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Towards the end of 2011, almost all the components of the band "Apulia Ensemble" decided to follow the path of musical innovation, forming the band "Kailia."

Seven professional musicians, attending (or graduates of) several prestigious Italian conservatories of music, come together in the name of two primitive forms of art: music and dance. Their aim is to create a strong bond between these arts through the involvement of the listeners. Precisely for this reason, they start with folk music!

From the tradition of singing pruners of Alto-Salento (who sang in the trees during the pruning of olive trees), the "stornelli" of the "Tarantella" and "Pizzica Pizzica", they begin to go further, to find out how the tarantellas of southern Italy are so close to Irish jigs, and how the wind orchestras ("Bande") of Puglia have much in common with the fanfares and "taraf" respectively of the populations of Eastern Europe and the gypsies.

Kailia, the ultramillenarian name of Ceglie Messapica, is the native area of the seven musicians, who go back to the ancient traditions of music and dance, and want to innovate them with new ideas and their young energy.

Kailia was born after the participation of Giovanni Chirico, Paola Barone, Donato Quarto, Davide Chiarelli, Giuseppe Gallone, Andrea Antelmi, and Remigio Furlanut in the Prime Ministerial contest for bands, choirs, and folk groups, with a request for special mention by the jury at the Ministry of Art and Culture.

In the course of their research (not only musical but also cultural), they perform at various events in Puglia, eventually reaching the stage of "La Notte della Taranta" in August 2012, as few other groups in their area have.

Their journey continues, as do the meetings with prominent personalities of traditional music in Puglia.

Among various concerts, on August 9, 2013, they finally released their first album, entitled Kailia, entirely self-produced and self-financed.
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