photo Maria Mazzota | © Ilenia Tesoro
Ilenia Tesoro

Maria Mazzotta

World Music / Italy

Maria Mazzotta is available as a trio in 2025/26 in France (notably between March 7 and 29, 2025 and during the summer season). Release of the new album “Onde” on February 23, 2024.

Biography
Her intense and deep interpretation is a rare and precious experience for the audience and it is what makes Maria Mazzotta one of the most appreciated voices in the European word music scene. Naturally ranging from south Italian textures to Balcanic grooves, the repertoire that Maria Mazzotta proposes comes from meticulous research and extreme respect for the cultures that compose it, with a special focus on the vocal characteristics of the different traditions.

In 2023 the new live project that sees her on stage with Ernesto Nobili on guitars and Cristiano Della Monica on percussions, two eclectic musicians that with Maria Mazzotta are producing and recording the upcoming album that will be released by the end of the year. Electric post rock textures meet Mazzotta’s visceral interpretation and create an original and profound combination. The research on this new sound has its roots in the earliest youth listening and passion for a genre that for a long time the singer from Puglia thought could never match with her discographic path.

Since January 2020, when she released her first solo album “Amoreamaro”, Maria Mazzotta started a non stop tour, traveling thousands of kilometres and performing more than 150 concerts among 25 different countries at least. The new show comes as a result of all this travelling, meetings, influences and emotions, and with the reflection on modern society. For the first time in her 20-years career, Maria expresses all the vital force of the peasant tradition, its rage and true power, through the use of contemporary instruments with a suburban sound.

Aware of the chance to express her true belonging to popular music with courage and freedom, those of a woman travelling through European capitals like Paris and Barcelona to big world metropolises like Jakarta and Bogotà, bringing herself on the stage with all her frailties and all her powerful force.
The new sound is bathed in the strength of the electric guitar, the effects research and the grooving percussion and it brings with it traces of these big cities while preserving the deep roots into the ground of south Italian tradition.

The trio formed by Maria Mazzotta and the two Neapolitan musicians Ernesto Nobili and Cristiano Della Monica started improvising and composing new tunes as well as re-arranging repertoire that belongs to the Italian tradition and culture. There are also homages paid to important figures in the artistic path of the Salentinian singer: “Terra ca nun senti” is the inevitable tribute to Rosa Balistreri, cornerstone of Italian popular culture that for Maria represents an example of virtue, bravery and strength both on stage and in private life; and “Marinaresca” is an homage to the big Maestro Roberto De Simone and his fundamental musical research.

Maria Mazzotta’s concert is a suggestive show to be fully lived, letting yourself be accompanied and lead by a unique interpreter.

Awards
Selected at WOMEX (Portugal), Fira Mediterrània de Manresa (Spain), Babel Music XP (France), International Kulturbörse in Freiburg (Germany)

Videos

Maria Mazzotta >> La Furtuna (Clip)
Maria Mazzotta La Furtuna (Clip)
Maria Mazzotta >> Marinaresca (Live)
Maria Mazzotta Marinaresca (Live)
Maria Mazzotta >> Sula nu puei stare feat. Bombino (Clip)
Maria Mazzotta Sula nu puei stare feat. Bombino (Clip)
Maria Mazzotta >> Amoreamaro (clip)
Maria Mazzotta Amoreamaro (clip)

Audio

Concerts

05 Jul 2024

Huesca (Spain) DUO

Maria Mazzotta
06 Sep 2024

Seoul Music Week (Korea) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
07 Sep 2024

Seoul Music Week (Korea) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
08 Sep 2024

Seoul Music Week (Korea) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
05 Mar 2025

Résidence - Espace des Augustins - Montauban (82) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
06 Mar 2025

Résidence - Espace des Augustins - Montauban (82) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
07 Mar 2025

Espace des Augustins - Montauban (82) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
08 Mar 2025

Angonia - Martres-Tolosane (31) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
18 Mar 2025

Malakoff scène nationale - Théâtre 71 (92) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
19 Mar 2025

La Soufflerie, scène conventionnée de Rezé (44) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
20 Mar 2025

Espace Culturel de Thourotte (60) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
21 Mar 2025

Paul B - Massy (91) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
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07 Jun 2024

Etnomusic Festival - Valencia (Spain) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
31 May 2024

Seixas (Portugal)

Maria Mazzotta
28 May 2024

Rome (Italy)

Maria Mazzotta
25 May 2024

Cantieri Teatrali Koreja - Lecce (Italy)

Maria Mazzotta
24 May 2024

Auditorium Novecento - Napoli (Italy)

Maria Mazzotta
23 May 2024

Arci Belleza - Milan (Italy)

Maria Mazzotta
10 May 2024

Madrid (Spain) - w/RAÜL REFREE

Maria Mazzotta
30 Apr 2024

Museo degli strumenti musicali - Rome (Italy) DUO

Maria Mazzotta
06 Apr 2024

Tallinn Music Week (Estonia) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
30 Mar 2024

