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Musica Neomelodica

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Musica neomelodica is a type of vernacular pop that emerged in the 1990s in Naples, Italy. The term means ‘new melodic music,’ and encompasses a range of singers (called neomelodici) who combine pop sounds and street themes with melodies...

Sceneggiata

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...The sceneggiata (pl. sceneggiate) is a form of musical drama particular to Naples and its area, in which music is woven into melodramatic action centered on the life of the poor and the criminals in the city’s streets. Formalized around...

Canzone Napoletana

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...For many music historians, the canzone napoletana (Neapolitan song) has ancient origins. As Naples can boast an enduring musical tradition which dates back at least to the fourteenth century, a long line of scholars has attempted to draw...