World Music – Newpoli: Mediterranean Pulse – Ritmi della Terra
February 4, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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 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!
Friday, Feb 4, 2022 6:00pm AND 8:00pm – Paradise Theatre
Tickets $20.00 in advance/ $25.00 at the door/ $17 student (18 and under). Available at the Paradise and online.
Traditional Italian Dance Workshop: Saturday, 5 February, 2022, 10:00am at the Paradise Theatre.
Local School Outreach: Friday, 4 February, 2022 2:00pm