«THE NEXT BIG THING» – ITALY/MEDITERRANEAN !
SUBURB: a possible and vital declaration, the resonant worldmap of the new generation of the planet. Feeding cross-cultures, desires, horizons, launching a kaleidoscope of stories rhythm sounds. The most explosive and inevitable energy of the moment: metropolitan music, peripheries of the world that target the centre of sound (understood as citizen neighbourhoods but also as the South) in this millennium celebrating their first true moment as scene stealers, after decades of superimposition, mixture and digestion, rich in the present rage and youth creativity.
SUBURB: the new album of ‘A67, the rockband of Naples (the Southern Italian city unfortunately noted worldwide for the Camorra – the Neapolitan mafia – and the current rubbish crisis), who after having created headlines in Italy and abroad with its debut-album“A Camorra song’io” (“I’m the Camorra” – Polosud 2005) maintains a firm rapport with its time and society, and from the heart of its origins in the southern periphery (Scampia, the degraded neighbourhood north of Naples) it speaks to the peripheries of the world, enlarging a radial debate, thus involving the recordings of italian and international artists.
SUBURB: a concept album which matures and consolidates the sound of ‘A67, a mediterranean crossover-rock which the band has enriched with various guests and diverse instruments: renowned Italian names (including Mauro Pagani and Roberto Saviano, author of the bestselling book Gomorra) and four young rock bands hailing from diverse world peripheries, united in their expressive force and social focus, in themes of equality and freedom. The new generation of the world vibrantly merged in an album: the historic melting pot of the Mediterranean, with Naples at the centre, Marseille towards Europe and Istanbul towards Asia, and with them India and Brazil, the two biggest emerging, multicultural democracies. In dialect and Italian, the ancient Indian language Malayalam and the rap of the San Paolo favelas, the hurdy-gurdy and electric sitar, the santur and progressive flute, literature in the bowels of the groove.
SUBURB: the force and the urgency of the new millennium, from the peripheries of the world straight to the centre.
INTERVIEWS, LIVES, MATERIALS : Giorgia Fazzini – firstname.lastname@example.org – +39.333.2728553
AUDIO-PREVIEW : www.a67.it – www.myspace.com/sessantasette
‘A67 (Daniele Sanzone – vocals; Alfonso Muras – bass; Andrea Verdicchio – sax & keyboards; Enzo Cangiano – guitars; Luciano Esposito – drums)
FEATURING: Avial (India), Calixto (Orchestra do Mundo – Brasil), Dupain (Marseille), Kara Güneş (Istanbul), Raffaela Siniscalchi, Valeria Parrella, Mauro Pagani, Francesco Di Bella (24Grana), Mario Arcari, ‘O Zulù, Gabriella Pascale, Roberto Saviano, Marcello Colasurdo.