NEWPOLI
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

As you hear the tamburello pounding out the heartbeat of Newpoli’s music, the two singers start up a wild, frenetic dance, and you'll have a very hard time sitting still! Welcome to Newpoli live!

The group carries on a tradition that is so old it’s hard to date, performing music from the South of Italy laced with influences from all of the surrounding Mediterranean cultures. Originals are mixed with exciting arrangements of traditional music, 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. It’s 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 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

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

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)
D’Argenzio Winery, Santa Rosa (CA)
Santa Catalina School - Sister Carlotta PAC, Monterey (CA)
Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge (MA)
Lilypad Inman, Cambridge (MA)
Regattabar, Cambridge (MA)
The Middle East, Cambridge (MA)
The Lizard Lounge, Cambridge (MA)
The Beehive, Boston (MA)
Beat Hotel, 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)
World Music Festival at Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater (MA)
Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston (MA)
Boston First Night 2006, 2007 (MA)
Street Festival in the Berkshires, Pittsfield (MA)
Berklee Perfomance Center, Boston (MA)
Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, Cambridge (MA)
Wake up the Earth Festival, Jamaica Plain (MA)
Boston Public Library, Boston (MA)
Chocolate Church Arts Center (ME)
Mayo Street Arts, Portland (ME)


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

SELECT U.S. RADIO PLAY

KMUV Global Village KS
WRIR Global A Go-Go VA
KCRW Rhythm Planet CA
WPRB The World's Fare NJ
WDET The Island Earth MI
WGBH Folk MA
WICN Folk Revival MA
WMBR World Beat MA
WUMB Boston, MA
WWUH Hartford, CT
KZSU Stanford, CA
KUSP Santa Cruz, CA
KDVS Davis, CA
WZBC & WRIU Merging Arts Radio RI
WZBC Spinitron MA
WTMD Detour Radio MD
BSR RI