Agricantus

'Fest your ears on an Italian group that cooks up an exotic blend of…

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    'Fest your ears on an Italian group that cooks up an exotic blend of cross-cultural ingredients.' Dore Stein, Tangent Radio, USA

    With a new line-up and a more acoustic sound, it seems that the Sicilian band Agricantus has never been so good. Their new live performance "Akoustikos" is showing the band at a new top - also thanks to the amazing Anita Vitale at piano and lead vocal. .

    In the end of the 1980s, we discovered that southern Italy had some wonderful music to offer to the world. Hailing from Sicily, and rooted in the traditional music of a place that has always been a receptor to many cultures, Agricantus made their name in Europe blending Sicilian traditional themes with contemporary styles such as ambient and trance, before swiftly adding Arabic and North African influences to their Mediterranean melting pot.

    By 1996 they were looking even further afield, travelling to Mali to record the multi-award album "Tuareg" with local musicians - long before the successes of Tinariwen and the Festival In The Desert made such trips de rigeur. In 1997, their song "Istanbul" was included  in the sound-track of "Hamam" by director Ferzan Ozpetek, and in 2002 'Amatevi' became part of Buddha Bar IV compiltation CD.

    In a decade, the band has released no less than 12 adventurous albums. Agricantus is working on new material and planning the album to be released in 2018.

    Agricantus are currently working on new recorded material and planning an album for 2018

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