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BANCHINI Francesco - Baqshish
BANCHINI Francesco

Fy 8122
Dunya Records
1 CD

Baqshish gathers together and consolidates traces of Banchini’s previous work which has taken him from the study of classical and Medieval music to music therapy to southern Italian folk music to the traditions of Balkans and the Mediterranean.  From his early days in the town band of Pozzuoli where he was born,  Banchini has always believed in the importance of playing live, an approach which has lead to numerous collaborations with international groups and artists. In Italy he has played with Ataraxia, Lino Cannavacciuolo, Marcello Colasurdo and is a key fixture in singer and guitarist Massimo Ferrante’s band. Baqshish  is a CD bursting with colour and flavour on which BANCHINI’s original compositions blend with traditional Mediterranean songs and melodies. As well as various types of clarinet BANCHINI plays nay, flute, chalumeaux, piano, while his own voice broadens even further the expressive possibilities of his music. Accompanying him on the record are a group of fine musicians including Davide Della Monica (guitar), Cristiano Della Monica (percussion), Francesco Migliaccio (accordion) and Manuela Salinaro (darabouka, cajon, frame drums). The tracks that comprise Baqshish are extremely lively, with admirable instrumental passages that invite mind and body to join the dance. But there’s no lack of quieter, more reflective moments either, borne upon the arcane, beguiling tones of BANCHINI’s winds, or of voices in dialects and tongues that evoke far flung corners of time and space. Baqshish is an open work that finds an ideal balance between the rediscovery and renewal of folk heritage and experimentation of a more contemporary flavour, a record that is sure to delight listeners who regard music as a privileged means of communication between people and cultures of different origins.


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BANCHINI Francesco - Baqshish


Francesco Banchini - clarinet, guitar, darabouka, claps, nay, paino, vocal
Davide Della Monica - accordeon, vocal, cumbus, claps, small percussion, 12 strings guitar
Cristiano Della Monica - darabouka, frame drums, small percussion
Manuela Salinaro - frame drums, cajon
Pino Ruffo - riq, frame drums
Francesco Migliaccio - frame drums, accordeon
Maura Sciullo - vocal
Rugiada Ligorio - accordeon
Maria Paola Banchini - vocal
Valentina Di Lorenzo - vocal


from CD Ye Katama Hod
16 December 2018 - h:21.30
Ester Formosa & Elva Lutza
Musicultura World Festival
Olbia - Italy

16 December 2018 - h:16.00
Piccola Banda di Cornamuse
in "Siamo qui a cantar la stela"

Palazzo Comunale
Via XXV Aprile 1
Peschiera Borromeo (MI) - Italy

21 December 2018 - h:16.00
in "Unico Figlio"

Teatro Paradiso
Largo Alexander Skrjabin 1
Bogliasco (Ge) - Italy

22 December 2018 - h:21.30
in "Unico Figlio"

La Claque Teatro
Via San Donato 9
Genoa - Italy

26 December 2018 - h:17.00
Vado Ligure (SV)

26 December 2018 - h:22.00
in "Unico Figlio"

Centro Lomellini 17
Via Lomellini 17
Genoa - Italy

29 December 2018 - h:18.00
in "Unico Figlio"

Palazzo Doria Tursi
Via Garibaldi 9
Genoa - Italy

05 January 2019 - h:21.00
Ester Formosa & Elva Lutza
Teatro Civico
Sassari - Italy

18 January 2019 - h:20.00
Zehntscheuer Ravensburg
Ravensburg - Germany

03 February 2019 - h:11.00
Birkin Tree & Aoife ni Bhriain
Teatro Filodrammatici
Milan - Italy

09 February 2019 - h:21.30
Birkin Tree & Aoife ni Bhriain
Folk Club
Turin - Italy

21 March 2019 - h:21.30
Michel Balatti & Michael Bryan
Club il Giardino
Lugagnano di Sona (VR) - Italy

30 March 2019 - h:21.00
Ester Formosa & Elva Lutza
Barnasants Festival
Barcelona - Spain

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