Hilario Baggini, Andrés Langer, Marco Zanotti
Del Barrio Trio
The ensemble DEL BARRIO was born in Italy in 2001 from the encounter between the multi-instrumentalist Hilario Baggini, the pianist Andrés Langer and the drummer-percussionist Marco Zanotti. The project starts from a research of a personal and creative language, which has the aim to widespread the Argentinian folklore, that outside the national border is not well-known yet, and to revisit tango through the modern music’s influences. From here, the original compositions and the different shows that for years Del Barrio has been performing around assume the outlines of a world music without borders, with references to tango and Andean music. An ascertained interplay and a good dose of jazz improvisation between the musicians, thanks to an intense live activity, and a particular care for the arrangements represent the style of the band’s music.
In 2005 they give up all their engagements to dedicate themselves to this project full time, by recording their first record work entitled “Viaggio in Argentina”, followed by “Argentino soy” in 2008 and “Del Barrio in Compagnia”, that was live recorded in 2010 together with musicians and dancers of top level. In 2013 they released "El Diablito", the first record where the band focused almost exclusively on the original compositions, with guests Javier Girotto, Massimo Tagliata, Elisa Ridolfi, Massimo Mercelli, etc.
From 2007 the interpretation of an original arrangement of the opera La Misa Criolla allows Del Barrio to share the stage with important choral conductors, like Josè Luis Ocejo (Spain) and Larry Vote (US) and Antonio Greco (Italy) in prestigious contexts across Europe. Since 2013 the soloist voice of La Misa is Antonella Ruggiero while the choir is “Costanzo Porta Choir” of Cremona.
Del Barrio performs also in "Pasiòn Argentina", dedicated to tango and dances of south-American folklore, "Recital Popular", with the singer Elisa Ridolfi, "Del Barrio Sinfonico" and "Makumbero Metalizado" (a more danceable composition) together with the Colombian singer Carlos Forero and the Cuban percussionist "El Duke" Garcia.
Ethnic string instruments (charango, ronroco, maulincho, bichito cordobés, guitar), wind instruments (quena, quenacho, sikus, tarka, tollo, pan flute, mosenio, transverse flute, erke, erkencho, Ecuadorian rondador, gaita colombiana, tenor saxophone), cajón, bombo legüero and voice
Musician and composer born in Argentina, he attends the Folkloristic Academy of dance and percussions. At the age of 13 he began to play self-taught the charango and other Andean instruments. In 1991 he started the studies of transverse flute with Maestro Juan Herrera and guitar with Maestro Osvaldo Brizuela. Since 2001 he has been founded the project Del Barrio, to which he dedicates himself full time, together with the pianist Andres Langer from Mar del Plata and the percussionist drummer Pepo Bianucci. Through the show “Viaggio in Argentina” (Journey in Argentina), he succeeds to express to the maximum his potential and musical sensitivity, with the myriad of instruments that he brings on the stage at each concert (more than 20). In 2008 he realized the musical weaving for theater of the romance “Paolo e Francesca”, from 2009 he collaborates with the director Claudio Maria Lerario and he creates the soundtracks of two documentary-films “Tesfa” and “Liberamente Angela”. In the same year he and his inseparable companion Andres Langer create a new arrangement of the “Misa Criolla” by Ariel Ramirez, work that Del Barrio will carry around Europe and that is sung by famous tenors and choirs conducted by equally renowned maestros. In 2013 he was invited as guest in the RAI program "Lo Zecchino d'oro" where he performed as multi-instrumentalist. He continues to lead the group del Barrio, by presenting the shows “Misa Criolla", "Pasion Argentina", "Recital Popular" together with Antonella Ruggiero, "El Diablito", for the first time the original pieces "Makumbero Metalizado", "Viaggio in Argentina" and "Arka Ira". He shared with first level Argentinian dancers and musicians coming from almost all over the world his mission of “passing down to the future generations the lively sound of their own land”.
Piano, keyboards, voice
He began the musical studies in 1988 at the Conservatory Luis Gianneo in Mar del Plata (Argentina). In 1995 he obtained the diploma of piano and in 1999 the diploma of professor. In 2000 he won a scholarship of Marche Region which allowed him to specialize at the State Music Conservatory Gioacchino Rossini in Pesaro. He also studied with M° Hugo Aisemberg and M° Lorenzo Bavaj. In 2008 he graduated with top marks in piano. He is currently achieving the second level academic diploma in the pedagogical-educational field.
Together with his educational path, for more than ten years he has been carrying out an intense and varied concert activity, by preferring the chamber formations. In 2001 he won other scholarships of Marche Region and the scholarship Ugolini. In 2006 he received the second prize at international Competition “Città di Ortona” in the chamber music category. In the same year he won “Rassegna di giovani musicisti” in Pesaro, by holding many concerts in the local area with excellent journalistic reviews.
In addition to his classical education, he is also interested in lighter genres and with the group Del Barrio, founded together with Hilario Baggini, he dedicates himself to the diffusion of the local music of South America, particularly of Argentinian folklore. This activity has seen him work on prestigious concert events throughout the national country and even abroad. In view of this research, he wrote the essay “Influssi, mutamenti e reciproci scambi tra folklore e musica colta argentina” (Influences, mutations and reciprocal exchanges between folklore and Argentinian art music).
Always together with Hilario Baggini he wrote the soundtracks of some documentaries for Longway Factory and he arranged for string quartet numerous pieces of the repertoire of Del Barrio, as well as of the opera “Misa Criolla” by A. Ramirez.
Drums, cajón, bombo legüero, pandeiro, calebasse
The musical world of this multi-instrumentalist began with the studies of jazz drums at the Berklee College (Umbria Jazz 1995) and an innate inclination for the popular music of the world. Towards the end of 1990s he fell in love with the polyrhythmic universe of the South America and he began to shuttle across the Atlantic, which led him to study and live for some periods in Cuba and Brazil. Precisely from his connection with the Portuguese-speaking sub-continent, a series of a collaborations with numerous Italian and foreign artists has started and they found expression in several tours and recorded CDs with Mr Zé, Ivete Souza, Jacaré, Itapuà, Patrizia Laquidara, Tavares Quintet, Toninho Horta, Nelson Machado. He played in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Ecuador, Brazil, Slovenia, Croatia, Switzerland.
Currently he plays the pandeiro in Roda de Choro of Bologna and he conducts the Classical orchestra Afrobeat, an ensemble of 11 musicians who reinterpret Fela Kuti’s opera in classical key.
In the last years he has widened his study of flamenco (cajón) and of popular Argentinian music (bombo legüero, cajón), by starting the collaboration with the company Del Barrio, of which he became officially member in January 2011.
For over 15 years he has been teaching drums and holding workshop. Over the last few years he has started some didactic courses of education about rhythm and body percussion.