This contemporay collection of music by Italian composer/musican Daniele Sepe is as diverse as it gets. Traditional polyphonic singing, jazz, theater music, folk music and reggae all merge harmoniously in this rich, colorful and often disturbing portrait of a culture.
"Daniele Sepe is a modern, sophisticated and successful musician from southern Italy. Even
so, discovering that the person who signed him to his recording contract was the nephew of
the Marquis who had consigned Sepe's grandfather to a life of labouring by denying him an
education, brought home the persistence of class structures in today's world. Lavorare
Stanca explores themes of love, labour, and life in Italy." - CBC's "Global Village" (Canada)
"...the only real genius on the young Neapolitan
musical scene (or, for that matter, on the Italian scene)" - Napolimusic.it
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"...the only real genius on the young Neapolitan musical scene (or, for that matter, on the Italian scene)" - Napolimusic.itListen to come excerpts
1989 saw the release of his first record 'Malamusica', followed shortly afterwards by 'L'Uscita dei Gladiatori'. At the same time he wrote music for theatre, ballet and most of all for cinema ('Blues metropolitano', 'L'Amore Molesto' 'Cronaca di un amore violato', etc). He represented Italy in international festivals for example in Marseille, Nantes, Bruxelles (Womex) During the Gulf War, together with other 50 or so Neapolitan musicians, he produced a cassette of pacifist songs, which was distributed for free outside of factories and schools. 1994 saw the release of 'Vite Perdite', which was applauded by public and critics alike, and made both the Italian and other International charts. The magazine Rockerilla voted it best record of the year and Rockstar added it to their list of 100 best records of the 90's.
In 1995 Spiritus Mundi, was released and was received as warmly as its predecessor; tracks from both CDs have been included in numerous best-selling anthologies by Polygram, Il Manifesto and la Repubblica. With Il Manifesto, Sepe also released 'Trasmigrazioni', a CD recorded with various immigrant, musicians in Italy, and the album 'Viaggi fuori dai paraggi'. The beginning of July '98 saw the release of Sepe's first CD with CNI Compagnia Nuove Indye, 'Lavorare Stanca'.
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