SCALA, the “Massive All-Female Belgian Indie Rock Choir” featured on MTV

November 23, 2010

First: if you haven’t seen the trailer for the movie, Social Network, watch it now. The Radiohead song “Creep” covered by a 60-girl Belgian choir named, Scala? Yes indeed. Scala has performed imaginatively reworked covers of a variety of indie rock songs, as well as their beautiful original compositions. Performing these songs before sold-out audiences throughout the world has turned them into what they call an “international phenomenon.” (read / watch more)

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Italian-American Vocal Group BELL’ARIA Debut CD “Little Italy” Bows November 23 on EMI

November 9, 2010

Bell’Aria’s debut CD Little Italy is a celebration of the music that helped to shape and define the Italian-American experience, not only for immigrants and their families but also for the larger American audience that have come to love the classic Italian American songs.   A vocal quintet made up of young Italian-Americans, Bell’Aria reinvigorates these well-known songs, creating a sonic journey for listeners of all ethnic backgrounds through the rich cultural history Italian immigrants and their descendents have forged in America. Bell’Aria— Gabriel Burrafato, Jessica Carvo, Angelica DiCastro, Christopher Macchio and Miriam Pultro, —pay homage to the likes of Dean MartinMario Lanza, and Louis Prima, while adding a contemporary spin on staples like “That’s Amore,” “Mambo Italiano” and “Volare” as well as Italian standards such as “Funiculi Funicula” and “Santa Lucia.”  Available November 23, 2010 on EMI’s Manhattan Records, Little Italy provides younger listeners with an introduction to timeless tunes, while giving the older generation a fresh perspective on some of the most loved traditional songs. (read more)