Liguria, it’s language, dance tunes, melodies and sounds are the core of the suggestive music repertoire proposed by Liguriani. A five piece act which combines a wide array of musical influences, playing old songs and bright, happy dance tunes.
The band proposes dance music from Liguria often associated with other tunes from close cultural areas: mazurka’s, sbrandi and monferrine from Liguria and Piedmont tie up with French valzer’s and schottische’s. The song repertoire has a strong emphasis on Ligurian dialect: traditional and popular songs are arranged by the band with creativity and flair.
All the members of Liguriani are well known Italian folk scene musicians, and have a wealth of musical experiences, from studio and radio recordings to international music tours in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, England, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Canada and Usa.
The band has recently released their debut album (Suoni dai Mondi Liguri, Felmay Records, 2011), which is getting raving reviews from specialized press (Giornale della Musica, Bravo Tradmagasin, Folker DE, Songlines UK and others). Their music has been broadcasted by Rai Radio 3, ABC Australia, CBC Canada, RTVES Spain, WDR Germany.
The bands has just recorded their new album, “Stundai”, which will be officially released in Italy in October 2014.
Liguriani have played in Italy, Spain, UK, Switzerland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Austria and Germany. In the last years the band has been touring extensively in Europe, appearing in renowned events such as Rudolstadt Folk Festival, Celtic Connections in Glasgow, WDR Koln folk konzerte, Rheingau Musik Festival, Weillburger Schlosskonzerte, Mito Settembre Musica, Eté Trad and many others.
Froots: “They power through Italian dance tunes like they are some sort of latter day Mediterranean Bothy Band””.