Those who follow Vinicio Capossela knows that his creativity does not end in a musical genre. Indeed, since ’91, the year of “All’una e trentacinque circa”, his first album, kept us hanging on the edge of a production so diverse as it is innovative. Just think of “Canzoni a manovella,” the 2000 album that has, in fact, devoted his eclecticism, in addition to its maturation. However, after performing with an unusual company of musicians in the Primo Maggio and at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, even the most jaded stopped to reflect on the latest proposal of the songwriter originally from Calitri. That is “La Banda della Posta”, a group of musicians specializing in dance music. Not exactly an oral tradition repertoire, but throughout Italy encoded in a very popular genre in the ’50s and ’60s, including “mazurkas, polkas, waltzes, paso doble, tango, tarantella, quadrille and fox trot” and mainly performed during weddings. Now released their first album, produced by Capossela (for the first time in this capacity), entitled “Primo ballo”. The result of this convergence is alienating, but the monolithic sound and the atmosphere at the same time romantic and self-deprecating produce an irresistible paradox, which results in a strongly evocative language. Even mythical, you might say, ideally tied to the festive and convivial dimension of the wedding – as it suggests Vinicio – that “has been the bread and the body of the community” and “was consumed with food and music “.
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