The original music of South Italy and Mediterranean European countries is preserved with the music of accordionist, ethnomusicologist, and teacher Mario Salvi. Furthermore to two single albums — Effetti Personali in 1988 and Caldera in 1997 — Salvi spent some time working with many Italian traditional groupings including Modena Town Ramblers, Teatro Gruppo, and Terra Franca. An associate of Sinti from 1981 until 1984, he created his very own sound by merging Italian folk music with components of Balkan, French, and Irish music. Salvi didn’t get involved with music until soon after his 21st birthday. Primarily playing tambourine in 1977, he trained himself to try out the accordion 2 yrs later. While learning ethnomusicology on the College or university of Rome from 1978 to 1980, he executed field research in Naples, Avellino, and Salerno. He sharpened his abilities while learning with Ambrogio Sparagna close to the college of well-known music from the Group Gianni Bosio. Salvi provides trained tambourine and accordion at the institution since 1986.