Almamegretta

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Almamegretta
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Almamegretta 2009
Background information
Origin Naples, Italy
Genres Dub
World
Reggae
Years active 1987–present
Labels CNI
BMG
Sanacore
Website www.almamegretta.it
Members Gennaro Tesone "Gennaro T"
Lucariello
Zaira Zigante
Paolo Polcari
Fefo Forconi
Mario Formisano
Past members Raiz
Patrizia Di Fiore
Gianni
Tonino
Ash
Stefano Facchielli "D.RaD" (deceased)

Almamegretta are a SKA /rap/dub/world/reggae group from Naples, Italy. Their lyrics are in Napoletano. Their music became quite successful, leading to remix work for Massive Attack. Adrian Sherwood also remixed their album "Sanacore".

History[edit]

The group was established by Gianni Mantice, Patrizia Di Fiore, and Gennaro T in 1987. In 1990 Patrizia left the band, replaced by Raiz and Paolo Polcari. D.Rad later joined the group. Raiss (also spelled Rais and Raiz) left the band in 2003, pursuing a solo career, though he returned for the group's 2013 effort Controra.[1] In 2004 D.RaD died after falling off his scooter whilst riding in the rain.[2]

Discography[edit]

  • Figli di Annibale (1992)
  • Animamigrante (1993,CNI)
  • Fattalla' (1994)
  • Sanacore (1995;CNI)
  • Sanacore (1995 — reprises)
  • Indubb (1996;BMG) Remixes
  • Lingo (1998;BMG)
  • Suonno (1998)
  • 4/4 (1999;BMG)
  • Imaginaria (2001;BMG)
  • Venite! Venite! (2002;BMG)
  • Sciuoglie 'e Cane (2003;Sanacore)
  • Sciuoglie 'e Cane (2004;Sanacore) live
  • Almamegretta presents Dubfellas (2006;Sanacore)
  • Vulgus (2008;Sanacore)
  • Controra (2013;Universal)[3]

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