Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 at 8:30 pm
Ouellette park at LaSalle
Kalàscima is one of Italy's hottest bands, this international acclaimed group mesh the ancient traditional ritual dance music of Taranta (Salento, Southern Italy) with electronic music. Explosive, energetic, captivating, Kalàscima feature many fascinating instruments (bagpipe, traditional flutes, italian organetto), a spectacularly vast array of percussion from South Italy and from all over the world (rick, darbouka), thrilling vocal and modern instrument (bass guitar and loop machine). It's the ancient that meets the modern music and the result is explosive, a sort of trance-folk music.
Kalàscima has a great International experience and was selected for Tallinn Music Week (Estonia, 2018), Mundial Montreal (Canada, 2017), SXSW (USA, 2016), Babel Med (France, 2016), Fira Mediterrania de Manresa (Spain 2016), Roskilde Festival (Denmark, 2016), Colours of Ostrava (Czech Republic, 2016), Australasian World Music Expo (Australia, 2013), Medimex (Italy, 2012), Sziget Sound Festival (2012, Hungary) are just some of the Festivals that hosted Kalàscima that toured in Australia, Ecuador, Japan, South Korea, China, USA, Israel, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Poland, Croatia. In november 2015 the band was on the cover of Trad Magazine in France. The last album of the band is Psychedelic Trance Tarantella (Ponderosa, 2014) and 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. “Psychedelic Trance Tarantella” is also proud to present the artistic collaboration of Ludovico Einaudi, playing the piano in the song ‘Due mari’.