This cd presents a collection of the most famous Neapolitan songs, that paint a vivid picture of the soul of Naples with all its strong and sometimes contradictory emotions. In some way or another, they are all songs of love: we find songs for Reginella and Lucia, who inspire their lovers to sweet and nostalgic musings, for the beautiful but cruel Malafemmena, who drives her exasperated lover to complete despair, and especially for the elusive Catarì, who inhabits so many Neapolitan songs, yet always seems to escape her admirer’s longing grasp.
And then of course there’s the lasting love for Naples itself: this earthly paradise full of hardships and joys, that can never be left behind by those who once lived and loved, laughed and sang in its streets…
This cd has been handmade, and each copy is numbered by Marco himself.
Catarì March: one moment it rains, the next moment it’s dry. The rain starts again, then stops, the sun laughs through the water. Now the sky is bright and blue, now it’s dark and grey, now the storms of winter blow, now the breath of spring.
A shivering little bird waits for the sun to come out, and in the cold wet earth the violets are sighing... Catarina, what more do you want? Listen to me, my love: March, you know it, that’s you, and that little bird is me...
2017 - Catarì, Maggio, l'Amore - MB003
Note: 'Catarì, Maggio, l'Ammore' is (for now) only available at the concert's venues
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