In 1853, in Budrio, a small village in the Emilia-Romagna countryside, Giuseppe Donati invented a small musical instrument made out of terracotta: the ocarina.
Now, more than a century and a half later, the ocarina is played by millions of musicians and has charmed the world, even gaining widespread popularity along the way
(by inspiring a videogame: 'The legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time').

Fabio Galliani is the Director of the Ocarina Museum, and is a passionate ocarina player, a true Emilian (native inhabitant of the Emilia region) and a music teacher. He has one, major lifetime goal: he wants to keep the grand tradition of Budrio's ocarina alive. One day his friend Oderso, record producer and die-hard ocarina fan, retrieves from the attic of a fellow citizen seven ocarinas that are hand-made by Giuseppe Donati himself. Fabio reads this as a sign of destiny and decides to set off on a journey in search of ' The Magnificent Seven Ocarina Players' - seven skilled musicians who are able to honour the memory of the great Maestro Donati. Fabio’s mission is to find the best ocarina players from all over the world and bring them back to Budrio to play together on stage at the International Festival of the Ocarina. His trip crosses three continents as he visits the countries that played an important role in both the legacy and evolution of the instrument. In each and every country Fabio meets the best musicians and skilled ocarina players in a fabulous journey of discovery into the music of their respective countries. From Budrio he heads to Austria, Japan, South Korea, China, the UK and the U.S., to finally return home for the following edition of the Festival. Will he succeed in finding “The Magnificent Seven Ocarina Players” and getting them to Budrio to play on stage?


Francesco Cannito - Diwan Film

He began his professional career in advertising as a copywriter and producer, and since 2004 he has worked as a freelance director for commercials, television programs, and music videos.

Luca Cusani - Diwan Film

He has worked for the Italian film industry and he has realized various programs for the Italian television. In 2006 he started to produce his own feature documentaries and in 2008 he co-founded the Diwan Film company.

Fabio Galliani - G.O.B.

As a member of the Budrio Ocarina Group (G.O.B.) since 1979, he has played hundreds of concerts in Italy and abroad and has featured in all G.O.B recordings.