BARO DROM ORKESTAR
POWER GIPSY DANCE !
"GENAU!", the new, highly anticipated, album from Baro Drom Orkestar, published by the newly born label "Musicastrada Records", produced by the Orkestar and Davide Mancini and distributed by Materiali Sonori. Tradition, innovation and above all originality are the key words that distinguish “GENAU!” due to the songs composed by the Orkestar that characterize this new job, an explosive, engaging mix that, as always wih the Orkestar, will have you dancing from the first note to the last. The change of the line up, with the inclusion of Vieri Bugli on violin and Michele Staino on electric double bass, supporting the “historic” and “stainless” Modestino Musico on accordion and Gabriele Pozzolini on drums and percussion, has given important new lifeblood to the ensemble, which comes out today with an ambitious album comprising many original songs that are going to define once and for all their unique style, trademark of the Orkestar, which has always been and still is a true train-like force in live shows. Recorded at Jambona Lab in Cascina by Antonio Castiello, the album features also some very special guests, traveling companions of the Orkestar, like the Serb accordionist Goran Kovacevic, percussionist and singer Rocco Zecca and the voice of Arianna Romanella. The first single, which also has its videoclip, called "Fanfara Ciociara", is a song that tips the hat to both the musical traditions of the Balkans as that of southern Italy. Composed by Modestino Musico and featuring a brass arrangement conceived by Vieri Bugli, it’s a song that very well represents the diverse musical influences of the band. So now it’s time for the Orkestar to hit the road again with their “famous" live shows, after the ZU-GA-BE! tour which consisted in more than 500 live sets over the past three years, during which the Orkestar has sold the remarkable number of 3,000 records.
They were included in the schedules of the most important festivals and clubs in Europe, including: Moods Jazz Club (Zurich), Isny Theater Festival (DE), Wangen Jazz Point (DE), Lindau Festival (DE), Hoftheater Baienfurt (DE), Ariano Folk Festival, Adriatico Mediterraneo, Festival della Musica di Chianciano Terme, Musicastrada Festival, Sentieri Acustici, Popularia Festival, Festival della Musica Etnica di Civitavecchia, Flog (Firenze), Sonar (Colle di val d'Elsa)
They also have played as an opening act for: GORAN BREGOVIC (2013 MAREA FESTIVAL) and SUD SOUND SYSTEM (2013, April 25th Fest in Fornacette)
Vieri Bugli: Violin - Modestino Musico: Accordion - Michele
Staino: Bass - Gabriele Pozzolini: Drums and Tamburelli