The ensemble was born in 2005 in Cremona, in response to the desire of public and private bodies, as well as individuals with a passion for the southern folk genre, for a band representing the Salento region and its musical traditions in Lombardy. It comprises musicians who specialise in a number of genres, including ethnic and folk music from Salento in particular. Khaossia position themselves as a meeting point for different musical cultures, starting from a preference for Irish and Hellenic sounds. The curiosity towards the space is strengthened by the attention and respect towards the time, through the careful revival of ancient and sometimes forgotten sounds. The respect towards the culture and history of Salento forms the basis of Khaossia's approach to the region's folk music.