Tamburo e Voce

Andrea Piccioni / voice, frame drums, percussions, live electronics

Andrea Piccioni's solo concert is titled TAMBURO E VOCE: The Drum, as a voice in itself, is the absolute protagonist of this work, but in an absolutely melodic guise, since it is both beat and melody, song and pulse at the same time. The voice is the pivotal and essential element; a song steeped in the past, intimate, personal. The instruments of the Italian tradition such as the tambourine, the tammorra, the big frame drum, the jaw harp, the castanets, rise to the forefront thanks to the continuous creations and inventions of Andrea. In some tracks the electronics are wisely mixed with the archaic instruments and the voice, creating layers and substrates of sound; in other tracks, on the contrary, few acoustic elements dominate with a powerful and evocative sound.

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Loccisano Piccioni

Francesco Loccisano / battente guitar

Andrea Piccioni / frame drums, percussions, live electronics

The concert of the Duo Loccisano/Piccioni celebrates the meeting between two great artists through two of the instruments that are symbols of the Italian traditional culture: the Battente Guitar and the Frame Drums. The program will offer a journey through original pieces, across genres and emotions, prelude to a forthcoming record release.

UPGRADE - TG3 Calabria


Behnam Samani/  tombak, daf, udu
Reza Samani/ tombak, daf, frame drums
Hakim Ludin/ cajon, frame drums, percussion
Andrea Piccioni/ tamburello, frame drums
Javid Afsari Rad/ Santur

The Zarbang ensemble was formed in 1996 in Germany to explore and promote percussion music globally.  The vast diversity of percussion instruments and their playing techniques from around the world enables percussion to produce a plethora of rhythms that organically blend with and accentuate a broad range of melodies and harmony. 
Obvious and subtle differences in techniques used in various cultures and by ethnic groups to play similar or even the same percussion instruments often stem from the nuanced sounds and rhythms honed by tradition to express their cherished musical heritage.  Rooted in the ancient cultural heritage of Iran, Afghanistan, and Italy, and well-versed in western classical music, Zarbang musicians bring together a wide spectrum of skills, techniques, and traditions from different cultures.  Tapping into this rich heritage of regional styles and experience, Zarbang both promotes lesser explored arenas of music from various regions of the world, and oglobal audiences fresh compositions that emerge through mutual symbiotic influences of those styles.