Enzo Avitabile's sound combines World Music, Jazz and Funk influences with heavy percussion on wooden barrels and ancient southern Italian vocal styles. This 14-piece formation caused a sensation with their inimitable live-performance at European top-festivals like Sziget (two times one gig with MANU DIBANGO) and Roskilde and were nominated for the BBC Radio Awards 2006.
European audiences were able to witness this project's enormous live qualities between 2005 and 2008 at renowned festivals like Rosklide, Sziget, Colours of Ostrava, Musicas Do Mundo, Stimmen Loerrach and many others. In Summer 2007 a row of terrific festival appearances in Germany / Austria such as Kulturzelt (Kassel), Zeltival (Karlsruhe), Kultursommer (Oldenburg) and the Wiesen-Jazz Festival (Vienna) followed. On Sziget Festival Enzo even performed 3 times between 2006 and 2008, 2006 with a special project featuring MANU DIBANGO.
2009 stages all over Europe will have the Neapolitan mastermind and his Bottari back with a brand new program. Under the lead of Enzo Avitabile, they are sure to rock the Summer Festivals again