Newpoli CD Release Concert "Musica di Natale"
Friday, December 14, 2012 - 8:00pm
Newpoli presents the Christmas Story as told through the folk music of Southern Italy, from shepherd songs of the Appenini Mountains to music from the courts and piazzas of Naples. Two singers and eight instrumentalists bring an Italian Christmas celebration to life in dramatic fashion using original dialects and traditional instruments. The repertoire will include traditional folk prayers, artful polyphonic songs dating back to the Renaissance, and captivating tarantellas that will make you want to dance. Joining the group on stage will be renowned multi-instrumentalist John La Barbera, as well as members of the 7 Hills Renaissance Wind Band, performing on historical instruments and bringing the audience back to a Naples of centuries ago. Newpoli is a group of exceptionally talented musicians who specialize in Southern Italian Folk Music, mainly from the regions of Campania and Puglia. Their music is an exciting journey through time, culture and musical styles. The South of Italy has a colorful past with influences from Africa, the Middle East and ancient Greece. These influences can still be heard in the traditional melodies and rhythms of the pizzica, tarantella and other musical styles of the South. Tickets: $20. All ages. Advance tickets can be purchased on www.newpolimusic.com.