MEDITERRANEAN PULSE - RITMI DELLA TERRA
"Passion and excitement!"
- fRoots, UK
"A brilliant outfit...who grab southern Italian traditional music by the neck and recast it in a dramatic style."
- Songlines, UK
"Marsico and Rossi, visual and musical cynosures with their contrasting looks and twining vocal lines."
- PopMatters, US
Called “…a brilliant outfit,…who grab southern Italian traditional music by the neck and recast it in a dramatic style" by 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 world’s lesser known music traditions, Newpoli is Italy’s next inspiring interpreter of southern Italy’s 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 you’ll hear the tamburello, played by virtuoso Fabio Pirozzolo, pounding out the heartbeat of Newpoli’s 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!
- 2017 Grant Recipient Passim Iguana Music Award
- 2016 Winner Independent Music Awards for "Best World Traditional Album, Nun te Vutà"
- 2016 Finalist Independent Music Awards for "Best World Traditional Song "Bazaar"
- 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