Kalàscima is one of Italy’s hottest bands, this international acclaimed group mesh
the ancient traditional ritual dance music of Taranta (Salento, Southern Italy) with
influences such as Balkan, Klezmer, Irish, electronic music.
Explosive, energetic, captivating, Kalàscima feature many fascinating instruments (bagpipe, traditional flutes, italian organetto), a spectacularly vast array of percussion from South Italy and from all over the world (rick, darbouka), thrilling vocal and modern instrument (bass guitar and loop machine).
It’s the ancient that meets the modern music and the result is explosive, a sort of trance-folk music. Kalàscima has a great International experience. The band has performed in countries such us: Australia, Canada, USA, Ecuador, China, South Korea, India, Japan and all around Europe. Roskilde, Sziget, SXSW, Babel Med are some of the festivals where the band has impressed the audience.
Collaboration and other projects
The musicians of the band, are stable members in some of the most important European Folk band and orchestras including the Orchestra Popolare “La Notte della Taranta ” (directed by Ludovico Einaudi, Steward Copeland, Mauro Pagani, Joe Zawinul), the “Orchestra Popolare Italiana” from the prestigious Auditorium “Parco della Musica” in Rome, the Pizzicata Orchestra, the Orchestra of Sicily. They performed all over the world (Messico, China, Egypt, Norway, USA, Russia, Germany, Denmark, Bulgaria, Spain, Portugal, ecc.). These characteristics and specificity make “Kalàscima” a band with many participation in national and International Festivals. In fact, they have shared stage with artist such as Buena Vista Social Club, Franco Battiato, Carmen Consoli, Nidi d’Arac, Carlos Nuñez or Ludovico Einaudi.