Would you believe me if I told you that from an oak barrel that for years served for the production of pure balsamic vinegar, in the end it became the most expensive drum in the world?
When we think of Italy in the field of excellence we will never cease to amaze the international market and it is precisely what Riccardo Lodi has done through the passion for music that led him to have his brand “Musa Drums”.
The concept of “Musa Drums” respects everything that is young, innovative, cared for and, if not enough, also ecological; the visit to the areas of production and design of their products is a real journey that starts from a raw material already loaded with an important past, which is given a new life to become unique drums because totally customized and ready to vibrate stages from all over the world.
This year, “Musa Drums” presented itself at the most important event in the music trade fair sector and flew directly into the land of surfing, the magical California at the Namm Show 2019 Interview Namm 2019 presenting the most expensive drums in the world and demonstrating once again the potential of crazy ideas, the brilliant vision that unites different arts such as woodworking, ironworking and laser production and finally a great desire to amaze with a unique piece of its kind.
The story of Riccardo starts from a garage and from the knowledge of modeling the wood that is acquired only from the world of craftsmanship; already as a young teenager he understands that behind his ideas and this passion that crosses the grain of the wood to the sound of the notes can be achieved more and in 2015 he is supported by an important manufacturer of Balsamic Vinegar “Acetum” which today exports to over 100 foreign countries Acetum History; this fusion allows Riccardo to find the raw material he needs to build his instrument: the Drum.
In addition to the manual work that involves many hours a day, the desire to create music has also been approached and alongside the Musa Drums today there is the “Take Away Studios”, a music studio for the composition, arrangement and recording of original ideas in key pop – commercial – electronic, which also offers a course for those who want to try their hand at the world of music recommended by professionals. Info course
In the musical field Riccardo and his team collaborate with Italian artists as Benji and Fede, Luciano Ligabue and Nek, this leads them to have important future goals, from confirming their Musa Drums brand and creating more and more ad hoc drums for Italian and foreign musicians and affirming their position with Take Away Studios to enter into a healthy competition with lobby that have long monopolized the music and record market.
Faced with so much effort and passion, we cannot but make the best wishes that all this happens, then let’s not forget that we are talking about a territory that has never disappointed at the level of challenges, still today all over the world inventors and personalities of Emilia Romagna who they have revolutionized with an idea a sector of our life they are mentioned, whether it was the concept of speed or the happiness of knowing how to eat well.
To my question ‘what is your philosophy of life?’ Riccardo was concise and I am sure that his answer will find many in agreement,” Work not working ” and I think it refers to the fact that when for living you do something you love is how not to work and when you can do it with a team that follows you in all your crazy ideas you can only become the best.