From 14 to September 26 the 25ma edition of the Ethnos Festival, an international festival of ethnic music, will take place in eight municipalities in the province of Naples, which had its premiere in July with great success.
Tourist itineraries marked by music will touch the municipalities of San Giorgio a Cremano, Bacoli, Boscotrecase, Cercola, Grumo Nevano, Massa Lubrense, Torre Annunziata and Volla and will see the participation of artists from southern Italy and, as far as abroad is concerned, Spain , France, Argentina, Iran, Angola and Albania.
To represent the Country of the Eagles the duo formed by Redi Hasa and Maria Mazzotta, who will perform on Thursday 19 in Grumo Nevano, with a show to be held at Palazzo Landolfo at 20.30.
The Hasa-Mazzotta project
Redi Hasa is the most famous cellist in contemporary Albania. Class 1977, born in Tirana, where he attended the Academy of Arts, obtained a scholarship for Italy and graduated from the Tito Schipa Conservatory in Lecce.
A virtuous collaborator of the great Ludovico Einaudi, of whom he is soloist in his concerts, in 2005 he meets the Lecce-based singer Maria Mazzotta, with whom he shares a great musical affinity.
From the 2008 Hasa is permanently on the staff of the 'Notte della Taranta', the most famous Salento music festival in the world, of which Einaudi is one of the artistic directors.
In the 2010 Redi and Maria begin to think of a common musical project, which unites the folk sounds of the people they met during their travels. And of course, it also retraces the stories of the respective native lands.
The project takes shape. In the 2014 comes 'Ura', a disc that proposes the best traditional Mediterranean music, revisited by the vibrant voice of Mazzotta and the virtuosity of the Hasa violin.
The two artists thus become the bridge, Italian translation of the Albanian word ura, between the vocal experience of Salento and the mestizo sound of the Balkans.