Raffaello Simeoni

Raffaello Simeoni

 Rieti, Latium, ITA

My repertoire addresses questions of recollection and the effects of contact over time and space with the age-old rituals and traditions of the central-Italian, Sabine area.


Born in 1962. Singer, musician, composer. Player of modern, ancient and traditional flutes, pipes, bombardon, shawn, balcanic e galician clarinet, accordeon, saze, bouzouki, cuatro and gharango, hurdi gurdi, tzouras, oud and lautà.
Novalia group founder in 1985. In the '80s and '90s collaboration with artist such as Giovanna Marini, Micrologus, Alexander Balanescu, Riccardo Tesi, Abraham Afewerki, Kay McCarthy, Nando Citarella, Lucilla Galeazzi, Daniele Sepe, Hevia, Carlos Nunez, Noa, Moni Ovadia, Simone Cristicchi and many others.
Music Composer for theatre, cinema, dance, television and poetry.
Concerts in France, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Romania, Jugoslavia, Greece, Austria, Egypt, Tunisia, USA, Messico.


Mater Sabina, Finisterre, 2009
T.A.O, Fairylands, 2006
A Sud del Mondo, 2005
Controentu, Squilibri, 2004
Dieci, CNI, 2000
Arkeo, CNI, 1999
Canti & Briganti, CNI, 1997
Griot, CNI, 1996
Sabir, Materiali Sonori, 1989
L'Australiano, 1988
Corteo, 1986

Set List

MATER SABINA It digs into North Latium sounds, mediterranean scents, from medieval lauds to contemporary metropolis sounds. After many years of swaying into world music Raffaello Simeoni returns to singing his homeland "la Sabina" with harmonies and rhythms deeply plowed into the heart of the Universe, where the personal roots radiate towards unusual directions, as religious lauds of the medieval Francescanism. Ballads and lullabies of great emotional impact alternate to very strict rhythms, combining ancient to cosmopolitan sensitivity. Everything is amplified by a powerful and warm voice colored by an idiom that, thanks to Raffaello, is coming back to light. A journey into space and time echoes and suggestions of brigand's stories and peasant's rebellions, in a kind of sound archeology of a rare charm. Accompanied by five musicians, amid which there is part of the ensemble Micrologus, which is one of the most qualified groups in the ancient music world, and by many instruments from