18 years of
MUSIC OF THE DANCERS FROM THE STARS
Born in 2003 as a natural stage for founder Michele Palmas, an expert producer and one of the most prolific jazz and world music sound engineers in Italy, the independent label S'Ard Music has picked up much of the legacy of the Jazz in Sardegna Festival, an institution that, since 1980, has taken Sardinia to the centre of the world thanks to its propensity for musical “contamination” between great international jazz and the sounds of the Sardinian folk tradition. S'Ard is a dream that brings together infinite worlds to be discovered, expressions of a constantly evolving identity that reflects the ambivalence of its land of origin, a Sardinia that is, at the same time, a land of conquest and contamination along its coasts and of ferocity and traditions inland. For almost 20 years, the S'Ard universe has expanded to give voice and space to different artistic manifestations, mainly through the record label that today counts 43 titles, the activity of the recording studio, Le Lavanderie, in the historic centre of Cagliari and the cultural association S'Ardmusic, committed to the promotion of island music, through the production of live and streaming concerts. The S'Ard imaginary finds its inspiration in the famous novel by the great Cagliari writer Sergio Atzeni, "Passavamo sulla Terra Leggeri" (We Passed Lightly through the Earth).