INTRA LU MUNNU
by Sissy Castrogiovanni
INTRA LU MUNNU is the name of Sissy's first work as solo artist, entirely signed under her name as singer and composer. It means “INSIDE THE WORLD”. A collection of 9 original compositions entirely sung in Sicilian dialect, with the addition of a song from the Sicilian tradition. Mediterranean, Jazz and World Music, with a touch of classical and African influences, all blended into Sicilian lyrics, rhythms and old Sicilian Folk traditions. INTRA LU MUNNU’ s musicians come from every part of the world, bringing all their musical colors and beautiful energies into this music: Italy, Palestine, Argentina, Uruguay, Finland, Sweden, Balkans, Israel, Turkey. The album features Christiane Karam & the Pletenitsa Balkan Choir (track 5: Intra Lu Munnu).
Released in May 2013.
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SUNG DEEP is a seven voice A cappella Band with musical color's that span the globe. The repertoire includes original compositions and arrangements of songs chosen from a broad field of musical styles. Soul ballads, new adaptions of Jazz standards, Originals influenced by Latin rhythms, Indian ornaments and Italian folklore are all part of the group's musical program. The members, coming from the U.S., India, Italy, Austria/Venezuela and Korea, represent a cultural tapestry that gives them the unique ability to take their audiences on a melodious trip around the world through song. Members: Sissy Castrogiovanni, Joey Blake, Stefano Marchese, Sentirenla Lucia, Anita Vitale, Tracy Robertson, Patricia Moreno.
more info at www.sungdeep.com
by Christiane Karam
collaboration in track 13
VOICES FROM THE VILLAGE
by Joey Blake &
The Singing Tribe
Released in September 2013, EASTERN TAPESTRIES is a multi-media production series that celebrates the stirring vocal and rhythmic traditions of the Balkans, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Caucasus, as well as the traditions on either end of those regions, namely South Asia, North Africa and the Mediterranean. It's a dance between tradition and unknown, preserving what has been and diving into what could be. It's a tribute to song and the human voice as a vehicle for hope, joy, mourning, celebration and survival. And most importantly, it is a powerful testimonial of the healing power of music and an inspiring platform where love, light and beauty stand a chance to prevail over conflict, anger and darkness.
more info at www.christianekaram.com
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The Singing Tribe was formed by Professors Joey Blake and Rhiannon Watson of Berklee College of Music on 28th October 2010.
300 students auditioned for this a cappella group formed to perform with Bobby McFerrin for his visit to Berklee. On February 2011, The Tribe, consisting of members from 14 countries performed at the Berklee Performance Centre at a mainly improvised concert with Bobby McFerrin. Since then, The Singing Tribe released the album "Voices from the village" in October 2011 and has been performing in USA.
The Singing Tribe will be involved in a European Tour 2014, stay tuned!!
more info at http://www.fizzkicks.com/joey/
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