SOSSIO BANDA

SOSSIO BANDA

 Gravina in Puglia, Apulia, ITA
BandWorldFolk

SOSSIO BANDA are considered among the most interesting and original musical ideas of the Italian panorama of World Music.They propose a Mediterranean sound with many influences where lights, color and dance create a unique atmosphere that inspires fun, reflection and interest. www.francescosossio.it

Biography

Francesco Sossio and his band of six musicians are considered among the most interesting and original musical ideas of the Italian panorama of World Music. The repertoire includes songs and pieces of tradition revisited and reinterpreted in a World Music key that give to Banda an original and innovative sound rich of Mediterranean influences and influences through the use of traditional instruments and no.Video projections, lights, colors and dance dialogue with the sounds creating a unique atmosphere that inspires fun and at the same time reflection and interest.
Festival appearances are numerous national and international prestige where Banda has represented Italy and Puglia: Alexandrina World Music Festival (Alexandria), FIMU (Belfort, France) Intercentique Festival of Lorient (France), Folkest (Spilimbergo, Pn), Mediterranean Paths (Summerhill, Av), Piedigrotta Festival (Naples), Stones singing (Cisternino, Br), inCanto Venice Festival, Festival Sounds Murgia, Milano Film Festival, Salento Film Festival (Tricase, the ), Slow Food (jerseys - Le) and NuartFest (Lecce), Spider Folk Festival (Matera), Caffeine culture @ (Viterbo), the May Labour Day (Bari, Lecce) and many others.

PRIZES AND AWARDS
ANCI Award 2008 "Music Memories and municipalities," Prize "Andrea Parodi" for the Italian World Music (2009), Folkontest (2009), Music Prize Andriese Young (2010), winner of "Innovation and Research" at Castel Raniero Folk Festival (2010).

SOSSIO BANDA
Francesco Sossio: sax, clarinet, traditional horns, voice
Loredana Savino: voice
Tommaso Colafiglio: guitar
Giorgio Albanese: accordion
Francesco Leoce: acoustic bass
Michele Marrulli: Frame Drums
Pino Basile: Percussion

Discography

2007 Muretti a secco – Voci di Puglia
2012 Petatost.