A blend of tradition and innovation
An electro-acoustic mix
Languages and authors reborn
For "As long as there is a good story and someone to listen, we'll get by"
Fabio Briganti (Italy): bell cittern, fiddle, lapsteel guitar, harmonica, voice
Fiorenzo Mengozzi (Italy): drum, darbuka, bodhràn, noises
Filippo Fiorini (Italy): didjeridoo, dan moi, nefir, kalimba
Marie Rascoussier (France): electric bass, dulcimer, cigarbox guitar, voice
The Marcabru project was born in 2004 from the ashes of I Musici, a band founded in Forlimpopoli in the early 90s. It is not easy to define the music that they propose ... some called it progressive folk, others folk-rock. In their music scents of Celtic folk (Irish, Scottish, Breton, English) can be found, but also elements of European popular music (from the scandinavian North, to the Mediterranean, passing through Italy); all this enriched by acoustic and electric sounds obtained with an original use of instruments often created by Fabio Briganti. An essential element that binds everything together is the didjeridoo, a rhythmic and hypnotic drone. What label to use then? They like to define themselves as “folk randagio” (stray folk).