Podcast: Rebel Passport at Babel XP
with Rhabdomantic Orchestra

Authors: Marco Canepari & Seb Bassleer

Rhythm Passport holders, welcome on board! Today, we will be sharing an interview we conducted a few months ago at Babel Music in Marseille, featuring a larger-than-life band from Italy.

Joined by our Rebel Up friends, we sat down for a pleasant chat with Maria and Manuel, delving into the realm of Rhabdomantic Orchestra.

Formed in 2014 in Turin, this collective, led by composer Manuel Volpe, is a genre-blending sensation, melding funk, afrobeat, jazz, salsa, and more.

Enjoy our conversation about their sound, influences, and the passion and devotion needed to keep a 12-piece band together.

And if you happen to be in Southern Italy and near Naples on the 16th of August, don’t miss Rhabdomantic Orchestra’s appearance at Ariano Folk Festival.

Track list:

  1. Rhabdomantic Orchestra – Suffer! Suffer!
  2. Rhabdomantic Orchestra – Aini
  3. Brigitte Fontaine – Je Suis Inadaptée
  4. Rhabdomantic Orchestra – Emblema




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