"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


Library of Congress 2018, Washington DC
CRASHfest 2018, Boston (MA)
Official Showcase Folk Alliance International 2018, Kansas City (MO)
Flushing Town Hall 2018, New York (NY)
The Lizard Lounge 2018, Cambridge (MA)
Joe's Pub 2017, New York (NY)
Chicago Summer Dance 2017, Chicago (IL)
Evanston World Music Festival 2017, Evanston (IL)
Club Passim 2017, Cambridge (MA)
Adriatico Mediterraneo 2016, Ancona, ITALY
Maqam Fest, APAP 2016, New York (NY)
PVD Fest 2016, Providence (RI)
Brooklyn Arts Council Folk Arts Tent 2016, Williamsburg (NY)
OBERON, American Rep 2016, Cambridge, (MA)
Dance Flurry 2016, Saratoga Springs (NY)
XXXII° Rassegna Internazionale della Cultura e delle Tradizioni Popolari,
Pignola, (PZ) ITALY
Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago (Il)
DROM, New York (NY)
Sarah Lawrence College - Reisinger Concert Hall Bronxville (NY)
Hofstra University - J. G. Astman Intl Concert Series, Long Island (NY)
New York University, New York (NY)
Elmira College, Elmira (NY)
SUNY Weschester Community College, Valhalla (NY)
Alwan For The Arts, New York (NY)
Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza, Columbus (OH)
Greater Middletown Concert Series, Middletown (CT)
Tubac Plaza, Tubac (AZ)
ZUZI Theater, Rhythm and Roots Concert Series, Tucson (AZ)
Santa Cruz Foundation for the Performing Arts, Patagonia (AZ)
Blackstone River Theatre, Cumberland (RI)
Stanford University, Stanford (CA)
Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham (MA)
D’Argenzio Winery, Santa Rosa (CA)
Santa Catalina School - Sister Carlotta PAC, Monterey (CA)
Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge (MA)
Regattabar, Cambridge (MA)
The Middle East, Cambridge (MA)
Berks Jazz Fest, Reading (PA)
Alvernia University, Reading (PA)
Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton (PA)
InterNOS, Roma ITALY
Diacetum Festival, Diacceto-Firenze, ITALY
La Fornace, Firenze, ITALY
Maxwell Auditorium, National Heritage Museum, Lexington (MA)
Northeastern University, Boston (MA)
Colby-Sawyer College, New London (NH)
Multicultural Festival, Laconia (NH)
Nashua Public Library Summer series, Nashua (NH)
Wellesley College, Wellesley (MA)
Longfellow House, Cambridge (MA)
Harvard University, Cambridge (MA)
Berklee Perfomance Center, Boston (MA)
Wake up the Earth Festival, Jamaica Plain (MA)
Boston Public Library, Boston (MA)
Chocolate Church Arts Center (ME)

Appearances on Rai & Rai International, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2014


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