Artist Profiles: Alexian Santino Spinelli

Alexian Santino Spinelli

Alexian Santino Spinelli has been researching Gypsy music for many years. The group’s concerts are an ideal travel through the history and Roman? culture. Alexian Santino Spinelli And his group have participated in many important world music and Gypsy festivals contributing to introduce the secular culture of the Rom.

The leader of the group, Alexian Santino Spinelli, is a well known accordionist and singer, who participates in numerous cultural activities. Alexian released a double CD recently, Andre Miro Romano Gi -A journey in my gypsy soul: from India to jazz.

His CD Gijem, Gijem (which in the language of the Rom Abruzzesi means “Walking, walking”) is the version of the Rom Abruzzesi of the famous hymn gypsy “Gelem Gelem.”

Discography:

Iperfisa (City Record, 1986)
Jilò Romanò/Speranza (City Record, 1988)
Soft Jazz Fisa (City Record, 1990)
Gilì Romanì (City Record, 1991)
Gijem Gijem (Al Sur, 1996)
L’orizzonte e la memoria (Santarcangelo dei Teatri, 1999)
Putraddipé (Regione Abruzzo, Pescara 2000)
Tsigane (SonoDisc, 2000)
Dromos (Associazione Dromos, 2001)
Romano Drom – Carovana romaní (Ethnoworld, 2002)
Mille Papaveri Rossi (Editrice A, 2003)
Khamoro (Studio Production SAGA)
Parovibbé/Metamorfosi (Ethnoworld, 2004)
So me sinom / Ciò che sono (Ethnoworld, 2004)
Sulla Memoria (Audiocoop)
Uno specchio per Alice (Colonna sonora, 2006)
Romano Thèm – Orizzonti Rom (CNI – Compagnia Nuove Indie, 2007)
Me pase ko Murdevele -Io ac-Canto a Dio (CNI – Compagnia Nuove Indie, 2008)
Porrajmos (2010)

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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