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Muro Leccese, Apulia, Italy

Muro Leccese, Apulia, Italy
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1998- "Li Mulè de li gaggè" autoproduction
2001- "Kaddè" Radio popolare / Sensible Records
2003- "Taranta Trance" sottosuono
2004- "Festa" Radio popolare / Sensible Records
2006- "Triciu" Radio popolare / Sensible Records / Dilinò
2007- "Triciu Remix" Radio popolare / Sensible Records / Dilinò
2008- "Dieci anni La storia" DVD live Mascarimirì / Dilinò
2009- "Dieci Anni Live Tour" Mascarimirì / Dilinò
2009- "Mascarimirì 10 anni collection" Anima Mundi
2010- "Tradizionale" Mascarimirì / Dilinò
2011- "Gitanistan" Mascarimirì / Dilinò



[The project Mascarimirì was born between autumn 1997 and winter 1998. Claudio ‘Cavallo’ Giagnotti and Cosimo Giagnotti (Rom-born brothers) decide to leave the experience of "Terra de Menzu", one of the first formations in the early 90s which has contributed to the revival of Salento traditional music. From 1999 to 2003, the musical project consolidates and matures. Claudio ‘Cavallo’ becomes the leader. Vito Giannone plays the mandolin and the bass player Beppe Branca will mark the real turning point towards the Tradinnovazione introducing the bass line in the pizzica pizzica groove. "Punk-Dub-Tarantolato Salentino" is the term used to emphasize the experimentation of the group that meshes with the traditional heritage techniques hitherto alien to the sounds of popular music. With six studio albums on the assets side and a top-level concerts, the group, coming from Muro Leccese, now represents the most innovative group of Salento pizzica pizzica.
Mascarimirì played in Australia, Tunisia, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany.
Among the most important festivals include: Festival of Music in Paris (France), Fira de Manresa (Spain), Carnival of Adelaide (Australia), 21 TD El Jam Festival (Tunisia). Festival des Langues & Cultures Minorisées (Marseille, France), Total Festum (Nimes, France), Night Of Taranta (Melpignano, Italy), Womad Palermo, Trapani Cous Cous Festival, Villa Ada (Rome), Extra Festa (Milan), Tarantella Power (Reggio Calabria), Music Biennale Venice, Medimex (Bari).
Mascarimirì has cooperated and cooperates with: Joe Zawinul, Buena Vista Social Club, Les Negresses Vertes, Massilia Sound System, Dupain, Lo Cor de la Plana, Manu Theron, Nux Vomica, E'Zezi, Eugenio Bennato, Marcello Colasurdo, Daniele Sepe, Luigi Cinque, Mauro Pagani, Ludovico Einaudi and Salento South Sound System, Uccio Aloisi, Cesare Dell’Anna.]