Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Enzo & Lorenzo Mancuso ::: Cantu

Sicily best kept secret, Enzo & Lorenzo Mancuso, after a long period as emigrants and two albums recorded in Spain, settled back in Italy and recorded a bunch of marvellous CD's.
This is the second one

The Mancuso Brothers crossed over apparently incompatible worlds in the last twenty years, trough the Sutera's (their village) lost paths of their native Sicily to the remote suburbs of London.
They began singing professionally without actually realizing it and they are still doing it even when, left the London mists, they came back to Italy, following an ideal, essential song, crucial like a first need.
After the success of BELLA MARIA the Mancuso Brothers have become cultural Icons of their native and beloved Sicily, performing in all major Theaters and Festivals, appearing in Radio and Television, in Italy and abroad.
Now, revisiting their long artistic journey, they expose the main themes of their musical poetry, in these beautiful, well arranged new tracks, accompanied by exceptional fellow travellers.
A true musical and cultural event for all lovers of fine Italian Music and Art.
A must for all those interested in Sicilian and Mediterranean culture

Enzo Mancuso: hurdy-gurdy, guitar, saz baglama
Lorenzo Mancuso: voice, harmonium
Enzo Pietropaoli: double bass, keyboard
Gabriele Mirabassi: clarinet
Enrico Rava: trumpet
Stefano Bollani: piano
Michele Ascolese: guitar, buzuki
Rosario Iermano: percussions
Luciano Biondini: accordion
Marcello Sirignano: violin
Marcella Cremaschi: second violin
Giuseppe Tortora: cello
Gianmaria Testa: voice

01 Timidi l'isuli su' (5:04)
02 Cantu (7:10)
03 Chifteli (3:01)
04 Disiu di tia (3:32)
05 Sacciu chi parli a la luna (5:01)
06 Suli su l'uri (5:04)
07 Certi siri viu navi (3:14)
08 Preghiera (4:02)
09 Signura Letizia (4:03)
10 Tu chi strascini (7:13)
11 Lirica d'autunno (4:00)
12 Margarita (5:53)
13 Lamentazione (1:37)

2002 • Amiata ARNR0902

Cantu part 1
Cantu part 2

1 comment:

audiomar said...

Veramente un bel disco, con grandi musicisti dietro.

Grazie, ciao