Neaskenč - Apologia Di Un Canovaccio - CD
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Apologia Di Un Canovaccio (Tomato/CNI)

The debut (2006) by a young band from Ravenna, Italy. Fronted by singer Sara Cicognani. They work within and without the tradition, mixing jazz, ethnic music, other national idioms and original writing. Tammorre (traditional drums), fretless electric bass, acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, bandoneon and other local and global instruments are merged to create a distinctively "pop" sound with a real edge and solid roots.

You can see all the CD booklet notes here.

Listen:
Intro
Amore sia
Figlie del meriggio e del tuono
Clandestini

Musicians:

  • Sara Cicognani: voice
  • Adriano Rugiadi: fretless electric bass
  • Mirko Guerra: chitarra classica, chitarra elettrica, chitarra acustica, chitarra 12 corde, sitar, mandolino, oud synth
  • Christian Vistoli: rebolo, pandeiro, caxixi, cajon, triangolo, jatobā, canoinha, bodhrān, darbouka, bendhir, tamburello, tar, tamborim, cuica, hang, qraqeb, campane, repique de mao, udu, fischietti etnici, frog simulator
  • Enrico Errani: berimbau, frog simulator
  • Barbara Savioli: violin and viola
  • Elisa Segurini: cello
  • Pepe Medri: bandoneon
  • Guido Facchini: electric piano

    The record label says:
    "Apologia Di Un Canovaccio" is the debut album by Neaskenč, a promising new band from Ravenna inspired and lead by the voice of Sara Cicognani. With this album Neaskenč have released a work that is both foolish and intriguing, a balance between jazz, ethnic music, tango and pure song writing. Using the sounds of tammorre (ethnic drums), fretless bass, guitars with a noise flavour, the mandolin and the sitar Neaskenč create their own scene, a kind of new beginning for Italian music, an attempt to be understood in the humblest sense of the term.

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