Italy – The latest album by Nuklearte La via della sete (CNI Music, 2004) came out three years after Tale Tale.
The Sicilian group, was born from the artistic jointure between Ramya and
Maurizio Cucuzza and immediately beloved by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Brooman who
wanted them from the very beginning in 1998 to take part of the WOMAD circuit. La via della sete (The way of thirst) is a tale dedicated to the state of the environment and human rights and actually, this “sete”, thirst, is first of all the thirst for justice and for equality, a river of music and words born in the middle of nature and isolation.
From a musical point of view, La via della sete, signs a path towards a south eastern track leading to “another possible world”, 12 real acoustic mantra and mandala, sang in Djulajingala Sicilian, English and Italian, in which tablas and sitar meet African percussion and the “electric body” of loops, are supported by a typical rock layer of bass, drums, guitars and keyboards.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.