Musicastrada Festival 2016


– 14 free entry gigs in 14 different towns– #musicastradafestival16

– Musicastrada in Tavarnuzze – 2 gigs on 19th  and 26th July

– Scenary photos workshop with  Lucia Baldini photographer – 22/23 July in Vicopisano and Montopoli

– Aperistrada – an “aperitivo” just before the concert, a moment to live in this long journey across the Province of Pisa. Typical dishes, local producst and wines at good price. – #aperistrada16

– the 13th edition of the photo contest Fotografando la Musica

How to give your contribution to Musicastrada’s gigs? It’s easy: you can buy the artists’ CD or other local products or just leave a free and voluntary offer

All gigs are free and start at 9. 45 p.m.

How to find a good restaurant and buy Toscana’s typical products?
Discover all the best restaurants and shops on  VETRINA TOSCANA


 Musicastrada Festival has been realized with the support of:
Regione ToscanaProvincia di Pisa

and the valuable financial support of: Fondazione PISA, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Volterra, Vetrina Toscana, Geofor SPA, Ecofor Service, Rea Spa, Asa Spa, Toscana Energia, Camera di Commercio di Pisa, Unicoop Firenze, Acque Spa, Pontedera Revisioni e Collaudi, Carrozzeria Record Fucecchio, Graziani Candele, Team 2000, Euroferramenta Miglio, Hotel Ristorante Quattro Gigli, Bar dell’Orso, Cerri Massimo Oreficeria, Ristorante Da Piero, Ristorante Da Remo, Ristorante La Grotta Cascina, Ristorante Le Volte, Tabaccheria Rosamilia, Rist


july 17 -  9.45 p.m.

primo nelson (UK)

july 17 – 9.45 p.m.

Primo Nelson are an original, hard hitting, funk inspired, groove movement of heavy horns ripping riffs through a thumping funk core, husky tones and so much more…. Primo Nelson were formed by Dave ‘Funky Dava’ Ambrose and Danny ‘Mozza’ Moreline in 2003 under the name Big Dogg. First album was “For Funk Shake” with Andy Smith on keyboards, James Thake on drums and great vocalist Dawnette Fessey. Their single ”What’s That?” became famous in Italy thanks to RAI 2, Popcorner broadcasting. This year, in March they released their second album, “Future Tourist” containing the new groove and funky singles “Pinch”, “Squeeze”, “It’s alright” and ”Jazz House”.

loc. san casciano cascina pisa

july 19 - 9.45 p.m.

musica da ripostiglio (ITA)

july 19 – 9.45 p.m.

At the beginning their aspiration was to play the repertoire of the singer Luca Pirozzi as chamber music, but given the times we live in, they start to play… from the back room !! In fact, their name Musica dal Ripostiglio means “Music from the back room”. On stage they are funny, sudden, excited, they play with freshness and simplicity. Their atmosphere is very retro, swing music from the first years of the last century with Gypsy and French influences, Greek sirtaky, waltzes and boleros. Besides, their lyrics are ironic and irreverent.

castelfranco di sotto pisa

july 20 - 9.45 p.m.

one man 100% bluez (ITA)

july 20 – 9.45 p.m.

ONE MAN 100 % Bluez is David Lipari. His BlueZ is the name of his original music, a music that he sings and plays as an Afro-American. His project started as a busker on Roman bridges in 2009 and proceed with a tour across Italy and Europe, for 5 years. ONE MAN 100 % Bluez performs in different open line-up with the purpose to amaze, amuse and entertain the audience. He never abandoned his version one man band even if he accompanies his guitar towards the Mississippi Delta or his Punk / Blues trio with Philip Schininà on drums and bass Chef Low fuzz and sex- percussions.

calcinaia pisa

july 21 - 9.45 p.m.

flo (ITA)

july 21 – 9.45 p.m.

FLO (Floriana Cangiano) is certainly one of the most eclectic and versatile personalities in the Italian music panorama. She began studying opera singing in 1995 and then, a few years later, she fell in love with traditional music and world music. Among her experiences we must remember the one with the world music famous composer and musician Daniele Sepe. “Of Love and other irreversible things” was the name of her first album, released in 2014. It was published not only in Italy but also in France and Benelux, England, Japan, Austria, Germany, Spain and Portugal. Such success took her on tour in Spain, Portugal, France and Germany. “The month of the Rosary” is the name of her second album.

bientina pisa

july 22 - 9.45 p.m.

saodaj' (FRA)

july 22 – 9.45 p.m.

Saodaj’ is a band coming from the Island of Reunion: they are a symbol of a new generation of young artists reinterpreting the Maloya, a musical genre of the Indian Ocean islands. They sing in Creole and French as a result of a merger of the rhythms of the Malagasy slaves and East africa with the contamination of clear voices, impetuous ternary rhythms, Southern, African and European influences. An unbelievable acoustic sound and an artistic maturity: they remain true to their origins but they are open to the influences of the world music. Soodaj’s rhythms and melodies make people dance as in a state of hypnotic trance.

vicopisano pisa

The Underscore Orkestra was formed in Portland, Oregon with members hailing from many corners of the globe, playing a blend of Balkan, Klezmer, Hot Jazz, Swing and American music, both original and traditional. Entire sets in each style can be heard or a nice melange of all. They are often joined by live Belly Dance. Their Performance evokes the old world and the new, the eerily haunting sounds from the east, with definite roots in the west. Influences are far and wide but range from New Orleans Jazz, to Eastern European, Greek, Turkish, Bulgarian, Roma and Klezmorim Music, Manouche Swing, to Acoustic Metal. Guaranteed to get you up and moving!!!

loc. montecalvoli s.maria a monte pisa

july 25 - 9.45 p.m.

enzo favata enrico zanisi duo (ITA)

july 25 – 9.45 p.m.

