Après La Classe

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Après La Classe
Origin Province of Lecce, Italy
Genres Ska, Third Wave of Ska, Reggae, Patchanka
Years active 1996–present
Labels Edel Italia, Sunny Cola
Associated acts Caparezza, Sud Sound System
Website Official website
Members Cesko Arcuti
Francois Recchia
Valerio "Combass" Bruno
Puccia

Après La Classe is a ska and patchanka band coming from Province of Lecce, Italy. The band is composed by six members: a singer, a guitarist, a bassist, a drummer, an organist and a disk-jokey.

Band history[edit]

Formed in 1996, the band changed its line-up in 1999 and 2002 beginning to play in regional music events with record label "Edel Italia". The debut album was Après la Classe (2002) with the disco and radio hit "Paris". This song was also selected in 2006 as theme song for national commercial and for TV program Le Iene. In 2004 was released the second album "Un numero".

Linked to Salento traditional music, Après la Classe re-arranged and presented again classical songs like "Kalì Nifta", "Lu rusciu te lu mare", and famous Italian cover song like Adriano Pappalardo's "Ricominciamo".

They played also with other Italian famous ska and reggae band like Sud Sound System and rapper like Caparezza. Their genres are pop, rock, ska and dance. The singer also sings in French, because of his origin.

In 2006 the album Lunapark was released for On the road music factory label anticipated by a national tour.

They also took part in three edition of Concerto del Primo Maggio in Rome (2007, 2008 and 2009).

The band was protagonist of pictures book, published in November 2009, and called "Il Ritmo Nel Tacco", with Sud Sound System, Raffaele Casarano, Cesare Dell'Anna. The preface author was Caparezza.

The last album, produced and registered with the collaboration of Caparezza,[1] "Mammalitaliani", was released in 2010 summer.

Band members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Album[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 1999 - Pazzo di te
  • 2004 - Sale la febbre
  • 2004 - A fiate
  • 2008 - Il miracolo
  • 2010 - Mammalitaliani

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