Matapuexi

Fabio Paveto: piffero, fisarmonica cromatica, voce

Andrea Capezzuoli: organetti, musa, piva, voce

Matapuexi, which in the ancient dialect of D’Aveto valley (Genova) means “crusher peas”, “deadbeat”, is a duo of the Apennines area between Lombardy, Piedmont, Emilia and Liguria, known as “the four provinces”, where still today, is alive the tradition of a musical instrument protagonist of festivals and dance: the Piffero.

This small popular oboe, ancestral instrument of the peasant culture, is today usually accompanied by the accordion; Matapuexi is one of the few formations that has given light and enamel to the old companion of the piffero, the müsa, the bagpipes to a single drone.

The repertoire consists of a series of traditional songs arranged by the duo and the dance repertoire typical of the four provinces: waltzes, polche, mazurkas, Alessandrine, monferrine, jigs and piane. 

Fabio Paveto, a well-known pifferaio and Accordionist from Daglio, has been animating the traditional partys and dances of the area in the upper Borbera Valley for years.

Andrea Capezzuoli is an appreciated Milanese melodeon player and bagpipes player, who for 20 years has been following the scenes of Italian and foreign folk festivals (Peru, Canada, Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Czech Republic).