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Lalala Napoli

Volcanic trance

Team

François Castiello
accordion, vocal
Julien Cretin accordion,
Thomas Garnier
flute, guitar,
Florent Hermet
double-basse,
Nicolas Lopez violin,
François Vinoche drums,
Adrien Virat sound,
Guillaume Tarnaud
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CONTACT

Christine Carraz
booking@la-curieuse.com
+33(0)6 20 32 63 69

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PRESS KIT

Lalala Napoli revisits and reinvents Neapolitan music and its signature dance the tarantella through the fantasized Naples of François Castiello, singer and accordionist in Bratsch.

Gathered around popular musics, the musicians freely explore neapolitan songs. With energy and generosity Lalala Napoli enhances the trance effect of the tarantella and takes us on a journey to a friendly and
exuberant celebration.
A sound that is both acoustic and electric, naked and powerful, creating a tension that rises in liberating momentum and reflecting the city’s bittersweet nostalgia in a collective feast of music.

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“Les Inrocks”: Ten albums to re-enchant Europe “Lalala Napoli recreates a happy maze of tough buzzing life, languorous lyrics, flute trills and longings of accordion, and it does it in its own way – picaresque, rough and visceral. Its music feels like true life. It spills over from the studio to spread out in the full sunshine, without being cute, in the abundance of an immense heart.”

“France Culture”: Music News by Matthieu Conquet “Neapolitan songs: dancing on a volcano. François Castiello returns to the repertoire of the Neapolitan classics, adding his words and his music, fist raised to the sky.”

Videos

Omercato - clip
Torticolo - live
O' Sarracino - live
Andando su - live at the "Bal Rital" (2017)

Albums

Disperato

2017
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With Disperato, we explore Naples from every angle. We rush straight into its alleys. We take rides on the famed funicular.
We sing of love and freedom!

Disperato
is an eclectic album, mixing the many cultural influences of Naples while creating a multicolored tapestry that forms the tragic-comic image of the Harlequin — broke and yet happy (disperato in Neapolitan).
This musical melange reflects a set of reflections and impressions of the great mythical city by its children grown elsewhere — the musicians of Lalala Napoli. These audaciously interpreted songs reflect the conflicted and passionate soul of Naples, bringing out its raw, soft, romantic and sacred spirit.
Lalala Napoli plays with a sound that is both acoustic and electric, naked and powerful, creating a tension that rises in liberating momentum and reflecting the city’s bittersweet nostalgia in a collective feast of music.

François Castiello vocal, accordion,
Julien Cretin accordion,
Thomas Garnier flute, guitar,
Florent Hermet double-basse,
Nicolas Lopez violin
François Vinoche drums

Disperato

1. Simmo E Napule Paisa
2. Bluzz
3. C’est Maintenant
4. Viarella
5. OMercato
6. Reginella
7. Chiamata
8. Sarracino
9. Cannetella
10. Alleria
11. Andando Su
12. Disperato
13. Pugno in cielo
14. Funiculi funicula

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Credits

Production la Curieuse
Distribution L’Autre Distribution
Illustration Yannis Frier
Recorded by Adrien Virat
& Jo Verne / Studio de l’Hacienda
Mixed by Adrien Virat
Mastered by Fred “Brain” Monestier

Amore, Sole, Liberta

2015
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Télérama
 “Amor, sol, libertad”, claim on their first cd (Amore, Sole, Liberta) the acordeonist singer François Castiello (Bratsch) and his new friends: together they open this napolitean ball up to trance, with a very rock’n’roll fever and fury.” Anne Berthod

Libération “Throught classicals song signed by Renato Carsone or Fabrizio De André and originals compositions, the reinvent the heritage (celtic flute, reverb guitar) with enthusiasm and o part of balkan’s madness.” F.-X.G

François Castiello vocal, accordion,
Julien Cretin accordion,
Thomas Garnier flute, guitar,
Florent Hermet double-basse,
Nicolas Lopez violin
Pierre Lordet clarinet
François Vinoche drums

Amore, Sole, Liberta

1. Caravan petrol
2. Scetate
3. Lazarella mia
4. Maruzella
5. Turterella
6. Torticolo
7. Come tha fatto mametta
8. Malincunia
9. Nomadella
10. Don raffaè
11. Balatella
12. I te vurria a vasa

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Credits

Production la Curieuse
Distribution L’Autre Distribution
Recorded and mixed by
Adrien Virat
Mastered by Vincent Travaglini
Illustration Yannis Frier