The arrangements of the repertoire, written by Cesare Dell'Anna, bandsman and leader of the group Balkan Jazz Opa Cupa, are performed with the intent to modernize popular music, moving from brass band music to popular folk, with an eye to the Balkans.
The live was recorded inside a Cassa Armonica, the typical stage where bands from Puglia usualy perform. It is a peculiar circular structure, used in Salento, which allows the audience to listen perfectly to the every sound produced by the band in every point of the structure, thanks to a unique acoustic amplification.
The ensemble is directed by Cesare Dell'Anna and is formed by a typical group from Puglia and by his band Opa Cupa. Special guests, the queen of Gipsy music: Esma Redzepova. Her Rakenkar Phirava is brilliant, mixed with one of the most important songs of the Salento language: Aspro e to xartì. Other soloists are: the singer Emanuele Licci and Irene Lungo, singer of Opa Cupa, Enza Pagliara and Claudio Cavallo. The Live features also Enzo Petrachi, son of the famous Bruno Petrachi, who represents the new melodic tradition of Salento.
The box set contains a live CD and a DVD with videos of the director Mattia Epifani, concerning the night in Galatina and with extra footage of Opa Cupa, directed by Lorenzo Bassano, with photos and graphics by Marcello Mascara.