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About "Petra, Magellano"
Petra minata an cielu
Incredibile petra
Minata an cielu
Lu mare se bacia cu lu ientu
E face priciare li cavalli marini
Le cavalle galoppanu sulle onde
Ca lu ientu poi le face priciare cussì

A stone launched in the sky
An incredible stone
Launched in the sky
The sea kisses the winds
To please the sea horses
The sea horses ride the waves
Made so happy by the sea

Freely inspired by Antonio Pigafetta’s “A recount of the first journey around the world”, Magellano collates the soundtrack of the homonymous play, which tells the story of Ferdinando Magellano’s attempt to circumnavigate the Earth. The musical pieces follow the explorer’s journey, evoking the wonder at the discovery of new lands and people, the strain caused by unforeseen events, and the disappointment triggered by betrayals and conspiracies. They evoke the emotional moments brought about by restlessness - faithful companion of the Portuguese explorer – fascinating and disastrous at the same time, which is explored through the literary contributions of Gadda, Pasolini and Pessoa. The original music investigate the restlessness that has a hold on Magellano’s soul, shakes his certainties as a European of the 16th century, and unveils his weaknesses: his fear of loving, his dread of loneliness, the uncontrollable desire for knowledge, and the intolerable doubts in his faith in God.The music displays the original polyrhythmic and plurilingual characteristics of a motley crew such as Khaossia, whose land of origin is Salento.

The ensemble was born in 2005, in response to the desire of public and private bodies, as well as individuals with a passion for the southern folk genre, for a band representing the Salento region and its musical traditions in Lombardy. It comprises musicians who specialise in a number of genres, including ethnic and folk music from Salento in particular. Khaossia position themselves as a meeti... more
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