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Eugenio Bennato (left) performing live at Atripalda
|Birth name||Eugenio Bennato|
|Born||16 March 1947|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, guitarist, songwriter|
|Labels||Emi Records, Philips Records, Bubble Records, Taranta Power/Cramps Music|
|Associated acts||Edoardo Bennato, Tony Esposito, Teresa De Sio|
In 1969, he cofounded the folk band Nuova Compagnia di Canto Popolare, discovered by the author Eduardo De Filippo, who admitted them in his theater. After four studio records, he left and cofounded Musicanova in 1976.
In 1989, he won a Nastro d'Argento for Best Score, with the movie Cavalli si nasce, directed by Sergio Staino.
In 1998, he founded a musical movement called Taranta Power, with the aim of promoting south-Italian folk culture through music, cinema and theater.
In 2003, he wrote, along with his brother Edoardo, the soundtrack of the animated cartoon Totò Sapore e la magica storia della pizza.
In 2008, he returned at the Sanremo Festival with the song Grande Sud.
He is a supporter of esperanto language.
Nuovo Canto Popolare
- Nuova Compagnia di Canto Popolare (1971)
- NCCP (1973)
- Li Sarracini adorano lu sole (1974)
- Tarantella ca nun va 'bbona (1975)
- Garofano d'ammore (1977)
- Musicanova (1978)
- Quando turnammo a nascere (1979)
- Brigante se more (1980)
- Festa festa (1981)
- Eugenio Bennato (1983)
- Dulcinea (1984)
- Eughenes (1986)
- La stanza dello scirocco (1988)
- Le città di mare (1989)
- Novecento auf Wiedersehen (1991)
- Mille e una notte fa (1997)
- Taranta power (1999)
- Lezioni di tarantella (2000)
- Che il Mediterraneo sia (2001)
- Sponda Sud (2007)
- Grande Sud (2008)
- Questione meridionale (2011)
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