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Spaccanapoli, now known as Spakka-Neapolis 55, is a musical group from Naples.
Formation and identity
The band was founded in 1999 by violinist and composer Antonio Fraioli and vocalist Monica Pinto. It was named after Spaccanapoli, a street that crosses the ancient city centre of Naples.
In 2004 the band changed its name to Spakka-Neapolis 55.
Performances and recordings
In June 2004 it performed again with Peter Gabriel in Genoa.
In 2009 the band released the album Janus, on which Alim Qasimov performed as a special guest.
In 2011 the band was featured singing "Vesuvio" on John Turturro's "Passione", a documentary about the music of Naples. The song received excellent reviews.
Television and theatre
In 2005, the music of Spakka-Neapolis 55 was used by New York's Theater for a New Audience for a show entitled Souls of Naples, written by Eduardo De Filippo and directed by Roman Paska. The play was staged at the Teatro Mercadante in Naples, in New York and in Paris.
- 2000: Aneme Perze – Lost Souls
- 2009: Janus