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Carmen Marsico of Newpoli: Dynamic New Directions in Italian Roots Music

Boston-based Newpoli brilliantly re-imagines the lively tarantella and other sounds of Southern Italy and around the Mediterranean.

UK world music magazine Songlines calls Newpoli "A brilliant outfit...who grab southern Italian traditional music by the neck and recast it in a dramatic style."

The band celebrates the release of an excellent new album of traditional and original songs, Mediterraneo, with a big show as part of the New York Gypsy Festival at Drom, 85 Avenue A in the East Village on Friday night October 5th at 9 pm.

Newpoli's Carmen Marsico joins us to introduce the album and contrast and compare some of the traditional source songs with Newpoli's inventive re-imaginings.

Photos of Newpoli by Liz Linder Photography.