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MADE MUSIC 03. LA TOSCA • Soundcloud: @latosca-chicago • • Hometown: Chicago, IL Recent Project: “Nalewka” BIO La Tosca was formed in 2014 by Andrea Falcone, Davide Morelli, and Antonio Valdez in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. Since then the group has grown to become a truly international collaboration, with members from Italy, Mexico, Poland, Bolivia, France, the American Midwest, and the Southwest. Inevitably, their repertoire is wildly diverse. Their music is timeless, combining elements of gypsy jazz, classical, latin, and traditional tarantella spanning hundreds of years of history. At one moment you feel like you are in a smoky hot jazz club in 1930s Paris, and in the next you are swaying to the whirling rhythms of a tarantella in 1700s Naples. “It’s different because all the members are so different and we try to give space for each to express themselves. That simple fact inevitably leads to “something different.” What three words sum up your wave of music? Why? International time travelers. Everyone one of us has studied a different musical tradition, and we each thrive on sharing these cultures with the world. There are other bands that fuse cultural traditions, but none quite like ours. What makes your music different? PHOTO CREDITS: Julia Britkovskaya & Troy Heinzeroth We’re not trying to make it different just for the hell of it. It’s different because all the members are soooo different and we try to give space for each to express themselves. That simple fact inevitably leads to “something different”. made-magazine.com | 20