Peppe Voltarelli & Daniela Nardi

Peppe Voltarelli

Peppe Voltarelli is a singer, a songwriter as well as an actor.
In 1990, in Bologna, Peppe Voltarelli found “Il Parto Delle Nuvole Pesanti”, band creator of the tarantella punk, with hundreds of concerts in Italy and abroad.
In 2005, he is the protagonist in the film “La Vera Leggenda di Tony Vilar” (The True Legend of Tony Vilar) by Giuseppe Gagliardi and for which Peppe composes all original soundtracks. The story of the film is the journey through Italian community of Buenos Aires and New York (where it is actually filmed) looking for Tony Vilar, italian-born singer popular in Argentina in the ‘60s, then suddenly disappeared from the scene. In 2006 and in 2007, the movie participates respectively to Rome Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.

In January 2006, Peppe leaves his band and starts his solo career. His first album “Distratto Ma Però” is released in 2007 and it is among the finalists for the Tenco Prize 2007. In 2009, the album is published and distributed in Argentina by the record company Los Anos Luz.

On April 13, 2010, his second album comes out with the title of “Ultima Notte A Malà Strana”, distributed by Universal.
In 2010, the album wins Tenco Prize as the best album in dialect. It is the first album in Calabrese dialect to be so honored. The album is released also in France by the prestigious label Le Chant du Monde, with distribution throughout Europe, in Argentina by Los Anos Luz and in Canada by Casa Nostra / D.E.P ( UNIVERSAL)

His show “ Trip, Fathers, Belonging” is a “canzone italiana” show. Voice, guitar and accordion, through the Italian song of famous artists and his own songs, Peppe tells his personal storytelling about his emigration from South to North of Italy and all over the world. His civil involvement marks the way of an artist describing his South with ironic eyes, suspended between disappointment and surrealism. A trip through the famous Italian songs and his own songs that have contributed to make precious his artistic route. A "funny/serious" music journey bringing our attention on the Italian heritage in all the world.

Daniela Nardi

Award-winning singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Daniela Nardi shares her signature interpretations of the songs by legendary Italian artist Paolo Conte, whose stature in Italy is comparable to that of Jacques Brel in France or Tom Waits in America. Under the project title Espresso Manifesto, the Toronto-born daughter of Italian immigrants explores some adventurous and new creative territory on this album that has required her to step out of her musical comfort zone and into the wondrous exploration of the Italian Songbook.

Because Conte's work has such a strong male character, the project was extremely challenging from a female's perspective. Nardi has, however, managed to record a full album of his sometimes dark but ironic work, and draws on Conte's more vulnerable, emotional material. Her passionate re-workings of such stirring vintage numbers as the plaintive, haunting, tango-inspired "Gioco D'Azzardo," the beautifully bittersweet "Nina," the punchy, playful "Via Con Me" and the breezy, swinging "Gelato al Limon," offer powerful testimony to both Conte's enduring genius and Nardi's singular interpretive skills. The result is a transcendent cultural experience.

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Saturday, December 8 · Doors 9:00 PM / Show 9:25 PM at DROM

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