Enzo Gragnaniello

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Enzo Gragnaniello
Enzo Gragnaniello live al Teatro Augusteo di Napoli.jpg
Born (1954-10-20) 20 October 1954 (age 60)
Naples
Occupation singer-songwriter

Enzo Gragnaniello (born 20 October 1954) is an Italian singer-songwriter and composer.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Quartieri Spagnoli, Naples, Gragnaniello began playing the guitar at the age of 12 and began composing his first songs at 18 years old.[1][2] In 1977 he formed the group "Banchi nuovi", named after the Committee of unemployed people to which he belonged.[1][3]

Gragnaniello made his solo debut in 1983, with the eponymous album Enzo Gragnaniello.[1][3] In 1986 he received his first Targa Tenco, an award he won again in 1990 and 1999.[3] In 1991 his song "Cu'mmè", recorded by Roberto Murolo and Mia Martini, obtained a great commercial success and became instant classics in Italy; in 1997 with the same song Gragnaniello won the music festival "Viva Napoli".[3] In 1999 he entered the competition at the Sanremo Music Festival in a duet with Ornella Vanoni, ranking fourth with the song "Alberi".[1][3]

Gragnaniello composed songs for Andrea Bocelli, Adriano Celentano, Gerardina Trovato among others. He is also active as a composer of musical scores for stage plays and films.[3]

Discography[edit]

Album[edit]

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  • 1983 - Enzo Gragnaniello
  • 1985 - Salita Trinità degli Spagnoli
  • 1990 - Fujente
  • 1991 - Veleno mare e ammore
  • 1993 - Un mondo che non c'è
  • 1994 - Cercando il sole
  • 1996 - Posteggiatore abusivo
  • 1996 - Continuerò
  • 1998 - Neapolis mantra
  • 1998 - Canzoni di rabbia canzoni d'amore
  • 1999 - Oltre gli alberi
  • 1999 - Dai Quartieri al S.Carlo
  • 2001 - Balìa
  • 2003 - Tribù e passione (con James Senese)
  • 2003 - The Best of Enzo Gragnaniello
  • 2005 - Quanto mi costa
  • 2007 - L'Erba Cattiva
  • 2011 - Radice
  • 2013 - Live

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Eddy Anselmi. Festival di Sanremo: almanacco illustrato della canzone italiana. Panini Comics, 2009. ISBN 8863462291. 
  2. ^ Salvatore Palomba. La poesia napoletana dal Novecento a oggi. L'Ancora del Mediterraneo, 2003. ISBN 8883251040. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Enrico Deregibus. Dizionario completo della Canzone Italiana. Giunti Editore, 2010. ISBN 8809756258. 

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