Till the age of 18 Alfio was a sheperd on the mountanins close to
Syracuse. Then his first musical experiences busking in big cities
till the meeting with famous musicians and theatre people of great
Italian tradition, from Eugenio Bennato to Maurizio Scaparro, from
Lucio Dalla to Fabrizio De Andrè (“Le Nuvole”).
Alfio owns more than 70 drums he himself made and wonderfully inlaid
with images of country gods, ancient tokens containing eternal wisdom.
To listen to "Supra Mari” is the simplest way to understand
how it has been possible to mingle so different styles as Mediaeval
Music and Traditional Ethnic Music perfectly and to enrich it all
with wonderful melodies sung in Sicilian.