Il Senso Della Vita
Folkabbestia are six young guys from Italy who play an energetic and fun-laden mixture of Ska, Polka, Tarantella, Irish Folk, Slavic melodies and Italian Canzones. With 'Il Senso della Vita', their international debut CD, FOLKA- BBESTIA spread their distinctive and sometimes anarchic humour across Europe - and finally, the meaning of life - Il Senso della Vita is solved. In a laconic and ironic way, Folkabbestia tell their tales of tragic love stories or other adventures with an unhappy ending. FOLKABBESTA play sentimental sailors' songs, Italian anthems like 'Azzurro', songs about love and loss, pirates and partisans, presented with an optimistic punk attitude. The members of the band come from the city of Puglia, one of the southernomst regions of Italy, opposite the coast of Albania. Far from the frenetic hurry, and law and or- der of the industrial cities of the north, the tip of the heel of Italy plunges deep into the Mediterranian Sea. So it is easy to understand how the musical traditions of the southern Italian region, as well as neighbouring cultures, have influenced FOLKABBESTA's compositions. With modern as well as traditional instruments (violin, accordion, mandolin), FOLKABBESTA deliver a great live performance, transferring their own sense of fun onto the audience - jigging and whirling around until completely exhausted.