4 June • National Opera & Ballet, 20:00
MARIA MAZZOTTA vocal, percussions
ANTONINO DE LUCA accordion
Maria Mazzotta's unique versatility is what makes her one of the most important voices of the music scene in the Apulia region of Italy. She moves in a natural, seamless way from the sounds of Southern Italy to the inflections of Balkan music, and captivates the audience with her sincere interpretation as she carries them along while immersing them into the cultures of the songs interpreted. Besides being part of Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino from 2000 to 2015, a band she recorded 6 albums with, Maria Mazzotta can boast numerous collaborations with national and international artists, including: Bobby McFerrin, Ibrahim Maalouf, Rita Marcotulli, Ballake Sissoko, Piers Faccini, Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara, Redi Hasa, Roy Paci etc. Over the course of her career, she has participated in some of the most important international world music festivals: Womad (Australia, New Zealand, UK), GlobalFest (New York), South by Southwest (Texas), Rainforest (Malaysia), TarabTanger (Morocco), Soglie (Saudi Arabia), Womex (Thessaloniki and Porto), Babel Med Music (France), Les Suds a Arles (France), to name a few. At OFFest she will be accompanied by the accordion player Antonino De Luca, presenting her latest album “Amoreamaro”.