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La Mòssa

Polyphonies and percussions

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Lilia Ruocco
Emmanuelle Ader
Sara Giommetti
Gabrielle Gonin
& Aude Marchand
vocals and percussions
Célio Ménard sound


Thibault Gléréan
+33 (0)6 60 68 26 08


• Adami. La culture
avec la copie privée
• Région
Auvergne Rhône-Alpes
• Réseau Chainon

La Gare de Coustellet (FR)

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Fives voices, five personalities and memorable songs intense with emotion singing of the many roads women have travelled.

La Mòssa in Italian means movement. In Naples, La Mossa describes the enticing swing movement of the hips ending on a famous final swing, first originated by Nini Tirabouchon in the 1920’s.

La Mòssa is a wide-eyed, inquisitive woman exploring the world around her. Ears and eyes open and awake, ready to capture an inspiring moment of truth, ready to tell the world about her unique moment, ready to sing her experience. In her small handbag she carries, with elegance and with precaution, the songs that have moved her.

La Mòssa laughs and dances with the agility of the tarentella. Songs of haunting memories from times gone by in Italy, in the Limousin, from the Réunion, from Brazil, even from Albania…She shivers and shakes with each memory she transmits.

La Mòssa also interprets certain songs sung by men and enjoys looking for other nuances, other interpretations. Playing with these influences, La Mossa intergrates homegrown roots and musical passion. And when La Mossa strikes her tambourines and speaks, you realize that La Mossa is a coherent group of five women, five voices uniquely knitted together by the love of music.


• France Inter – C’est une chanson
Ludivine Sagnier, a famous french actress, speaks about « Sereia »by La Mòssa
(…) These woman can do anything, a Stradivarius’ army (…)
listen the French interview

• Songlines magazine : Female vocal quintet deliver songs that really move : « A heart-rending and delightfull album » Ciro de Rosa

NEW SHOW 2023 – Extract #1
Rehearsals May 2022. Work in progress

Last dates
nov. 18 2022

w/ Lalala Napoli
Théâtre de Privas (07)

nov. 17 2022

Maison de la Culture et des Loisirs – Beaucouzé (49)


New show 2023 - Extract #2 - Rehearsals May 2022. Work in progress
New show 2023 - Extract #3 - Rehearsals May 2022. Work in progress
New show 2023 - Extract #4 - Rehearsals May 2022. Work in progress
New show 2023 - Extract #5 - Rehearsals May 2022. Work in progress


a moss' !


Release : September 20, 2019

vocals & percussions :
Lilia Ruocco, Emmanuelle Ader, Sara Giommetti, Gabrielle Gonin & Aude Marchand
Guest : Marco Lacaille : percussions on Laviyon, pandeiro and snare drum on Dona Mariquinha and Sereia

Recorded at the Purple Sheep Studio ( Saint Genis l’Argentière – FR).
For this album, La Mòssa received the financial support of «La Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes», «l’Adami – La culture avec la copie privée», «la SCPP», «le FCM».


1. Dona Mariquinha
2. Sedenki
3. Käppee
4. Sur la colline
5. Janinës çi panë sytë
6. Dulaman
7. Sereia / Pisa na roseirinha
8. Nature Boy
9. Laviyon
10. Balderrama
11. All’ arie all’ arie
12. La mòrt caçaira
13. Tarentella pé sbarià



Production la Curieuse
Distribued by l’Autre Distribution
Mastering Guillaume Toullec
Mix Célio Ménard, Charles Mathieu
Recording Célio Ménard, Mathieu Gaud, Charles Mathieu, Guillaume Toullec at Purple Sheep Studio. Feb – March 2019
Artwork Esther Marlot

La Mòssa

First EP

4 songs to go inside the universe of La Mòssa :
Sedenki – Bulgarian traditional, arrangement Clovis Labarrière
Kapee – Finland, composer Värttinä
All’arie –  Italian traditional
Sereia – Brazil, composer Renata Rosa

La Mòssa EP1

1. Sedenki
2. Kapee
3. All’arie
4. Sereia

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Recorded by Robin Celse
& Bastien Pelenc

Mixed by Robin Celse
Mastered by Benoit Martin