Etruschi from Lakota

Who are they

Young rockers, active as Etruschi from Lakota since 2011, but playing since they were teenagers. From left to right in the picture: Luigi Ciampini (Roccia), Pietro Marini (Piro), Simone Sandrucci, Tom Newton, and Dario Canal.

Where are they from

About one hour South of Pisa (or South-West from FlorencE), in the Cecina Valley (Montecastelli Pisano, Pomarance, Castelnuovo Val di Cecina), except for Tom (he is from Cuneo, Piemonte).

What do they do
  • The play music, on stages and in clubs of all sizes, approximately 70 gigs per year
  • Their main acts to date: opening for Edoardo Bennato in Pisa (2013); Arezzo Wave (2014 and 2015).
  • Occasionally the win some awards: Arezzo Wave 2013 and Premio Buscaglione 2014.
  • They take part as a band in projects of different nature, not just musical
  • They organize events in their home village (with the association “Il Tiglio”)
  • Some of the members of the band give music classes and work on musicla education projects
  • I nuovi mostri (2013)
  • Non ci resta che ridere (2015)
  • Giù la testa (2017)
Other collaborations
  • Roccatederighi, una storia italiana (2014), in collaboration with the PICC-NICC theatre company in Volterra,  including a performance in France (trailer and full video)
  • Presentation of a poster on geomatics and music at the FOSS4G-IT conference in Genova (Febbraio 2017)


Events (Associazione il Tiglio)
  • Festa della Birra e del Drago – luglio 2016 – Castelnuovo Val di Cecina
  • Festa del Tiglio – 26-11-2016 – Castelnuovo Val di Cecina
How we collaborate
  • Music-based brainstorming
  • Cultural mediation between valleys of Southern Tuscany
  • Event organization
  • July 2015 – Un giovedì di grano (video for Mezzogiorno di grano)
  • December 2016 – Farma Valley Winter Fest
  • February 2017 – “Geomusical” presentation at the FOSS4G-IT conference in Genova
  • March 2017 – Castelnuovo Val di Cecina International Open Data Day chill-out event and jam session
  • April 2017 – webinar for the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (check out the recording)
  • June 2017 – organizational and promotional support for the third album crowdfunding campaign.
  • Since October 2017, as the Metalliferous Hills Jug Band

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Update: March  2017