NEWPOLI - MEDITERRANEAN PULSE / RITMI DELLA TERRA
Thursday 5/31 - MEDITERRANEAN PULSE - RITMI DELLA TERRA
$10 advance / $12 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:15 show (two sets)
MEDITERRANEAN PULSE - RITMI DELLA TERRA
"Passion and excitement!"
- fRoots, UK
"A brilliant outfit!"
- Songlines, UK
Newpoli is a unique group with a powerful sound and a 21st century take on their tradition that is beyond comparison.
With exciting interpretations of traditional and originals that draw deeply from one of the worlds lesser known music traditions, Newpoli is Italys next inspiring interpreter of southern Italys taranta tradition.
The group stirs up a mesmerizing sound that melds traditional Italian folk music, Greek and Turkish Grooves, Mediterranean and Spanish colors, and a contemporary sensibility they call Mediterranean Pulse - Ritmi della Terra.
The group is fronted by singers Carmen Marsico and Angela Rossi, a pair that PopMatters in 2016 called , visual and musical cynosures with their contrasting looks and twining vocal lines.
In concert youll hear the tamburello, played by virtuoso Fabio Pirozzolo, pounding out the heartbeat of Newpolis music, the two female singers will start up a wild, frenetic dance and you'll have a very hard time sitting still! The tempo is high, and the drama and passion can be heard in every note!
Their latest CD, Nun te vutà, features twelve tracks, six originals, six traditionals, and more then a dozen handcrafted indigenous instruments played by eight talented musicians. Its an album that deals with contemporary topics with the help of traditional sounds.
- 2016 Winner Independent Music Awards for "Best World Traditional Album, Nun te Vutà"
- 2016 Finalist in USA Songwriting competition for "Sciure d'arance"
- 2014, 2016 Nomination for Premio Nazionale Citta' Di Loano Per La Musica Tradizionale Italiana
- 2008, 2009, 2010 Boston Phoenix Best World Music Nomination
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|