MASCARIMIRI – is a bright star on the Pizzica Pizzica sky, able to shine not only in the Italian context but also into the international one.
This thanks to the unique and original sound, the result of more than 20 years of “Tradinnovazione” – the idea of electro world music par excellence created by Claudio “Cavallo” Giagnotti, the musician and producer with Roma Salentino origins, leader and founder of the band since 1998.
The MASCARIMIRI project, born in a Salento not yet touristic, has always been at the forefront of sound experimentation – is the synonym of union between tradition and innovation with a powerful and engaging sound, enriched by the sounds of the whole Mediterranean area and gypsy vibe.
Today the sound of MASCARIMIRI is mature, always innovative, with a deep knowledge of its roots and an unmistakable international identity.
With ten studio albums and first-rate concert activity, Mascarimiri is rewriting the tradition since over 20 years and remains the most innovative band among Pizzica Pizzica Salentina groups.
In June 2020 arrives “NOU?” – the new Mascarimiri concept album, all to dance and reflect. 11th in discography, all strictly in Salento dialect – the trademark of all Claudio Giagnotti’s works.
The band has performed in Australia, USA, China, Tunisia, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Ireland, Portugal, Maltaand participated at the festivals like: Carnevale di Adelaide (Australia), Fira de Manresa (Span), Womex Off – Salonicco (Greece`, Sziget Festival – Budapest (Hungary), Festival Notte Della Taranta – Melpignano (Italy), Womad – Palermo (Italy`, Biennale Musica – Venezia (Italy), , Medimex – Bari(Italy), Ariano Folk Festival – Ariano Irpino (Italy), Paleo Festival – Nyon (Swiss), South By Southwest Festival SXSW – Austin (USA) and many others.
Last album : NOU ?, ARRA Produzioni Mediterranee, 2020, BANDCAMP