DELEM DO MAR
Tradition, Ethnic, Mashup, electronic and roots.
A “New World Music” dressed in history, technology, culture and modernity.
Djelem Do Mar is a “made by women” production built and designed by the band leaders Fabia Salvucci and Sara Marini: a sort of “ethnic-linguistic” journey through the Italian’s traditional songs and Mediterranean basin music culture. In addition to the work of historical research that can be associated with folk music in the strict sense, Djelem Do Mar goes further, essentially contaminating itself with the use of «Rock / Pop oriented» electric and electronic instruments.
Together with the “Frontwomen”, we have Lorenzo Cannelli (also in the unplugged trio formula), on vocals, piano, accordion, bouzouki and laouto, Franz Piombino on electric bass, Paolo Ceccarelli on electric guitar and Michele Fondacci on drums, percussion and electronics “suggestions”.
This and the new arrangements are constructed in order to somehow take this journey into the contemporary.
Sara Marini, of Umbrian-Sardinian origin and Fabia Salvucci, frusinate, met years ago during their studies in Rome.
They collaborate with some of the most important artists of the Italian popular music scene, including Giovanna Marini, Ambrogio Sparagna, Nando Citarella, Tosca Donati and Elena Ledda.United by a passion for ethnic sounds, love for the rediscovery of traditional-popular music, ancient songs, roots and the sense of belonging of man, they merged their research creating this artistic project.
The awareness of the contemporary sounds, however, renders this production projected paradoxically in the future; the new arrangements and new compositions are based on stories and sounds anchored to their “today”.
Djelem, or “jelem”, in the Romani language means walking, going, traveling;do mar in Portuguese translates as “from the sea”.