Two songwriters from the province of Messina, with a common passion for Blues, Folk and Italian and English-speaking singer-songwriters, have decided to meet on stage and offer
No common thread links the show, only the pleasure of playing together, they are Marco Corrao and Mimì Sterrantino.
The first, born musically in 2005 in the Sicilian landscape, draws from American music, Sicilian folk music and the study of the fathers of blues and roots music in general. Since 2001 he has participated in numerous festivals in various garments and accompanied by various electric and acoustic groups. Among the major the Gilgamesh Blues Festival of Turin opening only act for John Primer, Etna in Blues, Capo d’Orlando in Blues, Polistena Rock
The second, born in January 1984 on the bank of an icy river
of northern Sweden, but only after a few months he moved to the warm coast of eastern Sicily
in Castelmola, a charming village perched above Taormina. From his father, a folk singer, he absorbs the
passion for music: from his mother, Swedish, he takes that cosmopolitan touch that allows him to
to add to the passion for folk music, the love for international music.
In February 2007 he released his first EP, “Mimì Sterrantino”, for Malintenti dischi.
In the meantime he begins a casual collaboration with the Sicilian music group “I Beddi”
of which he becomes the main voice by publishing together with them 4 records over the years
increasingly contaminated by other genres.
After years of study and musical research he decides to self-produce and in October 2012, together
to the band Gli Accusati, he recorded the first recording work entitled “Spengo il televisivo”.
In January 2013 he participates in the final phase of Musicultura with the song “Our sky is the roof
dei Rom ”, a dedication to the nomadic people from which it drew much musical inspiration.
“A wolf on the sofa” is the title of the album dated 2015.
It includes ten tracks, always recorded together with the Accusati, which trace the northern sound paths
In November 2016 “L’Amedeo” comes out, the story of a goat torn apart by the pain of being away
from his beloved and from his homeland. The track wants to be a dedication to those who emigrate
against his will, and is divided into two parts that are placed on both sides of a 45 rpm vinyl.
The album is accompanied by “Il Baule”, a collection on CDs of songs already recorded by the same but with different arrangements and with two new tracks inside: “Senza asfaltu ne cimentu” and “Ma tu”.
Of 2017 is “The search of the Blues”, a tribute to the immense research work of the musicologist Alan Lomax and his father John, revisiting the old recordings made by them to pioneers of the Blues or prisoners of the penitentiaries of Mississippi or Louisiana of the years’ 30, 40s and 50s.
SATURDAY, JULY 13 Off Alkantara – h 22:00 Zona3