iMusicalia is an award winning troupe of traditional musicians and singers from the Campania mountain region of Italy, near Naples. Led by folklorist brothers Amerigo and Marcello Ciervo, the band was formed nearly 30 years ago, has released more than 10 albums and performed all over the world. Taking root in the Italian Renaissance, their music is redolent of Italian folk melodies and even some Middle Eastern sounding elements as well.
Their mind boggling lineup includes: Amerigo Ciervo, accordion, barrel-organs, voice; Marcello Ciervo, guitars, mandoloncello, bouzouki, voice; Fabio Crisci, bass guitar, voice; Gina Leo, castagnettes & voice; Michele Iuliano, violin; Elisabetta Landi, tammorra, tambourine, voice; Mario Parente, trombone, flugelhorn, keyboards; Corrado Ciervo, tammorra, drums; and Antonella Noviello, voice.
iMusicalia’s 2006 Tour is a production of Jefferson Center, Roanoke, Virginia. It is made possible through a grant from the Campania Ministry of Culture and is supported by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.
"...Musicalia is an Italian national treasure. The brothers...Ciervo are untiring collectors of rare music, which they bring to flower with their lively octet." - James Bau Graves
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10701 Old Georgetown Rd., Rockville, MD
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Official Website: http://www.imtfolk.org
Added by mmcoulter on September 6, 2006