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Abstract Series 361 - Pino Daniele in Boston


Booking: F&P Group -

Label/Management/Publishing: Blue Drag -

Press Agency: Parole&Dintorni -


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Graduating in accounting, Pino began his musical career in the band "Batracomiomachia", then in 1976 he became the bass player with the Napoli Centrale. In 1976, Claudio Poggi, producer of EMI Italian, listened to a demo tape containing various original tracks by the then young Daniele, deciding to offer a deal with the label. He recorded a 45-rpm vinyl containing the tracks "Che calore" (originally titled "Ca Calore", being his trademark Neapolitan dialect) and "Fortunato". "Terra mia", his debut album of 1977 containing tracks from the previous single, demonstrates the singer's deep connection with the Neapolitan and Mediterranean traditions, both in the music and in the lyrics, which sometimes cover songs and popular customs typically Neapolitan.

Among the most successful tracks of the album are without doubt "Terra mia", but particularly "Na tazzullella 'e cafè" (A small cup of coffee), highly played by Renzo Arbore on his show "Alto gradimento" (High satisfaction) and "Napule è" (Naples is…), which in time would become a true manifesto for the author (who wrote it at just 18 years of age) and for the entire city of Naples. In 1981 his concert in Naples' Piazza del Plebiscito attracted a crowd of 200,000.

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Taken on July 5, 2012