The new album by Radicanto, titled Oltremare, has achieved a good success with critics and reached the sixth position of the World Music Charts Europe. The information is interesting and flattering, not only for the group of Puglia (among the founders of Italian world genre, formed in Bari in 1996), but for the whole of the music scene of our country and, in particular, the network within which the record was produced and engineered. As you can read, in fact, in the notes of the presentation of the project, Overseas – “dedicated to the city of Bari and his memories of salt. A musical story that stretches between the lullabies, the cult of St. Nicholas, the alleys of the city, said the ancients, the rituals, the sacred and the profane enclosed in the same magic”- is produced by Arealive, distributed by CNI and realized with the contribution of Puglia Sounds. The first two subjects are active in the management and artistic production and include in their “catalog” many important names of the national music scene, as Almamegretta, Raiz, Fausto Mesolella, Daniele Sepe, Mimmo Epifani, Med Free Orkestra, Nidi D’Arac (Arealive CNI was founded in 2004 and CNI in 1992). As regards, however, Puglia Sounds, it must be said that this is probably the best project of political and cultural promotion ever made in Italy, promoted by Regione Puglia and financed by European Union funds. Then success of Oltremare – which of course confirms the ability of the Radicanto and the validity of their project – emerges as a new stimulus for our “system”, which finally can focus on culture – and, in particular, also on popular culture – to revive, as they do elsewhere, the quality of its productions and its proposals.
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