TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND BEYOND
Erba Matta (“Crazy Grass”) is dedicated to all those who resist order and control. Nadia Gabi and the duo Le Due nel Cappello (“Two Heads in One Hat”) harness an anti-authoritarian spirit to infuse traditional folk music with a raw and rebellious attitude.
Together they unearth traditional songs of Ticino, Switzerland and neighboring Lombardy, Italy using percussive and electric arrangements with the aim of the iconoclast: to break old images and reclaim these beautiful songs as anthems for today.
This new album is a collaboration undertaken in 2021 combining the passion of “globetrotter” artist Nadia Gabi (voice, guitar) for 1960s and 1970s folk music and, for the world music rhythms and rock beat, the gritty and versatile duo from Como, Italy: Sara Magon (vocals, guitar, ukulele, bass ukulele) and Clara Zucchetti (vocals, ukulele, vibraphone, percussion, drums).
Traditional songs are interspersed with original compositions by Nadia Gabi with Nadia improvising on acoustic guitar and Clara on the vibraphone.