Traditional Neapolitan melodies fused with North African rhythms

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Pietra – Montecorvino

Italian singer Montecorvino has been around for some time, but this should be her international breakthrough. With a nicotine-stained voice like an Italian Marianne Faithfull, and in conjunction with producer Eugenio Bennato, she revives ancient Neapolitan standards like “Guaglione” and “O Sole Mio”, but marries them with Algerian and Tunisian musicians and arrangements to produce something genuinely new and startling; a real picture of the bustling international port which Naples once was. She can tantalise (“Dove sta Zaz