Agricantus (from Latin: the song of the cornfield):
is a group of general "world ethnic-electronica", born
in Palermo. The group says in the mid-90s with the "sound" of the
bandleader Tonj Acquaviva, and the arrival of the Swiss singer Rosie Wiederkehr.
From the beginning, Agricantus (from Latin: the
song of the cornfield), has always had a vision of the boundless world,
from which to extract a musical narrative through ties with the cultures of the five
continents. His artistic career is symbolically based on "vision
of peace among peoples", that peace can be built continuously
through the sounds, the music and the words. The intention is to
enrich their music with sounds and colors and languages, with
the desire to lead the listener through the continuous "crescendo" and "diminuendo" of music, to switch to another possible world. In 2013, after two years of gestation comes to the Spanish
label Discmedi the concept album with Kuntarimari editions Warner.
The album makes use of several international guests. Mounir Troudi,
one of the best singers of Sufi Tunisia, will sing in Kuntarimari.
Tamar McLeod, a Maori singer, is on two tracks.
Onur Erbas, a singer in Turkey, sings in Sema
Şimdi. The Sicilian singer ragamuffin Jaka took part in the writing
and singing of Divinity. In the album there is also the presence of several musicians including Binod Katwal, a virtuoso of ethnic
flutes of Nepal. Guitars to the return of the historic Italian guitarist
/ Swedish Lutte Berg and low Argentina Guille Mokotoff,
while the ethnic picks Mauro Sigura. In addition, the presentation
took place in Barcelona (Es) saw on stage other investments including the Catalan singer Mariona Sagarra, the greek singer /
Spanish Iris Aneas and player Nay Israeli Gabriel Eden Kolkin. Some of their work are contained in the collections of Buddha Bar.
Tonj Acquaviva: Voice, wave drum and samplers.
Rosie Wiederkehr: vocal.
Blessed Dreisigova: vocal.
Eric Guennou: Winds.
Mauro Sigura: Bouzouki,
Lutte Berg: guitars.