The Kërkim was born in Puglia, turned to the lands of the Mediterranean. From Albania takes its name, in the meaning of search and observation, a costant motion made possible by dialogue, essence of worldmusic. Takes its inspiration from the street, listening sounds, smells and observing its steps. Kërkim meets, listens, preserves and rereads the frequencies of those lands; from the Balkans to North Africa, crossing Turkey and Syria and to the end weaving its own sound that has no borders.
Italian percussionist. She has been studying traditional drums like Zarb, darbouka, dumbek, daf, tar, cajon... "The rhythms, linked to the dances, trace the cultural fabrics of a people..."
She starts later to introduce herself to dialogue with electronics, with the idea of immersing ancient musical languages within suggestive listening environments.
Solo debut for the Apulian percussionist Manuela Salinaro. Main Hands is a “concept album”, its theme is getting lost in the sounds, blending the rhythms and colors of ancient geographies with contemporary environments.
Brigan involves young musicians from Southern Italy united by an interest in roots and traditional music.
The group was born in 2009 and has released 4 albums and many concerts all over the world.
After the debut album "Irish Roots", dedicated entirely to the music of the Irish harpist T. O'Carolan, in 2011 with the release of the second album "Ti sfondo i bodrhàn - tradition and contamination", was born and developed idea of Embarking on a new project: merging the sounds and rhythms of Celtic music and traditional music of Southern Italy. The research and study of traditional repertoires of most of the Celtic area is strengthened with the publication in 2014 of the third album "Transumanza Sonora", with which Brigan win “Universo Folk" international folk competition in Oviedo, Spain.
The numerous concerts and trips in Spain and Portugal have led the Brigan to devote themselves to the search for a hybrid language through the encounter between the music of the Iberian Northwest and Campania, and this is how in 2018 the fourth album “Rúa San Giacomo", Produced by Marocco Music, and recorded between Santiago de Compostela-Vigo (Spain) and Sant’Arpino.
This last album boasts various awards including the top 40 of the Best World Music Records (Translgobal World Music Chart); Album of the month for BloogFolk; finalist of the "One World Music Awards" (England); top 20 of Global Chart (USA).
The "Rua San Giacomo" Tour brings the Brigan to a long series of concerts throughout Italy, in many cities of the Iberian peninsula, in Germany and for the first time beyond the European borders: at the "Jacob's Ladder Festival" in Israel and at the "World Music Asia ” with two concerts in Shanghai, China.