“Feast your ears on an Italian group that cooks up an exotic blend of cross-cultural ingredients.” Dore Stein, Tangent Radio, USA
“Akoustikòs” is Agricantus’ new artistic project – a journey through various places full of evocative perfumes, colors and atmospheres. Born out of their meeting with Sicilian pianist and vocalist Anita Vitale, the project revisits the band’s earlier repertoire with new ears, creating new music and songs with intense emotional power. The use of electronics, always a signature feature of the band, is here only to complement the gentle, organic and natural sound of the voices and instruments.
In these times of great confusion, “Akoustikòs” is a call to slow down and come together, to listen to the deep and the ancient. It is also a tribute to forgotten places and peoples, from the heart of the Mediterranean.
Agricantus are: Anita Vitale (lead vocal, Fender Rhodes, piano), Mario Crispi (ethnic wind instruments, vocals), Mario Rivera (6 string acoustic bass, vocals), Giovanni Lo Cascio (drum set, percussion).
Special guests: Massimo Laguardia (frame drums, vocals), Enzo Rao (violin, oud), Seby Burgio (piano, keyboards).