The Mediterraneo has always been a melting pot of different cultures, languages and traditions.
This historically grown diversity is also reflected in the music of the Mediterranean countries. An example of this are the diverse musical traditions of southern Italy, in which even the language itself claims its own, unfamiliar sound space for itself. The Domo Emigrantes ensemble is also searching for musical roots and sounds of the Mediterranean region. Born from the traditional music culture of southern Italy, it embarks on a cross-border journey to its Mediterranean origins. The result is a repertoire rich in various musical colours, created by an appropriate choice of original instruments, such as the southern Italian Zampogna, the Kurdish Tembûr or the Greek Bouzouki. Alleged differences become commonalities and merge with each other audibly.
In 2016 Domo Emigrantes won the Folkest Festival and three categories of the famous Italian world music competition Premio Parodi (critic’s Prize, best music and best arrangement). Their second album (Kolymbetra, 2015) won the Indie Acoustic Project Awards (Colorado, USA) in the category World Music as Best Album of the Year. Their latest album (Aquai, 2017) is the result of a collaboration with Musicamorfosi and won a competition of the Italian PRS in the category New Works. The ensemble has given numerous concerts in Italy (Etétrad, Folkest, Kaulonia Tarantella Festival) and abroad, e.g. in the USA (Warner Bros Studios), Turkey (Istanbul Festival) and in the renowned Concertgebouw Amsterdam.