GirodiBanda is the result of longstanding research that recounts the cultural, artistic experience of the people of Salento. This “opera” stems from the desire to keep the music alive, and for it to continue being passed down: music which was created by an d for the People; an expression of cultural genuineness, yet at the same time a refined one based on musical research.
GirodiBanda is a unique musical experience that highlights their great passion for this world of “banda music”, born out of humbleness a nd reverence for the classical music world, for all the risks involved in experimentation, and for the cultural and musical experience of people from the South and for all Southern parts of the world. With GirodiBanda, Cesare Dell’Anna sees his dream come true of bringing the folk of dance halls and the loudspeakers of street vendors all together under the same “cassarmonica”; the pizzica music genre and the singing tradition of our grandparents, the Balkan sounds that were transmitted and echoed through t e Albanian radio waves that our fathers used to listen to on their way to work in the factories, or heard in Rom camps and at gypsy parties, Africans and their ethnic festivals, as well as jazz, and studies carried out at music conservatories; all strongly influenced by vast improvisational cues and arrangements for ‘Corps Style’ band ensembles.
On May 18th,10 years after the project started up with their first live album, Cesare Dell’Anna and GirodiBanda release the new album “Guerra”.
Last album : GUERRA , 11/8 Records, 2018 – distributed by Good Fellas