While Italy has a very rich folk music tradition, it’s sometimes difficult to see those roots in popular Italian music. Over the last week, however, someone on Facebook posted a video of Teresa de Sio from the Capodanno (New Year’s) celebration in Italy. Hailing from Napoli, Signora de Sio’s music is very influenced by traditional folk music, and it very, very clearly rocks.
Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find the names of the two songs she performs in the following video, but I’m not sure it’s necessary to know the translation in order to understand the feeling of it. I’m especially fond of the second song, so I recommend hearing the whole thing out. And check out that killer electric violin!
If anyone knows the title of either of the songs, or knows where I can buy an album, let me know! I really like this music, and I’m excited that I found it. Enjoy! Buon’anno!