Khaossia: Volare! Italian Folk Music


Travel with Khaossia on a musical journey through the folk sounds of Southern Italy! The ensemble will take you through a variety of songs, from the traditional to the celebrated songs of Domenico Modugno. The varied repertoire will will flow from moments of low emotion to moments of soaring joy. Love, history, passion, exile, work, and play are themes that weave in and out of the songs, telling the story of a people and their temperament.

Luca Congedo, flute
Camilla Barbarito, voice
Fabio Turchetti, guitar and organetto (button accordion)

With the collaboration of Hermes Mangialardo and Giorgio Galanti

Khaossia was founded in 2005 in response to the demand for a band that could perform Southern Italian folk music in the northern region of Lombardy. Specializing in the ancient music of Salento, the southeasternmost part of the Italian mainland, where Greek, Roman, Norman, and Arabic influences have combined to produce a unique music including unforgettable lullabies, love songs, work songs, and famous dances like the "pizzica" (a partner dance) and the "tarantella" (said to be a cure for insanity caused by tarantula bites). Khaossia is made up of classically-trained musicians skilled in several genres who share a deep awareness of the historical, geographical, and cultural context from which their music springs. Instruments include voice, guitar, flutes, tambourines, and organetto (button accordion).

$10 / $7 w/ valid student ID


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