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The return of the young contemporary generation to Neapolitan musical roots

The "Suonno d'ajere" project was born in 2016 out of a need to learn about and explore what the city of Naples has produced in its vocal musical history. The three members of the group come from different musical experiences, from jazz to pop music, from popular to classical music. In their journeys they have always encountered Neapolitan song, being deeply fascinated and impressed by it.

The goal of the project is to mark a common thread in Neapolitan song from the mid- nineteenth century to the present day, identifying, through a historical/stylistic criterion, the most representative songs.

The forcing is inevitable; to reduce all that has been produced in Naples for song in half a millennium to a single concert can only be reductive. The trio will try to give an idea, a sketch of what our city has produced using an ensemble that is symbolic of Naples, the most stereotypical, but also the most effective and beautifully simple: voice, mandolin and guitar.


Irene Scarpato - voice
Gian Marco Libeccio - guitar
Marcello Smigliante Gentile - mandolino and mandoloncello

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