Officina Zoe Italy
Playing flutes, accordions, guitars, harmonicas, fiddles and mandolins...
Formed in 1993 in Salento – the ‘heel’ of southern Italy’s famous ‘boot’ – Officina Zoé are in the forefront of the revival of interest in Italian folk styles such as tarantella and pizzica, one of the one of the oldest and most vibrant of the Mediterranean’s traditional dance rhythms.
Playing flutes, accordions, guitars, harmonicas, fiddles and mandolins, Zoe’s all-acoustic music has become highly popular with Italian film directors seeking to evoke a rustic past, but the six-strong group has also broadened its repertoire of ancient songs and dances to include original compositions, rejuvenating pizzica’s folk traditions while remaining true to its acoustic spirit.
Officina Zoe will be supported by Puglia Sounds.