Teresa De Sio

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Teresa De Sio
Teresa de Sio (1987) - foto Augusto De Luca.jpg
Background information
Born (1952-11-03) November 3, 1952 (age 66)
OriginNaples (Italy)
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar
Years activeSince 1976
LabelsPhilips Records

Teresa De Sio (born 3 November 1952[1][2]) is an Italian folk singer-songwriter and the sister of the actress Giuliana De Sio.

Biography and career[edit]

She was born in Naples and lived in Cava de' Tirreni, the originary town of her family. In 1976 she started her career as singer with Eugenio Bennato and the "Musicanova", a group which centered in Neapolitan folk music.

In 1980 she launched her first album as single artist (Sulla terra sulla luna) and in 1982 she gained a national success in Italy with the album Teresa De Sio, sung in Neapolitan, which sold over 500,000 copies.[3] The album Tre, of the same year, also sold over 500,000 copies; her songs of this period include Voglia 'e turnà, Aumm aumm, 'E pazzielle, Terra 'e nisciuno and Ario'.

In the albums Africana (1985) and Sindarella suite (1988) she collaborated with Brian Eno; in the 1990s she started writing texts regarding social issues. For her album Un libero cercare (1995) she worked with Fabrizio De André and Fiorella Mannoia.

In the 2000s she produced 2 albums. In 2005 De Sio took part at the 62nd edition of the Venice Film Festival with the documentary Craj[4] (directed by Davide Marengo), who gained the "Lino Micciché prize".[5]


Solo albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]


  • 1995 - Animali Italiani
  • 2011 - Inno Nazionale / Non Dormo Mai Tutta La Notte / Padroni E Bestie


  1. ^ (in Italian) Article on the web archive of "Corriere della Sera"
  2. ^ But the year of 1952 is given on the De Sio family tree: De Sio, Alfonso (1994). La Divina Commedia Cavaiola. Cava de′ Tirreni: Emilio di Mauro SpA. pp. 14–15. ISBN 88-86473-02-8.
  3. ^ Teresa De Sio page on europmusic.eu
  4. ^ Meaning "tomorrow" in various dialects of southern Italy
  5. ^ Infos on craj.net
  6. ^ Various singers

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