Music bio

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Laura Grimaldi is a Doumbek player, and plays the Italian traditional frame drum. She is a singer of Mediterranean, and Italian folk and traditional music.

She was born with the passion for music and started taking piano lessons at the age of six. When Laura was a teenager, her piano studies were interrupted as she fell in love with both Italian folk music and Middle Eastern music.

Laura has played music with several theater projects and folk music bands in Italy, including the multi-ethnic band Takadum Orchestra.


In North Carolina

Here, in North Carolina, Laura is developing several music projects with musicians of the area: in 2015 she founded, alongside Robbie Link, the Malarazza band (Italian folk and traditional music), and she plays with Jennifer Curtis and the Melodic Refuge Orchestra.

After moving from Italy, she became involved with the Paperhand Puppet Intervention Company, both as a musician and as a puppeteer.