The new live performance “PUNK D’AMORE” includes a mix of sounds that merges the concept of Dance Hall- typical of Sound System- and Salento traditional festive celebrations. It carries on the musical language of Tradinnovazione (tradition&innovation), an idea that characterizes the music of Mascarimirì since 1998.


Mascarimirì (Salento, Puglia, Italia)

The project Mascarimirì took shape between the Fall of 1997 and the Winter of 1998, when Claudio ‘Cavallo’ Giagnotti and Cosimo Giagnotti (two brothers of Roma origins) chose to end their experience with Terra de Menzu, one of the first bands that, at the beginning of the 1990s, contributed to the resurgence of Salento traditional music. Between 1999 and 2003 the musical project got stronger and more mature. Vito Giannone (mandolin) and Beppe Branca (bass) joined Claudio ‘Cavallo’. Branca’s entry in the group, with the introduction of the bass line in the groove of pizzica pizzica, represented the out-and-out turning point towards Tradinnovazione. “Punk-Dub Tarantolato Salentino” was the definition used to underline the experimental vocation of the band that inserted into the traditional musical heritage some techniques not used, until then, in the traditional music style of Salento. When Beppe Branca left the band, Alessio Amato, a very young musician, joined it. Following the lead of Beppe Branca, in the last 10 years Alessio Amato has been promoting and combining the sounds and styles of electronic music. With 8 studio-recorded albums, and a first-class concert activity, the band from Muro Leccese represents, today, the most innovative expression of Pizzica Pizzica Salentina.


Australia, Cina, Tunisia, Francia, Spagna, Italia, Svizzera, Belgio, Germania, Grecia, Ungheria, Polonia, Irlanda .


Adelaide (Australia) Carnevale di Adelaide, El Jam (Tunisia) Festival TD 21, Pechino(Cina) Istituto di Cultura Italiano, Varsavia(Polonia), Warsaw Cross Culture Festival, Manresa (Spagna) Fira de Manresa, Salonicco (Grecia)Womex-Womex Off, Dublino(Irlanda) Weare in Puglia, Budapest(Ungheria) Sziget Festival, Parigi (Francia) Festa della Musica, Festival Le Bal Rital, Rodez (Francia) Festival Estivada, Marsiglia (Francia) Festival des Langues & Cultures Minorisées e Latcho Divano, Nimes(Francia) Festival Total Festum, Bastia(Francia) Les 27émes Musicales de Bastia, Langon(Francia) Festival Nuits Atypiques, Melpignano (Italia) Festival Notte Della Taranta, Palermo (Italia) Womad, Trapani (Italia) Cous Cous Festival, Roma (Italia) Villa Ada Festival, Milano (Italia) Extra Festa, Caulonia(Italia) Tarantella Power , Venezia (Italia) Biennale Musica, Roma(Italia) Auditorium Parco della Musica, Bari (Italia) Medimex, Ariano Irpino (Italia) Ariano Folk Festival, Novoli (Italia) Focara Festival, Carpino(Italia) Carpino Folk Festival, Firenze Festival del Popoli (Italia), Bologna (Italia) Festival Botanique, Muro Leccese (Italia) Festival Ballati!

Collaborations and projects with:

Joe Zawinul, Buena Vista Social Club, Les Negresses Vertes, Massilia Sound System, Dupain, Lo Cor de la Plana, Manu Theron, Sam Karpienia, Nux Vomica, Dje Baleti, Bombino, E’Zezi, Eugenio Bennato, Marcello Colasurdo, Daniele Sepe, Luigi Cinque, Mauro Pagani, Ludovico Einaudi, Goran Bregovic, Joe Bastianich e i salentini Sud Sound System, Uccio Aloisi, Cesare Dell’Anna,.

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