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”Feast your ears on an Italian group that cooks up an exotic blend of cross-cultural ingredients.” Dore Stein, Tangent Radio, USA
At the end of the 1980s, the music industry discovered that southern Italy had some wonderful productions to offer the world. On the list, the Sicilian band Agricantus had a special place. Through three decades, these “transglobal music explorers” have been melding the future with the past, mixing electronic world grooves with ancient sounds of Sicily, the Mediterranean, the Middle East and Africa, and producing bold albums.
“Akoustikòs” is Agricantus’ new artistic project – a journey through various places full of evocative perfumes, colors and atmospheres. Born out of their meeting with Sicilian pianist and vocalist Anita Vitale, the project revisits the band's earlier repertoire with new ears, creating new music and songs with intense emotional power. The use of electronics, always a signature feature of the band, is here only to complement the gentle, organic and natural sound of the voices and instruments.
In these times of great confusion, “Akoustikòs” is a call to slow down and come together, to listen to the deep and the ancient. It is also a tribute to forgotten places and peoples, from the heart of the Mediterranean.
Akoustikòs - Vol.1 was released on May 25, 2018
Anita Vitale (Lead Vocal, Fender Rhodes, Piano), Mario Crispi (Ethnic Wind Instruments, Vocals), Mario Rivera (6 String Acoustic Bass, Vocals), Giovanni Lo Cascio (Drums, Percussion).
Special guests: Massimo Laguardia – Frame Drums, Vocals / Enzo Rao – Violin, Oud / Seby Burgio – Piano, Keyboards.
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The Sicilian band to showcase at Visa For Music 2018, Rabat - Morrocco
On November 23, 2018 the Sicilian band Agricantus from Palermo will perform a unique showcase concert in Morrocco in the framework of Visa for Music, the regional world music fair/market for Africa and the Middle-East.
Blending their Sicilian roots with instruments and influences from the Sahara, North-Africa and the Middle East, Agricantus have been making for three decades what used to be called Ambient and New Age music. They became known internationally in the 1990s for their...