Artist Profiles: Nuova Agricola Associazione

Nuova Agricola Associazione

Nuova Agricola Associazione (NAA) is formed by a group of musicians with the idea to rearrange traditional folk music from Abruzzi, adding a modern sonority which includes the Salterello of Abruzzi combined with an explosive fusion reggae and Gypsy music.

The songs, written by Graziano Zuccarino with the collaboration of Franco Liberati, speak about stories ordinary life in a little underground world, describing characters coming from country, their culture, (and invisible) “dramas” common people. This picture is described strong irony mixed passion, love, joy.

The group’s 2004 recording, Dall’Alente a lu Serepenne, is an emotional travel through the hills betweens these two rivers, the Alento and the Serepenne. NAA rearranged the tradition of Abruzzi folk music by “contaminating” it with graftings of the Salterello of Abruzzi as well as reggae and Gypsy music

The band: Graziano Zuccarino (vocals, guitar), Franco Liberati (drums), Fabio Duronio (guitar, vocals), Maria Alessandra Piroddi (vocals) and Luca Francavilla (bass).

Discography:

‘Shta vite gne nu teatrine (Riflessi, 2002)
La Vragna e la Sulagna
Dall’Alente a lu Serepenne (Radici Musicali, 2003)
Lillylà remix, in Tiankoura (Kutmusic, 2004)
Vacri, in 1 Etno (RaiTrade, 2004)
Nuova Agricola Associazione (Radici Musicali, 2006)

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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