Listen in to "A Road to Damascus"
This eight-person-strong banda Municipale Balcanica offers a lively and deep synthesis of well-known Eastern European gipsy, klezmer and yiddish sounds with the warmer, radical ones belonging to their homeland: the Mediterranean Puglia in the South of Italy.
MB’s live performance is a frenetic fusion involving Eastern and Mediterranean rhythms and original compositions, which never fails to get the audience moving. It’s also a full cultural experience, an insight to the knowledge of our roots and the different cultures we are continuously melting with in a rich, amazing amalgamation. Concerts are experiences that every kind of audience can enjoy: ordinary spectators surely will not get bored and expert connoisseurs can appreciate the sensitive, skilled development of the original compositions.
In 2005, Municipale Balcanica moved the people on Stuttgart's market square during the Sommerfestival der Kulturen 2005. In 2006, Municipale Balcanica delighted the audience of Germany’s biggest folk music festival in Rudolstadt and in 2007 the banda played at Jazzahead in Bremen and at the Extraschicht, Ruhr.
The 'Istituto Italiano di Cultura' promotes Municipale Balcanica as the latest musical expression of contemporary Italian culture.
During the prestigious “Gipfell du Jazz” in Freiburg, a sophisticated audience of one of Europe's important Jazz festivals was delivered to a state of moving euphoria.
Check out municipalebalcanica.com for a live performance download.
Municipale Balcanica- Road to Damascus (Felmay 2008)
Municipale Balcanica - fòua (MITCD 2009)