Agricantus

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Agricantus - Worldmusic Live Act in Palermo

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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

Nineties Italian worldbeat band Agricantus from Sicily are back with the new and widely acclaimed album ‘Turnari’ (CNI, 2014).

With roots in Sicily, Agricantus (from the latin: the singing of the corn field) was founded in Palermo in 1979. Through three decades of music, melding the future with the past and mixing electronic grooves and ancient sounds from Southern Italy, North and West Africa, the Middle and Far East, the band has made its name in Europe with the multi-awarded album “Tuareg” (CNI, 1993), and worldwide with their participation to the sound-track of the movie “Steam: The Turkish Bath” (1997) by director Ferzan Ozpetek . Agricantus fever reached the USA, Japan and Australia with the release of “Best of Agricantus” (Valley Entertainment) in 1999.

Sicilian folk adventurers with a global twist, the new line-up includes lead vocalist and keyboard player Federica Zammarchi, drummer Giovanni Lo Cascio, mandolin player Giuseppe Grazzi and from the original band founders Mario crispi (archaic wind instruments) and Mario Rivera (bass and programming). Get ready!

Booking & Information: Eric E. van Monckhoven music4you.net @ gmail.com

”Feast your ears on an Italian group that cooks up an exotic blend of cross-cultural ingredients.” Dore Stein, Tangent Radio, USA

Nineties Italian worldbeat band Agricantus from Sicily are back with the new and widely acclaimed album ‘Turnari’ (CNI, 2014).

With roots in Sicily, Agricantus (from the latin: the singing of the corn field) was founded in Palermo in 1979. Through three decades of music, melding the future with the past and mixing electronic grooves and ancient sounds from Southern Italy, North and West Africa, the Middle and Far East, the band has made its name in Europe with the multi-awarded album “Tuareg” (CNI, 1993), a...

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Discography Agricantus

  • 2014 Turnari Album | CNI
  • 2001 Ethnosphere Album | CNI
  • 2000 Placido Rizzotto Album | CNI
  • 1999 Faiddi Album | CNI
  • 1999 Best of Agricantus Album | CNI
  • 1999 I Giardini dell'Eden Album | CNI
  • 1998 Kaleidos Album | LUDOS/CNI
  • 1996 Tuareg Album | LUDOS/CNI
  • 1993 Gnanzù! Album | CNI
  • 1989 Agàve:Maavro Album |

Media

  • Video Agricantus Live 2014 - Azalai
  • Video Agricantus Live 2014 - Qanat
  • Video Agricantus: 1 may 2014 - Rome
  • Video Agricantus - Nsunnai - (Off...
  • Video Agricantus - Turnari

Origin

  • Palermo IT

Founded

  • 1979

Members

  • Mario Crispi Archaic wind instruments, vocals, laptop
  • Mario Rivera Bass, vocals, laptop, programming
  • Federica Zammarchi Lead vocals, keyboards, effects
  • Giovanni Lo Cascio Drums, percussion
  • Giuseppe Grassi Mandola, Mandocello