LABEL - FOLKCLUB ETHNOSUONI
2006

MO’ SIENTE (LISTEN UP! in Benevento dialect) IS OUR NEW (THIRD) CD, PUBLISHED IN OCTOBER 2006 BY THE ITALIAN LABEL FOLKCLUB ETHNOSUONI (one of the most important folk labels in our country) FROM CASALE MONFERRATO (AL) AND DISTRIBUTED IN ITALY BY IRD FROM MILAN AND IN NORTH AMERICA BY CD ROOTS.

THE PARTICULAR TITLE OF OUR ALBUM IS AN INVITATION TO LEND AN EAR TO STORIES THAT DON’T GET TOLD ON THE RADIO OR ON TV,STORIES

Mo' siente!OF CHARACTERS COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN (anarchist revolutionaries and sunburnt farm workers,itinerant circus performers and desperate refugees…) OR WONDERFUL PLACES SUCH AS THE INTERIOR OF CAMPANIA,WHERE WE LIVE,ABSOLUTELY UNKNOWN BY THE MASSES.

THE BAND IS DEEPLY ROOTED IN A PARTICULAR PLACE -SANCTO IANNE (LATE LATIN FOR SAN GIOVANNI DI CEPPALONI NEAR BENEVENTO) REFERRING TO OUR HOMETOWN IN THE INLAND TERRITORY BETWEEN ROME AND NAPLES KNOWN AS THE SANNIO.

FOR US THE DOMINANCE OF NAPLES,AND THE COMMON TENDENCY TO EQUATE THAT CITY WITH THE ENTIRE REGION OF CAMPANIA,CAN BE A SORE SPOT….WE INSIST ON OUR OWN IDENTITY,APART FROM THAT OF THE REGIONAL CAPITAL.

SPECIAL GUEST OF THE ALBUM IS THE PALESTINIAN FAISAL TAHER,ENRICHING WITH HIS WONDERFUL VOICE THE SONG ”UOCCHIE” THAT WON THE COMPETITION “VOCI PER LA LIBERTA’” IN 2005, AN ITALIAN PRESTIGIOUS PRIZE AWARDED BY AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL.

George De Stefano - Roots World Magazine