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As you hear the tamburello pounding out the heartbeat of Newpoli’s music, the two female singers start up a wild, frenetic dance and you'll have a very hard time sitting still! Welcome to Newpoli Live!


NEWPOLI carries on a tradition that is so old it’s hard to date, performing music from the South of Italy laced with influences from all of the surrounding Mediterranean cultures. Originals are mixed  with exciting arrangements of traditional music sourced from field recordings by Allan Lomax and Ernesto De Martino. The tempo is high, and the drama and passion can be heard in every note! 


The group was formed around 2003 by a group of Italian immigrants in Boston, USA. Now, over 10 years later they have toured all across the states and at home in Italy. They recorded four CD’s, won the Independent Music Awards for Best World CD 2016, got nominated three times for Best World Music group in Boston and twice (also in 2016) for Traditional Music in Italy. They were also finalists in USA Songwriting Competition in 2016 for their song Sciure d’arance from their latest CD, Nun te vutà.


-2018 Finalist in USA Songwriting competition for "So' Emigrant' "
-2017 Grant Recipient Passim Iguana Music Award

2016 Winner Independent Music Awards for "Best World Traditional Album, Nun te Vutà"

2016 Nominee Independent Music Awards for "Best World Traditional Song, Bazaar"

2016 Finalist in USA Songwriting competition for "Sciure d'arance"

2014, 2016 Nomination for Premio Nazionale Citta' Di Loano Per La Musica Tradizionale Italiana

-2008, 2009, 2010 Boston Phoenix Best World Music Nomination


KMUV Global Village KS

WRIR Global A Go-Go VA

KCRW Rhythm Planet CA

WPRB The World's Fare NJ

WDET The Island Earth MI


WICN Folk Revival MA

WMBR World Beat MA

WUMB Boston, MA

WWUH Hartford, CT

KZSU Stanford, CA

KUSP Santa Cruz, CA

KDVS Davis, CA

WZBC & WRIU Merging Arts Radio RI

WZBC Spinitron MA

WTMD Detour Radio MD


Angela Rossi and Carmen Marsico Photo
Carmen Marsico Photo


Mediterraneo CD Cover


This album truly comes from the heart and speaks about the world today as we see it. It speaks about the Mediterranean Sea as a unifying element culturally and musically, as well as from a humanitarian perspective--a bridge that facilitates exchange between countries rather than a wall that divides us.

Mediterraneo, Beartones Records 2018

Nun te vutà, Beartones Records 20015

Tempo Antico, Beartones Records 2013
Musica di Natale, Beartones Records 2012 

Newpoli, Beartones Records 2008 


Library of Congress 2018, Washington DC
CRASHfest 2018, Boston (MA)
Official Showcase Folk Alliance International 2018, Kansas City (MO)
Flushing Town Hall 2018, New York (NY)
The Lizard Lounge 2018, Cambridge (MA)
Joe's Pub 2017, New York (NY)
Chicago Summer Dance 2017, Chicago (IL)
Evanston World Music Festival 2017, (IL)
Club Passim 2017, Cambridge (MA)
Adriatico Mediterraneo 2016, Ancona, Adriatico Mediterraneo 2016, Ancona, ITALY

Maqam Fest, APAP 2016, New York (NY)

PVD Fest 2016, Providence (RI)

Brooklyn Arts Council Folk Arts Tent 2016, Williamsburg (NY)

OBERON,  2016, Cambridge, (MA)

Dance Flurry 2016, Saratoga Springs (NY)

XXXII° Rassegna Internazionale della Cultura e delle Tradizioni Popolari,

Pignola, (PZ) ITALY

Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago (Il)

DROM, New York (NY)

Sarah Lawrence College - Reisinger Concert Hall, Bronxville (NY)

Hofstra University - J. G. Astman Intl Concert Series, Long Island (NY)

New York University, New York, (NY)

Elmira College, Elmira (NY)

SUNY Weschester Community College, Valhalla (NY)

Alwan For The Arts, New York (NY)

Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza, Columbus (OH)

Greater Middletown Concert Series, Middletown (CT)

Tubac Plaza, Tubac (AZ)

ZUZI Theater, Rhythm and Roots Concert Series, Tucson (AZ)

Santa Cruz Foundation for the Performing Arts, Patagonia (AZ)

Blackstone River Theatre, Cumberland (RI)

Stanford University, Stanford (CA)

D’Argenzio Winery, Santa Rosa (CA)

Santa Catalina School - Sister Carlotta PAC, Monterey (CA)

Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge (MA)

Lilypad Inman, Cambridge (MA)

Regattabar, Cambridge (MA)

The Middle East, Cambridge (MA)

The Lizard Lounge, Cambridge (MA)

The Beehive, Boston (MA)

Beat Hotel, Cambridge (MA)

Berks Jazz Fest, Reading (PA)

Alvernia University, Reading (PA)

Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton (PA)

InterNOS, Roma ITALY

Diacetum Festival, Diacceto-Firenze, IT

La Fornace, Firenze, ITALY

Maxwell Auditorium, National Heritage Museum, Lexington (MA)

Northeastern University, Boston (MA)

Colby-Sawyer College, New London (NH)

Multicultural Festival, Laconia (NH)

Nashua Public Library Summer series, Nashua (NH)

Wellesley College, Wellesley (MA)

Longfellow House, Cambridge (MA)

Harvard University, Cambridge (MA)

World Music Festival at Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater (MA)


Angela Rossi: Lead Vocals, Castagnette

Carmen Marsico: Lead Vocals, Castagnette

Fabio Pirozzolo: Tamburello, Tamburo a Cornice, Doumbek, Cupa Cupa, Vocals

Björn Wennås: Chitarra Battente, Classical Guitar, Mandola

Daniel Meyers: Recorders, Ocarina, Ciaramella, Zampogna, Doumbek, Castagnette

Karen Burciaga: Violin, Lira, Renaissance Guitar

Jussi Reijonen: Oud, Chitarra Classica, Mandola

Jeff McAuliffe: Bass

Angela Rossi and Carmen Marsico Photo




“The main feelings generated by this album are passion and excitement!” fRoots, UK


“Nun te Vutà (Don’t look back) is the fourth recording by a brilliant outfit of north-eastern US residents, four of them Italians, who grab southern Italian traditional music by the neck and recast it in a dramatic style.” Songlines, UK


“The group’s new CD finds it recording original songs for the first time and making forays into the music of the Basilicata region of Italy on a collection that is thematically informed by the hope and sadness of the emigrant — a spirit reflected in its title, “Nun te Vutà” (“don’t look back”) (Top Picks) Boston Globe, US


"Newpoli offers solid musicianship and a serious and respectful approach to southern Italian folk traditions." (Their) biggest asset is the frontline vocal duo of Marsico and Rossi, visual and musical cynosures with their contrasting looks and twining vocal lines”  PopMatters, US


“excellent album…singers Angela Rossi and Carmen Marsico are outstanding”  

Folker, Germany


“…an hour of uninterrupted joy.”  World Music Review, Canada


“With a high octane party sound surrounding them, this crew is ready for an assault on the future. Hot stuff that marries chops and vision in a killer way.” 

Midwest Record, US


Ubuntu World Music

Christine Vaindirlis
P: 212-784-6163

Rock Paper Scissors

Ben Michaels
812-339-1195 X 204

Photo of Newpoli
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