The jazz duo with pianist Enrico Zanisi is a concentrated version of the quartet “Inner Roads” led by Enzo Favata, a trademark of the Sardinian saxophonist music. He was born in 1956 and he can be considered the intersection of popular and avant-garde elements. Favata brought this personal mix of archaic and modern music within his various collaborations. Besides the young Roman jazz pianist Enrico Zanisi (1990) comes from a strong jazz education. He is a leader, especially in trio performances and he has already earned several awards, including the Top Jazz 2012 as the ” best new talent ” of the Italian jazz.

montopoli pisa

july 27 - 9.45 p.m.

bandadriatica (ITA)

july 27 – 9.45 p.m.

BandAdriatica celebrates its 10th year of activity. During the spring of 2006 the newborn crew charts its first ideal course on an old map, without even imagining all that would happen, with only a piece of paper and a dream in hands: let’s go to east!. Living music, traditions and sounds in a constant change. Every stage becomes the deck of a ship that conveys to the public an irrepressible rhythm ready to dance as a swollen river flowing into the same sea: the sea we all come from. Bandadriatica’s concert is a celebration, it’s the unexpected journey that brings you somewhere else and makes you believe that everything is possible, for one night, or maybe forever.

pontedera pisa

august 1 - 9.45 p.m.

naked (SRB)

august 1 – 9.45 p.m.

Naked is a cutting-edge collaborative core-band with its feet firmly rooted in unique mix of global urban grooves with Balkan, world and free-jazz relishes. Naked’s fiercely corpulent mix of traditional music heritage from the Balkans with swing and free-jazz is the soundtrack to band’s everlasting quest for true music identity. Spring of 2015, Naked welcomes with a 3rd studio album „Nakedonia“ (second for Hungarian label Narator Records) and new formation. Striped to a quartet the band gets more naked than ever, extravagantly topped with soul voices of baritone sax, bass clarinet, duduk, zurla and other reeds by Amir Gwirtzman.

loc. serrazzano pomarance pisa

John McSherry and Dónal O’Connor are the creative force behind the highly innovative traditional band At First Light. Seán Óg Graham is regarded as one of Ireland’s finest accompanists and he tours with the successful group Beoga. All three come from North East of Ireland and they spent many late nights on the Belfast session scene together. Featuring new compositions which sit comfortably alongside traditional pieces from 19th Century collections, plus fresh and progressive arrangements. These three fearless musical adventurers will chart a path from the ancient music of the Gael to the contemporary shape of traditional Irish music today.

monteverdi marittimo pisa

august 3 - 9.45 p.m.

forrò mior (ARG ITA)

august 3 – 9.45 p.m.

Forró is a rhythm that comes from the northeastern area of Brazil. It is a mix of good vibes, rhythm and joy, to dance in couples and evoke subtle sensuality that bridges across generations. Forró Miór’s repertoire includes the greatest classics by Luiz Gonzaga (Forró’s father), besides other musical gems by Dominguinhos, Gilberto Gil, Tom Zé and a few original compositions.

casale marittimo pisa

“The Secret Song of the Trees” by Francesca Breschi with Ettore Bonafé on percussions. It is a project on the Italian oral tradition and vocal music which has been awarded in 2013 with “Coup de Coeur 2013 – Musique du Monde”. This project evokes an ancient repertoire as digging deep into a song of the oral tradition to find the most hidden Italy and a stunning contemporary world and diving in search of that miracle that only deep union between aesthetics and ethics can give us. This voice is the link through the centuries and tells stories of men from the ancient world and the rural dialogue through different eras intertwining roots to build centenarian houses.

loc. montecastelli pisano castelnuovo val di cecina pisa

august 9 - 9.45 p.m.

the rad trads (USA)

august 9 – 9.45 p.m.

Based in New York City, The Rad Trads have quickly gained a reputation as one of New York’s most entertaining live acts. They bring their love of the game to a diverse style of soulful American music, with influences ranging from early jazz to New Orleans brass band, R&B, the Chicago and delta blues, and rock & roll. Featuring three powerful horns, a driving rhythm section, and three captivating lead vocalists, The Rad Trads consistently win over audiences with their relentless energy, charisma, and enthusiasm.

riparbella pisa

august 17 - 9.45 p.m.

quique escamilla (MEX)

august 17 – 9.45 p.m.

Quique Escamilla comes from Chiapas and lives in Toronto. He mixes Mexican traditional rythms with rock and reggae music, creating his own music “Music from Americas”. “Modern day troubadour”, Quique Escamilla makes music that comes straight from the soul. The stories he tells are the stories we need to hear; socially and politically conscious lyrics paired with exceptional musicianship. He’s a unique talent who holds to the traditions of heavyweights like Bob Marley and Manu Chao. Quique is really one to watch!” 
- Garvia Bailey, CBC Radio Canada.

chianni pisa