When: June 15, 2016 – Doors 7:30 p.m., Show 8 p.m.
Where: OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA
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 in their blood 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.
The group was formed around 2003 by students from Italy that had come to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA. Now, over 10 years later they have toured all across the states and at home in Italy. They recorded four CD’s, got nominated three times for Best World Music group in Boston and twice (also in 2016) for Traditional Music in Italy. They were also finalists in USA Songwriting competition for their song Sciure d’arance from their latest CD, Nun te vutà.