INFOBOXGenre(s): World Music
From: Vienna, Austria
Music that is best described as an exciting journey of discovery. In their music, the two heads behind DUO VILA MADALENA, Nikola Zarić (accordion) and Franz Oberthaler (clarinet, saxophone, vocals), celebrate playful wit and complete stylistic independence at its finest, while elevating their sound to a new art form. The two free spirits mix and match styles wherever possible and interweave playing forms and sound traditions as they please. Building the most diverse musical bridges with their own compositions, Balkan rhythms, and South American sounds, like the Brazilian Choro, the two musicians let it jazz and swing, integrate melodies of the European East, play with the fire of flamenco and the passion of tango, sprinkle some classical Viennese in between, and, and, and. The songs of Vila Madalena ignite a fascinating world music firework, one that lights up in different colors on every single track. Duo Vila Madalena have been selected as NASOM “New Austrian Sound of Music” act 2020-21.