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Taluna – Italian New Roots

June 23, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Samavesha presents

Taluna – Italian New Roots
As part of the Rose Labyrinth Series

Taluna is a band formed by the incredible result of different artistic formations of four Italian musicians, which have their roots not only in Piedmont, but also in Apulia, Abruzzo, Liguria, and even beyond Italian borders as in France and Eastern Europe. The artistic result of Taluna’s creativity is a very unique and special sound. All songs from their album “Exper” are written by them individually and arranged together, in a collection which merge genres and styles like ethnic music (Rom, Balkan), popular music (Occitan), the “pizzica” of Salento, Latin and Jazz. 

Gaia Mobilij is center stage with his accordion, the old “lira Calabrese” and her warm and evocative voice, the violin of Marco Ghezzo exudes elegant notes that make the audience dream and dance, Camilo Nu with his guitar accompanies every dfferent style, launching rifs worthy of the best amenco-jazz soloist, finally the tambourine of eclectic Peppino Leone emanates the vibrant pulse of the group, with continuous reminder of the “taranta of Salento”.

“The artistic result of Taluna’s creativity is a very unique and special sound, based on a repertoire of traditional songs presented in a modern way, a sound produced by classical instruments though resulting new to every listener and public.” – “Through their great musical talent they brought the atmosphere of the Mediterranean to warm up winter weather in the City, and will continue to do so until the end of the year! “ – L’ItaloAmericano (San Francisco)

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Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Concert: 8pm
‘Meet the Artist’s Vision’: after concert

Rose Labyrinth – 2138 Cedar Street, Berkeley
(1 mile walk from Downtown Berkeley BART & in the middle of the Gourmet Ghetto!)


Gaia Mobilij: Singer and accordeonist, songwriter of freshness and joy. She has uncountable artistic experiences from classical studies of accordion and piano to jazz and rom singing. She collaborated with Alexian Santino Spinelli, Ettore Castagna and Ross Daly. She worked in Italy and abroad with klezmer, folk, Mediterranean and traditional orchestras but now she is concentrated in her own music. 

Giuseppe Leone: Since his rst years he studied drums and rhythms of his land, catching it as the heartbeat of the planet. He took part to the edition 2005 and 2006 of the Night of Taranta, International Festival in Melpignano where Buena Vista Social Club took part too. Right now he is one of the best tambourine players of the world. 

Camilo Nu: He is one of the best Flamenco guitarists of Mexico, who has been involved with artists from di erent latitudes. He played with masters of Andalusia, Su and Gnawa music in festivals in Morocco, USA, South America and Europe. Actually he lives in Caribbean where he composes and plays. He had the opportunity to play with the big Paco de Lucia many many times there. 

Marco GhezzoHe starts at 8 years old studying classical violin and then goes deep to his Occitan roots with Gabriel Ferrero and many groups of his land. Then, at 18, he meets the Romanian Tsigane music and founds the Bruskoi Prala group. Then with the occitans Pas de Betont, the world music group Simbiotika, the swing manouche “Cloroformia”. He played in Arturo Brachetti show. 



June 23, 2016
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Rose Labyrinth
2138 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA 94709 United States