Zeitgenössisches & Traditionelles aus Neapel - Im Stil der Nuova Compagnia Di Canto Popolare
Deluxe-Edition in luxuriöser Karton-Umverpackung mit zwei 36-seitigen Booklets
The first new work since 1978
by the founder of Compagnia di Canto Popolare, Roberto De Simone.
Special edition in carton box, 36-page booklet,
cont. all lyrics in Neapolitan, Italian, German, English and French.
Those who know more about him, whose memories
still reverberate from the echoes
of a certain Nuova Compagnia di Canto Popolare,
the group which Roberto De Simone
and a handful of young, enthusiastic musicians
founded in 1967, will have been waiting
for the first new album containing works of
De Simone since 1978 with anticipation.
Those who don't know him yet have to venture
on his compositions and contemporary,
urbane arrange-ments of traditional music
from Campania, the region whose capital,
Naples, forms the central point of attraction
and the most mysterious allegory;
on the electrifying performance of his works
by Media Aetas,a musical ensemble made up
of actor-singers trained by De Simone
and brilliant instrumentalists, equally at home
with traditional music, classical or jazz;
and on a composer, who categorically refuses
to make any kind of concession
which would blunt his performances
or make his work more pleasant
in favour of wider circulation by the media.
What does it mean, these travelling Turks?
Has the time now come,
as the western arrogance of exploitation
is forced to settle its account with the Orient,
with the Islamic world, with Africa, which have been
the victims of violenceand egotistical
and cynical market structures for centuries?
Apart from that, hasn't the term Turchi / Turks
always symbo-lised a different nature,
an obscure fear of a mixed, irregular rhythm, an unfamiliar heart,
which is unsettling for the hypocritical certainties
of a Eurocentric culture?
Li Turchi viaggiano is an invitation to the dance of the spirits,
conjuring up the Orient hidden deep within our hearts,
a ritual that drives out the fears and stultification,
at least for the time it lasts.
Category: Italien, Napoli, Avantgarde