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Municipale Balcanica

Municipale Balcanica was founded in 2003 by Nico Marziale, Paolo Scagliola, Raffaele Piccolomini and after a substantial live activity, publishes his first album in 2005 with the Italian label Ethnoworld. The debut album is "Fòua", in which the MB starts a lively and profound synthesis of Tzigane, Yiddish Klezmer and Eastern Europe sounds and the most radical and warm music from its homeland, Puglia, in southern Italy. The cd has been soon known not only in Italy but also and especially abroad where the reinterpretation of some famous tunes of Yiddish tradition made MB a new reality in the international world music scene. The prestigious journal International Folk World, assessed MB' s 'Hava Nagila' as "one of the best interpretations heard among thousands of last three decades." The approach to the ancient melodies are original and distinctive, because each musician has a very personal and peculiar musical culture. In 2006 the MB remains with its final and definitive line up, and continues to increase its credibility mainly thanks to its overwhelming and impressive LIVE performances. In 2008, evolving its sound without distorting it, Municipale Balcanica publishes “Road to Damascus”. In 2009, Municipale Balcanica collaborating with the Italian ambassador in Turkey and the Italian Institute in Ankara, gave three concerts in the Turkish capital. In 2010 MB re-started a project with Kocani Orkestar called “Between Shores” and played with them in Berlin Jazz Fest and others festivals. In June 2012 MB released the new album Offbeat developed with the support of Puglia SOUND. The record met critical acclaim: "This is amazing and unique intoxicating music. I love it. (FOLKWORLD) "and" A great test of Municipale Balcanica in this project demonstrated its ability to disengage from various styles and languages. (Rai Radio3). "In November 2012 MB won the competition MB of La Repubblica XL as the most voted band from Puglia. In 2013 MB tour travel to Austria, Brazil, France, Hungary(Sziget). At the end of 2013, MB began a collaboration with Roy Paci leading her to make several concerts. "A lot of curiosity and expectations for the special musical encounter between the leading balkan group of Italian nationality, Municipale Balcanica and eclectic Roy Paci, born of mutual need to share with the public the joy and energy of this feat. IN 2015 MB music were used by 'athlete gold medal at the Olympic Games in Nanjing Irina Annenkova after that already in 2006 had been used by Alexandra Merkulova. In 2015 Municipale Balcanica played two dates in London(Balkan Beat London 6Th Aniversary) and played a concert with Manu Chao. In 2017 after 600 gigs MB played two gigs in Scotland and played with Iggy Pop.