Maria Mazzotta

Maria Mazzotta’s unique versatility is what makes her one of the most important voices of the music scene in the Apulia region of Italy and, more generally, of world music towards which she has an extremely respectful approach, backed by meticulous research into vocal characteristics of the area which highly differentiate the various cultures found within it. She moves in a natural, seamless way from the sounds of Southern Italy to the inflections of balkan music, and captivates the audience with her sincere interpretation as she carries them along while immersing them into the cultures of the songs interpreted.

From 2000 to 2015, she was part of Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino; a band she recorded 6 albums with, participating in some of the most important international world music festivals.

Over the course of her career, she has participated in the following major, national and international festivals: Womad (Australia, New Zealand, UK), GlobalFest (New York), South by Southwest (Texas), Small World Music Festival (Canada), Rainforest (Malaysia), TarabTanger (Morocco), Soglie (Saudi Arabia), Womex (Greece), Babel Med Music (France, Les Suds a Arles (France), Sete Sois Sete Luas (Portugal and Spain), Karneval der Kulturen (Germany), At-tension (Germany), and Festival Mito (Milan, Italy).