Francesco Fodarella simple lover of music, never musician, he starts listening to music in the 80s and like everyone listens to commercial pop rock music; He soon discovered new genres that fascinated him a lot, first of all new-age music and then music from every corner of the world, world music with all its various contaminations, here he finds his natural place and pushes him beyond the point of organizing a music festival, which quickly turns into a real festival, the Ariano folkfestival in Ariano Irpino south Italy of which he has always been artistic director, 27 years.
Already from the second edition the musical proposal is based on the painstaking research of national and international ethnic music bands, which takes place thanks to the punctual recordings and invitations to festivals in Europe and in the world, such as Sziget festival Hungary, Etno sur Spain, Pirineo sur Spain, Festival Musica do mundo Portugal, Festival Biarriz France, Rio Loco France, Guca festival Serbia 2005, Womad festival Caceres 2009, 2019 and 2023, Las Palmas 2011/ 2012/2017, Womex en: Seville 2003, 2006, 2007 2008, Essen 2004, Newcastle 2005, Copenhagen 2009 , Thessaloniki2012, Cardiff 2013 Budapest 2015, Santiago de Compostela 2014 and 2016 , Katowice 2017, Las Palmas 2018, Tampere 2019, Porto 2021, Lisbon 2022 AME Cape Verde 2018, Stryctly Mundial Marselle 2003 Babel Med Marseille 2008 2009 2012, 2013, 2016; Transmusicales 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022 Rennes; Canto na Marè 2019/2021/2022 Pontevedra and Santiago de Compostela, Mercat de musica viva en Vic 2018;
Also artistic director for EURO CLUB TOUR ARIANO FOLKFESTIVAL in Barcelona 2013, Brussels 2014, Paris 2014, Berlin 2015, Prague 2015, Bagheria 2015, Santiago de Compostela 2014, Madrid 2014, Marseille 2016, Seville 2015, Bologna 2014, Rome 2013, Marinaleda 2016, Lisbon 2018;
Artistic direction at Dum Dum Repubblic Paestum 2017/2018/2019/2021/2022/2023
Also artistic director of the Nomad live club 2007, 08, 09, Bellavista club 2014, 15, 16, 17, 18 TradAriano cultural review 2005/06, Corazone, Aperiworld, Nomad Bar Tour, Ex Sanacore, Monopolio lab. Also collaborator and advisor of several artists of national and international fame such as Roy Paci, Bunna Africa Unite, Amparanoia, Muchachito Bombo Infierno, Caravan Palace, dj Tagada’, dj Lord Sassafrass, dj Panko, dj Scratchy, Natty bo, Camillo Lara, Musicalista agency and many more.
In addition, DJ selects in various clubs throughout Europe.