Dipnoi are living fossils, an order of prehistoric fish that have vestiges of rudimentary lungs: during periods of drought, adapting to the environment, they take refuge in small, moist burrows and can breathe atmospheric oxygen. This is a metaphor that evokes the current music scene in Sicily: in the name of survival.
The poetics developed by the Oi Dipnoi trio were born out of the meeting between tradition and innovation: one enriches the other in a constant dialogue in which the assets of the musical culture of the island are given
Hailing from Sicily, Oi Dipnoi draws deeply from the wells of tradition while creating a new sound full of personality. It is presented to us in a vivid version where the diatonic accordion is supported by a strong rhythm section of bass and percussion, thanks to a charming and light fusion with elements of jazz and progressive archaic folk.
Their debut album“Bastrika” was released in November 2015 in Hungary by NarRator Records. There are also two special guests on the record, Dániel and Vilmos Gryllus of Kaláka, the most famous and long-established folk group in Hungary. Later in 2015, the trio took part in the Festival I-ART, producing the show “Etnafjord” together with the Swedish female
In their second album “Pontos”, released in January 2018, special guest the string arrangement by Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards from
The trio, formed in 2013, has already performed successfully in various folk festivals across Italy, France, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, England, Spain, Latvia, India, Chile
Here we are, alive and free... on the road again:Jul 18 - Pilato Agrifest, Antillo (ME)Jul 24 - Jazz in Vigna, Santa Venerina (CT)Aug 13 - Milo Folk Fest, Milo (CT)Aug 26 - Adriatico Mediterraneo, Anconaand more to come...
SUEZ / OM JAG HADE VINGAR a song by V. Cairone/M. Carnemolla/M. Gulisano/trad) taken from the CD "Oi Dipnoi - Pontos" Watch it now here Marco Carnemolla (bass), Valerio Cairone (diatonic accordion), Mario Gulisano (bodhràn) with KRAJA (Sweden) vocal arrangement: Frida...
Oi Dipnoi & Saucējas: new song and animation video crowdfunding Maģa, maģa ābelēna (very little apple tree) Latvian traditional singing group Saucējas & Sicilian ethno music trio Oi Dipnoi met in studio for the very first time to produce a single and...