Kalafro is a musical collective born in Reggio Calabria, Italy in the early 2000s. from the hypnotic vibes of reggae and the straight lyrics of rap, to the folksy touch their music brings, everything speaks of a musical reality which is very attached to its roots and to its land.
The release of their second album ‘Solo l’Amore’ attracted the attention of Radio Popolare which, awarding Kalafro as emerging Italian reggae band, gave the group the opportunity to perform live at Rototom Sunsplash, the biggest reggae festival in Europe, in the 2007 edition.
The commitment of Kalafro in denouncing the social injustices and the Mafia has always been present in their lyrics, but in 2009 that aspect of their poetry is fully accomplished with the publication of record ‘Briganti’. It represents a true manifesto of resistance against the ‘Ndrangheta and Mafia mentality.
Highly controversial lyrics were also found in ‘Resistenza Sonora’ (Relief Records), their latest work which was published in 2011. This record was specifically born with the intention of denouncing the Mafia, using strong words and sharp lyrics, with the belief that the Mafia is a wound that does not die with the promises, with the arrests and sensational manifestations, but with a “popular armed insurrection”.