Folk Alliance International 2019: Fabrizio Cammarata, Kalàscima and Ilaria Graziano & Francesco Forni playing at the festival

The Folk Alliance International Conference, presented by Folk Alliance International, is the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community (crossing a diverse array of genres including Appalachian, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Cajun, Francophone, Global Roots, Indigenous, Latin, Old Time, Traditional, Singer-Songwriter, and Spoken Word).

This year, it will take place in Montréal from the 13th to the 17th of February.

Three Italian acts will be showcasing at FAI 2019: Fabrizio Cammarata, Kalàscima and Ilaria Graziano & Francesco Forni.


Fabrizio Cammarata

Fabrizio Cammarata tells intimate stories of love and loss. He conjures fantasies containing light and shadow, tales of his experiences of travel and from his hometown of Palermo, Sicily. Sharing stages with Ben Harper, Patti Smith, Daniel Johnston, Damien Rice and Villagers he has honed his uniquely romantic interpretation of Indie-Folk. At Folk Alliance he presents his upcoming album “Lights”, due March 29th.

Wednesday, February 13
12:00 am (Night of Wed. to Thu.) – FAI International Room (408)

Thursday, February 14
4:45 pm – Lhasa Room (208)

Saturday, February 16
11:20 pm – ComboPlate Booking (520)



Six friends from Salento grown up with melodies and hypnotic rhythms of the magical ritual of Taranta reinvent the tradition with a wild mix of electronics and beats with original melodies and folk atmospheres. It is the antique that meets the modern with an explosion. Their sound has catapulted them to the international scene and brought them in festivals and conferences the likes of Tallinn Music Week (EE) SXSW (US) Roskilde Festival (DK) Mundial Montreal (CA) Colours of Ostrava (CZ) Babel Med (FR), SIM Sao Paulo (BR).

Friday, February 15
12:30 am – (Night of Fri. to Sat.) FAI International Room (408)

Friday, February 15
1:30 am (Night of Fri. to Sat.) – The Sloan Agency (474)

Saturday, February 16
8:00 pm – Leonard Cohen Room (Lobby)


Ilaria Graziano & Francesco Forni

Ilaria Graziano & Francesco Forni propose a show made of folk, blues and dolce vita. An amazing duo singing in English, French, Spanish and surely, their own native language, Italian. Their performance is a fascinating journey, across Mexico and Texas, mixing easily blues, folk, Argentinian Tango and Neapolitan songs.

Thursday, February 14
5:30 pm – Lhasa Room (208)

Thursday, February 14
1:50 am – (Night of Thu. to Fri.) Le Grenier musique (446)

Friday, February 15
11:00 pm – Balsam Pier Music (473)

Friday, February 15
12:30 am – (Night of Fri. to Sat.) FAI First Timer Room (304)

Friday, February 15
1:30 am – (Night of Fri. to Sat.) Song Shelter / Americana North (466)

Friday, February 15
2:35 am (Night of Fri. to Sat.) – Duncan Showroom/39 Days of July (462)

Artists in this story :: Ilaria Graziano & Francesco Forni , Fabrizio Cammarata