It's the ancient that meets the modern and the result is explosive, a sort of trance-folk music.


Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018

Time: At 8:00 pm

Organized by : Harbourfront Centre, TD Bank

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : Free


Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto