A new Mascarimirì project comes out: Elettro Mascarimirì – Music For Dancing, where Salento music changes its path.
From music for traditional parties it moves to much more innovative clubs and events, using the Sound System as a language for dancing, in the spirit of the circularity that binds “lu Tamburreddhu Salentino” (Salentino frame drum), Vinyl and the CD of nowdays.
The project born during the 2020 pandemic from the nostalgy of making people dance:
Claudio “Cavallo” Giagnotti decided to create his own music to play during his DJ live sets and parties organized by him, to release the free spirit of dance – this simply creating MUSIC FOR DANCING – an entire album of songs capable of making people dance on all longitudes.
ELETTRO MASCARIMIRI is the result of a sound research by Claudio “Cavallo” Giagnotti based on Mediterranean rhythms wisely combined with modern sounds to create an album with an international flavor, with the ability to make the public dance in every corner of the world.
ELETTRO MASCARIMIRI is a world of sounds that meets, in addition to the music of southern Italy that exchanges with other cultures of the world music: from Balkan to South America (Cumbia, Forrò, Calypso), from the Middle East (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan) to the south of France and Spain finishing in Gitanistan “the worlds of international Roma music” – all this thought electro-live, to make dance and continue an ancestral ritual that only the rhythms of traditional music preserve.
ELETTRO MASCARIMIRI was born from the idea of Claudio “Cavallo” Giagnotti, Salento musician-producer of Roma origins and co-founder of Dilinò “center of Alternative and Mediterranean Music from 2002 to 2019 and today artistic director of Arra Produzioni Mediterranee, an artist who from the first 90s changed the sound of Pizzica Pizzica Salentina by remixing it and innovating it, creating grooves to dance to.
His first remixes and works are from the late 90s, later included in the first album Taranta Trance produced with the Alpha Bass collective, collaborations on Tecno Pizzica projects, directed by Piero Fumarola and George Lapassad, Taranta Virus and Giro di Banda directed by Cesare Dell’Anna, up to the publication with the Mascarimiri of Triciu Remix and Pizzica in Dance Hall Party tribute to the great researchers who came to Salento, from Alan Lomax to Diego Carpitella and international collaborations with Dj Click Parisian dj producer and Papet J of Massilia Sound System , Suggs McPherson (Madness).
The album includes textes in: Salento dialect, French, English, Arabic and Polish.