Laura Inserra is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, teacher, and artistic director. She is a classically trained musician with a strong improvisational background. She plays contemporary and world music in different projects as a percussionist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. She authors and performs music for theater, dance performances, exhibitions as well as soundtracks for movies with internationally acclaimed musicians.
For many years she has been involved in the artistic direction of multi-disciplinary performances in Europe and in the US. In 2007 she founded Samavesha, an international multidisciplinary non profit performing arts organization based out of Berkeley but performing all over the world.
Audiences worldwide are not only mesmerized by this woman but also captivated by her virtuosity, profound musicality and the passion she brings on the stage.
A common thread runs from Dubrovnik to Vukovar, passing through Belgrade, touching lightly Tirana and Athens. A thread flowing underwater touching Brindisi and passing through Mediterranean, skimming the Andalusia coast. A thread moves on guitars and violins chords, rebounds on leather drums curving on the accordion keys. Knot of these connections, these are Taluna. Band formed by four musicians with different roots and backgrounds, moving their first steps in 2008 in Turin (Italy); an immigrant’s city become a meltin’pot of Central Europe and North Africa cultures. GAIA MOBILIJ Calabrian lyre and accordion, MARCO GHEZZO violin, LUCA RUSSO acoustic guitar, PEPPINO LEONE percussions and traditional Southern Italian frame drums are the means of this mental, spatial and musical voyage – between gipsy and sephardic sounds, Balcans syncopated rhythms and the obsessed tarantella.
Gaia Mobilij: vocals, accordion, lyra
Giuseppe Leone: vocals, percussions
Marco Ghezzo: violin
Luca Russo: guitar
$10-15 Admission. Doors at 6:30 pm. Show at 7:00 pm.