Franca Masu

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Franca Masu
Born (1962-05-23) 23 May 1962 (age 54)
Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
Genres World, jazz
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 1990–present
Labels Aramúsica
Website www.francamasu.com

Franca Masu (born 1962 in Alghero, Sardinia, Italy) is the best known singer songwriter[1][2] working in the Catalan Algherese dialect. At her debut Tony Scott declared her "one of Italy's top vocal talents".[3] Her songs often incorporate the work of Algherese poets. She also sings in Portuguese. She has released five CDs and has performed concerts in the city of Alghero, throughout Sardinia, in Italy and across Europe.[4]

Discography[edit]

  • El meu viatge, Saint Rock, 2000
  • Alguímia, Aramusica, 2003
  • Aquamare, Aramusica-Felmay, 2006
  • Hoy como ayer, Aramusica, 2008
  • 10 Anys, Aramusica, 2011

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ [1] BBC Radio programme - Corsica and Sardinia by Andy Kershaw 2005
  2. ^ [2]Italian Cultural Institute: Franca Masu at the Vancouver Jazz Festival 2010
  3. ^ [3] Tony Scott, the jazz clarinetist reported at Reverbnation
  4. ^ [4] Italian newspaper article by Silvana Porcu - La Nuova Sardegna, 13 March 2012

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