is a Mediterranean rock band with strong ethnic influence.
Blues, reggae and folk music from Sicily make an explosive mixture on
their tracks and shows.
Mondorchestra’s vocalist, Rocco Pollina, is an
original songwriter who
sings his songs in Sicilian dialect.
Mondorchestra’s songs deal with the violence of
war, jail and mafia but
they are often full of irony as well.
Some of Mondorchestra’s songs belong to Pino Veneziano,
a folk songwriter from Selinunte who died quite unknown some years ago
(Click here for Michela Musolino's
interview about him and his ironic song "Mafia doesn't exist").
The band was born in Milan around 1997.
The name Mondorchestra comes from the old name
of the band, Mon Doh.
The new name, Mondorchestra, can be read as a
short name for
which put together musicians coming from “pizzica dance” bands and
The official members of the band are:
Rocco Pollina (voice, guitars,
keyboards and sampling)
Enzo Giliberti (voice and
Franco Gallerani (electric
guitar, harmonica, bouzuki),
Massimo Alò (acoustic
and electric guitar),
Domenico Schiattone (electric
Max Dinoia (drums)