Love good music? Would like to taste the World? Wish to unwind and discover new voices? Or just want to feel good in a great company at a beautiful place by the Lake Balaton…
Zeitun, which in Arabic means olive, is the green and unifying symbol of the Mediterranean area.
The meeting of Ermanno Panta, Sergi Gomez, Luati González and Daniel Abad, musicians from Sicily, Catalonia and Andalusia has spontaneously generated a unique sound: warm, enveloping and original. The formation proposes a vibrant show in which both the original compositions and the traditional themes smell of southern soundscapes ... from Spain and Italy.
Zeitun gathers the wonderful challenge of strengthening ties between these two shores of the Mediterranean, rediscovering ancient connections and creating innovative bridges.
In this way, the flamenco "palos" and the musical styles of the south of Italy such as tanguillos,
sicilian ballettu, bulerías, taranto, tarantela, pizzica, tammorriata and tangos meet in a space of creation that also tries to be equally respectful towards tradition.
In the live performances, there is space for improvisation, not only in a jazzy way but also according to a traditional perspective, turning to the research of the characteristic trance of the ancestral musical cultures of the Mediterranean.
Zeitun's repertoire is nourished by the Sicilian Arab poetry and in particular by the work of Abu Al Arab, a poet from the city of Syracuse who emblematically ended his life in Seville (11th century).