Italian folk sextet Kalascima rocked everyone’s socks off on their last two tours in Australia, but they will finally make it to U.S. shores for a couple of live shows to support their new album, “Psychedelic Trance Tarantella”. Some of the lucky folks who have already witnessed the effervescence and sheer explosiveness of their live performances can attest to the fun. Kalascima play their music, based on the traditional music of their native Salento (Southern Italy), predominantly the tarantella, but amped up and infused with contemporary elements and Balkan, Klezmer and Middle Eastern influences.
Percussion is a main component of Kalascima’s sound and the brothers Laganà, play an impressive range of drums and percussion besides the tambourines that are a staple of the wild dance rhythms they peddle. The diatonic accordion, a harmonic and melodic instrument present in all Italian traditional music, is augmented by Calabrian double flutes, the ciaramella, and the zampogna, the Italian sister of the bagpipe, as well as guitar, mandolin and bouzouki. Kalascima also exhibit gang vocals, with all six members contributing.
See Kalascima Live:
WED OCTOBER 14, 2015 – 6:30 PM:
DROM 85 Avenue A, New York City
SUN OCTOBER 18, 2015 – 7:00 PM:
HITWEEK Miami Beach, FL