Artist Profiles: Ambrogio Sparagna

Ambrogio Sparagna
Ambrogio Sparagna is one of the most important musicians in contemporary Italian folk music. His musical project, which explores the Southern of Italy and the Mediterranean musical tradition, involves his compositions and ballads.

A wide range of both traditional and original songs showcase the melodic inspiration and harmonic richness of Ambrogio Sparagna’s accordion, as well as the acrobatic rhythm force and passion of the tambourines, ciaramella (traditional oboe), and the guitar of his musical friends.

Ambrogio drives his audience to jump, playing with the Arts Comedy, and with the Neapolitan Theatre masks.

He has recorded several albums with l’Orchestra Popolare Italiana.

Discography:

L’avvenuta profezia (Finisterre, 2000)
Vorrei ballare (Finisterre, 2001)
Ambrogio Sparagna (Finisterre, 2003)
La notte della taranta 2005 (2005)
La notte della taranta 2006 (2006)
Fermarono i cieli (Felmay, 2006)
La chiara stella (2008)
Taranta d’amore (Parco Della Musica Records, 2009)
Vola Vola Vola. Canti Popolari E Canzoni ‎(Parco Della Musica Records, 2012)
Stories 1986-2016 ‎(Finisterre, 2016)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV 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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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