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

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!

- 2018 Finalist in USA Songwriting competition for "So' Emigrant' "

- 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"

- 2019, 2016, 2014 Nomination for Premio Nazionale Citta' Di Loano Per La Musica Tradizionale Italiana

- 2010, 2009, 2008 Boston Phoenix Best World Music Nomination

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

The Cedar Cultural Center 2019, Minneapolis (MN)
Library of Congress 2018, Washington DC
CRASHfest 2018, Boston (MA)
Flushing Town Hall 2018, New York (NY)
Berklee Performance Center, Boston (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)
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)
Santa Cruz Foundation for the Performing Arts, Patagonia (AZ)
Stanford University, Stanford (CA)
Regattabar, Cambridge (MA)
Berks Jazz Fest, Reading (PA)
Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton (PA)
Northeastern University, Boston (MA)
Wellesley College, Wellesley (MA)
Harvard University, Cambridge (MA)

Appearances on Rai, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018

SELECT RADIO PLAY

CKCU David Dale Show, Canada
M21 Radio, Madrid, ES
Radio Universidad de Guanajuato, MX
Multicult.fm, DE
88vier, Berlin/Potsdam, DE
Radio UNAM, México DF, MX
Ràdio País, Gasconha, FR
RCFM Radio Crónica Folk Musical, ES
Rádio Filispim, Galiza, ES
Radio Círculo, Madrid, ES
Groovalizacion Radio, FR
Ràdio Klara, València, ES
Radio Universidad de Atacama, CL
Radio Artigas, UY
Radio París-LaPaz, BO
TTRadio, ES
Radio Universidad de Puerto Rico, PR
Radio Kolor, Cuenca, ES
Radio Universidad Autónoma del Yucatán, MX
Radio Filarmonía, Lima, PE
Radio Aukan, CL
Radio Inter S'cool, GP
Radio Educación del Mayab, MX
Rádio Zero, PT
Radio Universidad de Concepción, CL
Radio Universidad de Salamanca, ES
Onda Polígono, Toledo, ES
WLCH Radio Centro, Pennsylvania, US
Radio Isora, Canarias, ES
Radio Sonora Internacional, CO
Radio Fuga, Madrid, ES
Radio Camino, ES
La Voz de Guamote, EC
Mundofonías Radio, ES
OK Radio, VE
Almargen Radio, Andalucía, ES
Unicauca Estéreo, CO
Hamburger Lokalradio, DE
Ràdio Aktiva FM, ES
Radio Taiffa, MX
Onda Campus, Extremadura, ES
Identidad Sur, AR
Onda 4, Andalucía, ES
Radio Vieques, PR
Radio UABCS, Baja California Sur, MX
Rádio Pérola da Serra, São Paulo, BR
Radio Etchegoyen, Talcahuano, CL
Mundofonias, Spain
Radio-Canada Les samedis du Monde, Canada
CiTR Saturday Edge, Canada
WFMU Transpacific Sound Paradise, NY
VPR All The Traditions, VT
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