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Mondorchestra
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Italy
Influences: African , Mediterranean , North African
Genres: rock, blues, progressive, jazz, traditional folk ballad
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Mondorchestrais a Mediterranean rock band with strong ethnic influence.Blues, reggae and folk music from Sicily make an explosive mixture on their tracks and shows.Mondorchestra’s vocalist, Rocco Pollina, is an original songwriter who sings his songs in Sicilian dialect.Mondorchestra’s songs deal with the violence of war, jail and mafia but they are often full of irony as well.Some ofMondorchestra’s songs belong to Pino Veneziano,a folk songwriter from Selinunte who died quite unknown some years agoThe band was born in Milan around 1997.The nameMondorchestracomes from the old name of the band, Mon Doh.The new name,Mondorchestra, can be read as a short name forMondorchestraproject,which put together musicians coming from “pizzica dance” bands and African ensembles.The official members of the band are:Rocco Pollina(voice, guitars, keyboards and sampling)Enzo Giliberti(voice and saxophones),Franco Gallerani(electric guitar, harmonica, bouzuki),Massimo Alò(acoustic and electric guitar),Domenico Schiattone(electric bass),Max Dinoia(drums)