credit: Francesco Torricelli
Rachele Andrioli and Rocco Nigro propose an new approach by mingling traditional refrains from the Salento region with a personal, more current musical dimension, adding Italian popular repertoire and paying tribute to musical icons (Edith Piaf, Amalia Rodriguez). Rachele delivers warmth and emotion with her powerful voice perfectly accompanied by the agility and virtuosity of Rocco’s accordion. The duet’s first album « Maliè » was released in 2014 and the second album “Maldimè” in 2015 on Italian record label Dodicilune. Their third album is due out in 2018.
“The duet Rachele Andrioli e Rocco Nigro plunges us in a galaxy constellated with clearly-obscure, D-imagined traditional survivals. Their music is refined - accordion, voice, tambourine - and exploits the depths of breath, the flights vibrating and the deaf ruptures. One hears the Puglia region in the deep south of Italy, the traditional dances there, but also of the emanations of fado or sounds of Eastern Europe, songs out of age and of time, carried by a grain of voice magnetic and melodies which cherish the heart. Or even tear it.” Vanessa Fara – La Terrasse magazine (France) – March 2015