Lux in Tenebris - Cuenca (Spain) - w/RAÜL REFREE

Maria Mazzotta
23 Mar 2024

Villingen (Germany) - DUO

Maria Mazzotta
22 Mar 2024

Schopfheim (Germany) - DUO

Maria Mazzotta
21 Mar 2024

Jazzhaus - Freiburg (Germany) - DUO

Maria Mazzotta
17 Mar 2024

Taranto (Italy) - DUO

Maria Mazzotta
15 Mar 2024

Teatro Municipal da Guarda - Guarda (Portugal) TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
28 Feb 2024

Treibhaus - Innsbruck (Austria) DUO

Maria Mazzotta
19 Feb 2024

Radio ORF Kulturhaus - Wien (Austria) TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
18 Feb 2024

Bamberg (Germany) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
17 Feb 2024

Dachau (Germany) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
14 Feb 2024

Neustadt am Rübenberge (Germany) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
13 Feb 2024

Odense - Musikhuset Dexter (Denmark) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
09 Feb 2024

Copenaghen (Denmark) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
08 Feb 2024

Victoria Teatern - Malmö (Sweden) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
25 Oct 2023

Cutrofiano (Italy) - DUO

Maria Mazzotta
22 Oct 2023

Firenze (Italy)

Maria Mazzotta
05 Oct 2023

Fira Mediterrania de Manresa (Spain) - w/RAÜL REFREE

Maria Mazzotta
23 Sep 2023

Lugano (Switzerland) - w/RAÜL REFREE

Maria Mazzotta
22 Sep 2023

Milano (Italy) - w/RAÜL REFREE

Maria Mazzotta
16 Sep 2023

Ghent (Belgium) - DUO

Maria Mazzotta
08 Sep 2023

Phre Festival - Münich (Germany) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
28 Aug 2023

Notte del Borgo - Alessano (Italy) - DUO

Maria Mazzotta
26 Aug 2023

Festival de Músicas del mundo de Pilona - Pilona (Spain) - DUO

Maria Mazzotta
21 Aug 2023

Huy (Belgium) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
19 Aug 2023

Ariano Folk Festival - Ariano Irpino (Italie) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
09 Aug 2023

La Notte della Taranta - Ugento (Italy) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
06 Aug 2023

Saint Martin les Eaux (France) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
05 Aug 2023

Festival du Chant Marin - Paimpol (France) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
04 Aug 2023

Vila Real (Portugal) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
02 Aug 2023

Bonac-Irazein (France)

Maria Mazzotta
29 Jul 2023

Water & Sound Festival - Augusta (Germany) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
23 Jul 2023

Trefpunt Festival - Ghent (Belgium) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
22 Jul 2023

Bardentreffen - Nuremberg (Germany) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
20 Jul 2023

Sorrento - Naples (Italy) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
19 Jul 2023

Festival Grec de Barcelona - Barcelona (Spain) w/ RAÜL REFREE

Maria Mazzotta
15 Jul 2023

Colour Meeting - Policka (Czech Republic) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
13 Jul 2023

Bologna (Italy) - Duo AMOREAMARO

Maria Mazzotta
01 Jul 2023

Waidhofen (Austria) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
30 Jun 2023

Jazz Cerkno - Cerkno (Slovenie) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
25 Jun 2023

Ethno Port - Poznań (Poland) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
29 May 2023

Music Meeting - Nijmegen (Netherlands) - DUO

Maria Mazzotta
22 May 2023

Druga Godba - Ljubljana (Slovenia) - w/RAÜL REFREE

Maria Mazzotta
21 May 2023

Muziekclub t'ey - Sint Niklaas (Belgium) - DUO

Maria Mazzotta
20 May 2023

Merodefestival - Leuven (Belgium) - DUO

Maria Mazzotta
19 May 2023

Merodefestival - Leuven (Belgium) - DUO

Maria Mazzotta
06 May 2023

Bandung (Indonesia) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
03 May 2023

Jakarta (Indonesia) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
14 Apr 2023

Merida (Spain), MUM - DUO

Maria Mazzotta
06 Apr 2023

Festival de Musica Sacra - Quito (Ecuador) - DUO

Maria Mazzotta
03 Apr 2023

Festival de Música de Popayan - Popayán (Colombia) - DUO

Maria Mazzotta
01 Apr 2023

Cali (Colombia) - DUO

Maria Mazzotta
30 Mar 2023

Bogotá (Colombia) - DUO

Maria Mazzotta
28 Mar 2023

Bogotá (Colombia) - DUO

Maria Mazzotta
24 Mar 2023

Babel Music XP - Marseille (France) - TRIO

Maria Mazzotta
07 Oct 2022

Le Grand Soufflet - Rennes (France)

Maria Mazzotta
06 Oct 2022

Théâtre du Chêne Noir - Avignon (France)

Maria Mazzotta
10 Sep 2022

Festival Vino Voce - Saint-Emilion (France)

Maria Mazzotta
07 Aug 2022

Bonporteau Festival - Cavalaire sur mer (France)

Maria Mazzotta

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