Explosive, energetic, captivating, Kalàscima is one of Italy’s hottest bands. Grown up with the melodies and the hypnotic rhythms of the magical ritual of Taranta, they reinvent the tradition with a wild mix of electronics and lysergic beats with original melodies and folk atmospheres.
They create an imaginary bridge between the Apulian music and the international scene.
The live set is powerful and energic and features many traditional and fascinating instruments (bagpipe, ciaramella, launeddas, tambourine, accordion), a spectacularly vast array of percussion, thrilling vocal and modern instrument (laptops and synthesizers).
it is the antique that meets the modern with an explosive result.
Kalàscima are conquering the audience with many tours all over the world, their sound has catapulted them to the international scene and brought them in festivals the likes of SXSW (US), Roskilde Festival (DK), Colours of Ostrava (CZ), Tallin Music Week (EE), SIM Sao Paulo (BR), Mundial Montreal (CA), Seoul Music Week (KR), Babel Med (FR), Folk Alliance International Conference (CA), Fira Mediterrania de Manresa (ES), Australasian World Music Expo (AU), Medimex (IT) and many others, gaining critics’ approval, and an excited fan base.
In 2019 the band opened the Patti Smith’s Italian concert, earning the attention of the international rock star that praised the stage energy of the band.
The album Psychedelic Trance Tarantella placed 1st in the World CMJ Radio Chart (after two months in top 10) and in april 2015 placed 6th in the World Music Chart Europe. The album is also proud to present the artistic collaboration of Ludovico Einaudi.
Latest album: MEDITERRANEO EXPRESS, Ponderosa Music / IPE IPE 2020, distributed by Artist First – Available HERE.