Claudio Merico and Giulia Tripoti, the artistically restless duo behind Karkum Project, are constantly seeking new avenues to express themselves musically. Following "Aljama" (2022), Ancient Songs of the Mediterraneo, their latest release "Sahira" (2023), a tribute to heroic women, showcases their unwavering passion for exploring the cultural and musical routes of the Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa.
As artists, Claudio and Giulia are always striving to create something unique and captivating. Their collaboration is a testament to their shared vision of artistic exploration. With each project, they aim to break free from traditional norms and explore uncharted territories in composition and music. They aim to capture the essence of cultural diversity while infusing it with their own songwriting and distinct artistic flair.
Claudio Merico and Giulia Tripoti's dedication to their craft is evident in every note they produce. As listeners embark on a sonic journey with Karkum Project's music, they can expect an immersive experience that transcends traditional expectations.
The future holds exciting possibilities for these visionary artists as they redefine what it means to be an artist in today's dynamic landscape.
Visit the Karkum Project’s website to learn more about the artists and their projects.
Available in concert all through 2024 with the Karkum Project Duo and/or the Karkum Project Ensemble.
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" A project of great appeal"
The Karkum Project Ensemble
Claudio Merico (Italy) – viella, violin, oud, Indian violin, sarod, dilruba, mandolin, rebab, yayili tanbur
Giulia Tripoti (Italy) – vocal, sazs, percussions, guitar, cumbussaz, winds
Giovanni Squillacioti (Italy) – middle eastern percussion, cajon, tablas, frame drums
Daniele Ercoli (Italy) – double bass, gaita, kaval
+ Special guests:
Mübin Dünen (Kurdistan/Turkey) – santur, duduk, ney, voc and
Manish Madankar (India) – tablas
Esharef Alì Mhagag (Libya) – Arabic song
Aurore Sèguier (France) – nyckelharp, Cretan lyre
Federico Pascucci (Italy) – ney, clarinet
Susanna García Rubí (Italy) – cello
Andrea Pullone (Italy) – oud, saz, guitar
Lucio Graziano (Italy) – tamà
Karkum Project Duo: 2
Karkum Project Ensemble: from 5