Sunday, February 13, 2011

Carta vetrata
I've been meaning to post something about Pietra Montecorvino for almost two years now, but have been too intimidated. Now with the help of some chocolate, I will give it a try. She's from Napoli and first made her mark in the 80's as an actress and her performance style has an arch dramatic edge almost like watching flamenco or tango dancers. With an extraordinary voice that sounds as though someone scraped her vocal cords with steel wool and cigarettes for about a decade, she sings in Neapolitan dialect and mixes in a variety of North African influences in her music.

Mare di Napoli

Live 2009

Her website

Buy Pietra Montecorvino at Amazon

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