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News from Italy : Italian singer-songwriter, composer and actor Peppe Voltarelli in NYC Concert Debut
Posted by Stefano Spadoni on 2009/10/19 20:06:16

A Concert of Diasporic Proportion:

Calabrian singer-songwriter Peppe Voltarelli in NYC Concert Debut
Italo-Argentine Crooner Tony Vilar to make Rare Guest Appearance
Montreal Italienne Marco Calliari Opens

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ (Le) Poisson Rouge

Southern Italian singer-songwriter, composer and actor Peppe Voltarelli will
make his New York City concert debut on Wednesday November 11, 2009 at (Le)
Poisson Rouge. Born in Italy’s Calabria region, the 40 year-old
Voltarelli’s work is a modern Italian’s musical take on the diaspora of
tight-knit Calabrian immigrant communities that continue to thrive
throughout Europe and the Americas. At (Le) Poisson Rouge Voltarelli will
offer a set drawn from his first solo album, 2007’s “Distratto ma però”
(Distracted But However), a project which the Rome-based musician has
supported with over 200 live shows in Italy and Europe, the results of which
were released on his 2008 live album “Duisburg, Nantes, Praga”. This New
York appearance is part of Pan-American tour which will see Voltarelli
perform for the first time in Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Mexico City, Los
Angeles, Toronto and Montreal.

New York filmgoers have already had the opportunity to see Peppe Voltarelli
in a leading role in the 2006 mockumentary feature “La Vera Leggenda di Tony
Vilar” (The Real Legend of Tony Villar), which showed in official selection
at the 2007 TriBeCa Film Festival. The semi-biographical plot follows the
path of a contemporary Italian singer (Voltarelli), on the trail of a
crooner from his Calabrian village (Vilar), who found fame and fortune in
1960’s Argentina and eventually disappeared into anonymity in the Bronx’s
Italian community along Arthur Avenue. Directed by fellow Calabrian
Giuseppe Gagliardi, “La Vera Leggenda di Tony Vilar” will be screened on
Tuesday November 10, 2009 at NYU’s Casa Italiana as a preview to Wednesday’s
(Le) Poisson Rouge event. Voltarelli and Gagliardi previously collaborated
on “Doichlanda”, a 2003 documentary about Italian immigration to Germany --
their ongoing music and film relationship producing numerous award winning
video clips.

Peppe Voltarelli is a founding member of "Il Parto delle Nuvole Pesanti"
(The Birth of the Heavy Clouds) one of Italy’s seminal bands of the 1990’s,
whose style is a mix of rock and Calabrian folk traditions. Voltarelli’s
path as a touring musician has lead him to collaborations with other cutting
edge Italian artists exploring similar mixes of old world and new world
sounds, such as the German-born Italian raised Vinicio Capossela, Sicilian
Roy Paci (Manu Chao) and Neopolitan Daniele Sepe. The Calabrian musician
has twice been recognized in Italy’s prestigious Tenco Prize event.

Voltarelli has also contributed music and text to Italy’s theatrical stage
with a 2001 work on the life of Domenico Modugno, the multiple Grammy Award
winning singer-songwriter who penned one of the most well known Italian
popular songs in the world, 1958’s San Remo Festival winning "Nel blu
dipinto di blu”, more commonly known as "Volare". Along with the
Florence-based Krypton troupe, Voltarelli composed the original music for
"Roccu u Stortu" (Rocco the Crooked), the anti-war saga of a Calabrian
soldier’s desertion in WWI. An active pacifist, Voltarelli traveled to
Iraq in 2003 to participate in a peace concert held in Bagdad’s Palestine
Hotel, an account of which can be seen in the documentary "Sotto il cielo di
Baghdad" (Under the Baghdad Sky). Voltarelli is also a published author
with a collection poetry and songs in Calabrian dialect with English

The opening act for Peppe Voltarelli’s (Le) Poisson Rouge date is the
Montreal-based Italo-Canadian singer-songwriter Marco Calliari. The
Calabrian-born, one time Latin American star, now based in New York, Tony
Vilar will make a special guest appearance in Peppe Voltarelli’s set.

Peppe Voltarelli Web Site:

Peppe Voltarelli mypace:

PEPPE VOLTARELLI: Listing Information:

Wednesday 11/11/09 (Le) Poisson Rouge, New York, NY
158 Bleeker St (@ Thompson St)
Concert starts @ 10:00PM (Doors open @ 9:30PM)
Tickets: $15.00
Info.: or (212) 505-3474
or 866 55 TICKETS

(Video) Peppe Voltarelli “Turismo in Quantità” (Tourism in Quantity) /
directed by Giuseppe Gagliardi:

(Video) Peppe Voltarelli “Italiani Superstar” (Italian Superstars) /
directed by Giuseppe Gagliardi:

(Video) ”Gli Amici Degli Amici” (Friends of Friends) song from La Vera
Leggenda di Tony Vilar performed by Peppe Voltarelli and Il Parto delle
Nuvole Pesanti / directed by Giuseppe Gagliardi:

(Video) Il Parto delle Nuvole Pesanti “Onda Calabra” (in Doichlanda)
(Calabrian Wave in Germany) / directed by Giuseppe Gagliardi:

”LaVeritàLaVerdadTheTruth” Joe Sciorra’s I-Italy blog entry on La Vera
Leggenda di Tony Vilar, Peppe Voltarelli and Giuseppe Gagliardi:

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