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Episode #2353

Music from Italy

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Thursday, December 09, 2004

Hear some works based on old Italian regional traditions on this edition of New Sounds. There’s music from the Neapolitan band Spaccanapoli, whose music is rooted in the traditions of the local working class, with its pulsing drums, passionate vocals and the wild dances of the Tarantella and Tammurriata. Also on the show is music from singer/percussionist/dancer/actress Alessandra Belloni. Her most recent material sounds like a blend of Brazilian accordion and percussion and Italian traditional singing. We’ll from Daniele Sepe as well. He’s an Italian saxophonist and composer based in Naples who mixes jazz, funk, and rock in his love songs, serenades, and protest songs, along with pizzicas and tarantellas. Not to be outdone, there’s music by the singer and sax player Enzo Avitabile based on 14th Century tradition of turning farm implements into musical instruments. And much more…

PROGRAM #2353, A New Look At Italian Traditional Music (First aired 12/9/04)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Spaccanapoli

Lost Souls

Arime Perze [4:00]

Real World #49542** www.realworldrecords.com*

Daniele Sepe

Senza Filtro

Tammurriata Nera [3:30]

Dunya #8049*
www.felmay.it *

Enzo Avitabile & Bottari

Save The World

Sing Palestina [6:00]

Wrasse #124 www.wrasserecords.com

Daniele Sepe

Senza Filtro

Elektrika Pisulina [6:00]

See above.

Enzo Avitabile & Bottari

Save The World

Tarantella Bruna [4:00]

See above.

Alessandra Belloni

Tarantata – Dance of the Ancient Spider

Tarantella di San Michele [2:30]
Sola Sola [6:00]

Sounds True #00117** www.soundstrue.com*

Spaccanapoli

Lost Souls

Santa Notte [4:30]

See above.

Acquaragia Drom

Mister Romano

Tammurriata del Camafro, excerpt [2:30]

Finisterre #15
www.finisterre.it

Enzo Favata

Voyage In Sardaigne

Boche’e Notte [3:30]

NewTone #7013** www.felmay.it *

*, ** Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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