The Tammurriata is the most typical expression of Neapolitan dance and music. The voices of the two singers are raised over the beat of the main instrument: the tammorra, a frame drum with tin cymbals.
The Tammurriata di Scafati has grown around the powerful tenor voice of Nando Citarella and the very popular folk musician Antonio O Lione. It is one of the most active groups during the many traditional festivals going on in the volcano and it often goes on tour around Europe.
O Vesuvio (Edizioni Musicali Il Pontesonoro, 1997)
Bum! (Finisterre, 2014)
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.