Born in 2014, Rhabdomantic Orchestra is an open collective of musicians based in Turin led by composer and multi-instrumentalist Manuel Volpe.
The band have released 2 albums with the german label Agogo Records (K7 group) gaining the favor of international press and radios worldwide (FIP Radio France, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Rai Radio 3, Itapema (Brasil), Brooklyn Radio etc) with enthusiastic reviews and mentions, leading the orchestra to be invited at Cully Jazz Festival (CH) among artists such Seun Kuti, Mulatu Astatke and Tony Allen.
Their unique blend of different musical languages as afrobeat, spiritual jazz, salsa, mediterranean flavors and psychedelic drifts, is the result of deep studies and prolific international collaborations with artists such Haitch (Nigeria), Misrak Mosissa (Etiopia), Maria Mallol Moya (Colombia), Juan Carlos Calderin and Roy Aron (Cuba).
Their latest album called “Almagre” (2022) features the Colombian singer Maria Mallol Moya and is inspired by surrealism aesthetics and south american magic realism.


Maria Mallol Moya: vocals
Manuel Volpe: bass, guitars, farfisa organ, wurlitzer, synth
Simone Pozzi: drums, percussions
Marco Zanotti: percussions
Juan Carlos Calderin: percussions
Gianandrea Cravero: guitar
Zevi Burdovach: farfisa organ
Nicola Meloni: hohner organ, electric piano
Fabio Mina: flutes
Maurizio Busca: tenor sax, clarinet and bass clarinet
Simone Garino: baritone sax, alto sax
Diego Grassedonio: tenor sax
Davide Pignata: alto sax
Stefano Cocon: trumpet, flugelhorn

On Tour

Date City Venue Country
24 Mar 2023 Lugano La Straordinaria Switzerland
25 Mar 2023 Marseille Babel Music XP France
07 Apr 2023 Munich Import Export Germany
08 Apr 2023 Basel Kaschemme Switzerland
15 Apr 2023 Trieste Teatro Miela Italy
16 Apr 2023 Novara Novara Jazz Weekender Italy
23 Apr 2023 Rome Fanfulla Italy
25 Apr 2023 Catania Mercati Generali Italy
25 Jun 2023 Pescara Indierocket Festival Italy
16 Jul 2023 Salerno Disorder Festival Italy