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In Cerca di Grane (Folkclub Ethnosuoni)

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About the band

Vincenzo "Ciacio" MARCHELLI: voice, melodeon & fruja (percussion)
Lorenzo "Lampo" BOIOLI: piffero, gralla, pipes, clarinet, flutes, & voice
Simone "Piotamola" BOGLIA: piffero, gralla, pipes, clarinet, flutes, & voice
Rinaldo "Gegno" DORO: melodion, hurdy-gurdy, & voice
Emanuella BELLIS: hurdy-gurdy, & voice
Robert "Stuffo" AMYOT: voice, bagpipes, clarinets, flutes, & percussion
The folk band ARIONDASSA was created in 1996, composed of mostly of "old mates" of the North Italian folk scene (Tre martelli, Ombra Gaja, La Kinkerne, La Ciapa rusa, etc.). The musicians of ARIONDASSA have been playing traditional Piedmontese music for well over 25 years.

The goal of ARIONDASSA is to re-create, with the help of the treppo (a sort of street performer's stage curtain) the spirit and atmosphere of the old Piedmontese country festival. The performance staged by the band is composed of songs about love, wine and food; wistful mazurkas and animated polkas are skillfully performed with the piffero (traditional oboe) and are punctuated with jokes and riddles from the olden days .

Singer extraordinaire Vincenzo "Ciacio" Marchelli, with his velvety yet powerful voice, involves the audience directly with friendly banter and asides. The story of "Magna Denda," the comical song of "Jan d'Avignon," "Ciavatin e Muradur," (about the rice harvest), all of these traditional songs remain alive with the voice of today's Piedmontese people.

Nuovo capitolo discografico per questo gruppo piemontese nato da una costola dei Tre Martelli. Obiettivo del disco è - ancora una volta - quello di esplorare il vasto repertorio proprio di una terra dove il piacere per la buona tavola e per il vino si legano ancora alla gioia dello stare in compagnia: musiche e canti di osteria, di lavoro e narrativi, interpretati con la consueta vèrve che da sempre caratterizza l'Ariondassa.

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