Mala Manera is a book that rumbles, that vibrates through the twisted irons that come out through the bricks and old blocks splattered with paint and asphalt, solidified under the burning sun. Francesco Medda (Arrogalla), Lelle Pittoni and Francesco Bachis describe and narrate in their own personal way the unfinished suburban landscape of southern Sardinia, where Mexico and Maghreb continually merge in an explosive fusion to the rhythm of reggae dub and South American cumbia. Malasorti is a musical trio band that uses dub, jazz and the "unfinished" as a language and that loves to explore Sardinian, tropical and Mediterranean poetry. It was created by the composer and dub master, Francesco Medda "Arrogalla", the singer and writer, Emanuele Pittoni and the trumpeter and anthropologist, Francesco Bachis, who were already part of the Sardinian musical band, Ratapignata.
The new popular music expressions are born in urban suburbs and suburban agglomerations. When it comes to Popular Music of the 2000s, we cannot ignore this fact and we should never forget that popular music must be an expression of the times and the world (world music). Actually, the phenomenon started a long time ago and has its roots in the deep social changes that took place in the second half of the last century. The songs of protest and social unrest have certainly contributed massively to the creation of new music trends. This is what has been happening for several years now with the new urban and metropolitan inspirations, coming from the other side of the ocean, always in search of new and old vital energy to regenerate and nourish themselves. Hip-hop, dub, drum'n bass and electronic music (just to mention a few styles of the new millennium) are influential elements that, in a global context, inevitably (and fortunately) define the origin of new styles and trends in all fields. This is how the inspiration of S'ArdCity about the "collective" Malasorti was born. An explosive mixture of rhythms and sounds strongly inspired by the sounds of electronic music on the one hand, and the extremely varied and rich Latin American universe on the other. All of this has been uniformly unified using the language (Sardinian from Campidano and the south) and the typical stylistics of the suburban landscape of southern Sardinia, where Mexico and the Maghreb continually join together in a dense and completely original unicum. Here there is, then, together with the use of the language, the flourishing of that "architectural style", the "unfinished", which characterises all these realities; from Quartu Sant'Elena to Mexico City, passing through Tunisia.