Global Sicilians


Kalsa (Megasound, 2007)

From Sicily (Italy) comes Unnaddarè, a worldbeat band led by multi-instrumentalist Maurizio Catania. The group uses Sicilian lyrics, frame drums, ud, saz, sitar, a variety of global percussion, didjeridu, and groovy electronics.

Catania and his crew combine fascinating Middle Eastern melodies and rhythms with global electronica and captivating Sicilian vocals.

Unnaddarè is quite a pleasant discovery. If you are a fan of the TransGlobal Underground and Temple of Sound school of music, you should definitely check them out. Highly recommended.

Get the CD from, Egean Music.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for TelevisiĆ³n EspaƱola (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.