Artist Profiles: Elena Ledda

Elena Ledda

Elena Ledda is an Italian singer from Sardinia. She was born May 17, 1959 in Selargius.

Sardinia offers a fascinating musical microclimate, which developed over centuries in relative isolation. Elena Ledda has researched the music of her native island for years and has become Sardinia’s most successful and prolific singer, replacing the legendary Maria Carta in her role as Sardinia’s vocal standard bearer.

Her powerful vocal style mixes local tradition and global jazz innovation.


Ammentos ‎(Durium, 1979)
Is Arrosas ‎(Key Records, 1984)
Sonos 9Biber Records, 1989)
Incanti ‎(Felmay, 1993)
Maremannu (Biber Records, 2000)
Sonos ‘E Memoria (ACT, 2001)
Amargura ‎(Marocco Music, 2004)
Tutti Baci (Lyra, 2006)
Undas ‎(RadioLina, 2006)
Rosa Resolza ‎(Sard musi, 2007)
Sulla Strada Con Tenco ‎(2008)
Live At Jazzinsardegna ‎(Sardmusic, 2008)
Cantendi A Deus ‎(Sardmusic, 2009)
Bella Ciao ‎(Visage Music, 2015)
Làntias ‎(Sardmusic, 2017)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and 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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