Austis is one of the most important centers of Sardinian music, a land of musicians.
Among the most famous musicians of the town are Roberto Fadda, Silvano Fadda and Fabio Onnis who organize Sonos de Sardigna every year, an event dedicated to Sardinian music held every summer in Austis.
Roberto Fadda, born in 1972, is one of the best organ players in Sardinia, so much so that he also has a page dedicated to him in the Encyclopedia of Sardinian Music published in 2012. He began his artistic career at the age of 11 as a pupil of Salvatore Litarru, Domenicheddu Medde and Giovanni Saderi and plays accordion, piano, harmonica and trunfa with a highly personal style and excellent technical quality. Roberto played for religious processions, events and during the carnival period but his main occupation concerns the accompaniment of Sardinian dances in the square and the collaboration with many folk groups including those of Busachi and Samugheo with whom he has also traveled abroad to make Sardinian musical traditions known. Today he has three CDs behind him which see him as the protagonist as a soloist but also in larger formations and various collaborations with many famous national and international artists including Elio e le Storie Tese, Giovanna Cherchi and Ligabue.
Silvano Fadda is also one of the most popular and well-known organ players on the island. He has dedicated himself to music since he was a child, first as an autodidact and then under the guidance of great masters such as Tonino Malasa, Pietro Porcu and Dominigheddu Medde. Like Roberto Fadda, Silvano too began very early to accompany Sardinian dances on many festive occasions organized by folk groups in the various towns of Sardinia. In 2013 he founded the “Dilliriana” group, a musical association that he shares with the artists Giovanni Demelas, Carlo Crisponi, Roberto Tangianu and Gianluca Fadda. Today Silvano gladly makes his talent available to all those who want to learn to play the accordion and carry on the beautiful Sardinian musical tradition.