WHO IS BASCHIRA?
Prospero Baschieri (Baschira) was a farmer, chief brigand, who lived near Bologna at the beginning of the 19th century. His stories, told by storytellers, became over time the legend of the brigand who turned against injustice and oppression.
"I was looking for a symbol of freedom, in my imagination there was a pirate. In Budrio, where I grew up, there is no sea, so I opted for a brigand. In the role of Baschira I listen, tell and sing the stories of those without a voice. "