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Mala Vita – So Far So Good

A mix of folk and rock, wrapped with beats of southern European passion, Mala Vita bring the passionate latin soul to the cold, practical north…

A mix of folk and rock, wrapped within the layers of southern European passion, Mala Vita brings the passionate Latin soul to the cold, practical north. Its members are from Italy, France, Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia, and the influences of their home countries seep through into their music. Speaking of their music, it cannot really be clearly defined, and is a mix of rock, ska and punk, with folk roots. This is very marked in their latest and third album, “So Far So Good”.

“So Far So Good” follows “Disorganizzata”, which came out in 2007, and “En Exilio”, released in 2009. With it, the band expresses both hope and cynicism, and a life that is lived day by day, capturing the pleasures and the pain of each intransient moment as they pass us by.

Mala Vita, backstage @ Paard van Troje! – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

Mala Vita in the sold out Paard van Troje! – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

Mala Vita, rocking the crowd in Paard van Troje! – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

We got in touch with Mala Vita’s Mickael Franci to get him to give his thoughts on art, music and of course, the band.

1. Describe your act on a dating site using only three words?
Exotic, luscious and hot.
2. Pick a dead artist to join you on stage and perform with you.
My hero Joe Strummer.
3. Analogue, digital, or…?
Analogue, definitely.
4. Modern art – rubbish or a misunderstood genius?
Like in any art form you will find people doing great stuff and people making BS. In general I do appreciate it though.
5. What is your most peculiar pet peeve?
I’m a total hazard in traffic, does that count? I ride my fixie without brakes with 40 km an hour through town and cutting everybody off and probably annoying the crap out of everybody around me. And occasionally I run into somebody. Sorry for that…

Paard / 17 February 2005, 19 March 2009 & 20 February 2016