What’s Mondorchestra ?

in concert

Mondorchestra  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 Mondorchestra project,
which put together musicians coming from “pizzica dance” bands and African ensembles.

The official members of the band are:

Rocco Pollina (voice, guitars, keyboards and sampling)
Enzo Giliberti (voice and saxophones),
Franco Gallerani (electric guitar, harmonica, bouzuki),
Massimo Alò (acoustic and electric guitar),
Domenico Schiattone (electric bass),
Max Dinoia (drums)



English lyrics from Sicilian dialect

Mondorchestra's music