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ETHNICITY

by SUN

Mediterranean ethno-world melodies in an acoustic and electronic environment. Voices, saxophones, piano, percussions, ethnic flutes, keyboards, loops...paint Mediterranean scenes and landscapes...
Genre: World: World Fusion
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1. Navi (che partono)
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2. Rep - it (i) (canto venditori ambulanti)
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3. Giga
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4. Emozioni e Sol(e)mozioni
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5. Ballata per Peppe Fava
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6. Jammola (canto dei pescatori di tonno)
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7. Sun
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8. Ah - la - vo (ninna nanna)
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9. Sol(e)mozioni reprise
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
SUN


SUN is a band formed by DARIO SULIS (vocals, percussion), ALESSANDRO PALACINO (woodwinds) and DIEGO SPITALERI (piano, keyboards).

The band released its first album called “ETHNICITY” in 1997 for R.T.I. Music. Recently the record was reissued by the label
“Teatro del Sole”.

SUN music is mediterranean-ethnic oriented with strong new age influence very open to ambient and jazzy sound.

It’s a work of crossing influences to get a personal sound based on
the search of integration among traditional vocal forms and
advanced instrumental structures.

FESTIVALS:

MARSALA JAZZ FESTIVAL
(Marsala / July 1995)

MUSICA CONTRO LA GUERRA
(Caltanissetta / December 1995)

IBSEN STAGE FESTIVAL NORWAY
(Oslo / September 1996)

YOUTH FOR THE PEACE PROCESS
(Oslo / September 1996)

MUSICA NUOVA IN SICILIA – CONCERTO PER FALCONE
(Palermo / June 1997)

QUINTO FESTIVAL LUSO - ITALIANO DI ARTE E CULTURA
(Faro, Portimao / July 1997)

WOMAD
(Palermo / September 1998)

CONCERTO DEL 1° MAGGIO 2000
(Palermo)

FESTA NAZIONALE DI LIBERAZIONE
(Roma / September 2000)

RUMORE AL SUD
(Trani / October 2000)

LA NOTTE DELLE STELLE
(Palermo / August 2001)

SUN INTERPRETA SCARLATTI
(Palermo / Teatro Massimo / November 2001)

SUN INTERPRETA SCARLATTI
(Piana Albanesi - Provincia Reg. di Palermo / January 2002)

IL BAULE DEI SUONI
(Fondazione Teatro Massimo / April 2002)

SUN INTERPRETA SCARLATTI
FESTIVAL DI ORTIGIA
(Siracusa / July 2002)

SCAVI APERTI
(ESTATE BOLOGNESE / Bologna / August 2002)

IL COLORE DEL MARE - SUONI MEDITERRANEI
(Messina / September 2002)

WOMAD
(Taormina / June 2003)

TOUR U.S.A
(Baltimore, New York / September 2004)

TOUR ETHIOPIA 2006 (February 2006)

NAVI CHE PARTONO
SAILING SHIPS CONCERT
(Stuttgart 2006)

Sun is also active composing music for theatre and dance.
Following there are some of the works for which the band
has composed and performed live:

MOLO S. LUCIA

MAKALLÈ

LIGHEA

KU È

BENJI

MUOVONO ARCANGELI, IL VENTO E I COLORI

DE BATTEMENTS D’AILES, EN BATTEMENTS D’ELLES

PIANTANDO SESSO E CHIODI SUL PAVIMENTO

LE FORME DEL FUOCO


The song SUN from the cd ETHNICITY is on board on
ALITALIA flights.

In September 2000 Sun has received the MEMORY AWARD
from the Foggia Festival Jazz (Steve Lacy was aworded in the
same year).

Sun has recorded a minicd and performed for the ONU
summit held in Palermo in December 2000.

In 2001 the band worked on the project to reread the music
of the great Alessandro Scarlatti, the Sicilian baroque composer
borned in Palermo. The project was sponsorized by the TEATRO MASSIMO, Palermo Opera Theatre. Sun played the concert
named "SUN INTERPRETA SCARLATTI" in November 2001
into the prestigious TEATRO MASSIMO stage with a large
orchestra supporting the trio. The concert became also a CD
called "SCARLATTI RENDERING", issued by CNI and produced
by SUN and TEATRO MASSIMO.
This last project receceived a good deal of attenction from the
press and radio coverage.

One of the last works of the band is a sort of sound track for a
novel book called "LUNGO LE ARTERIE DEL MONDO" which
was issued from RAITRADE (RAI, Italian National Television
Publishing Company).

In June 2003, SUN opened the 2003 WOMAD at the Convention Building in Taormina.

The band is also busy into the job of interpreting classical music
in a third stream way cooperating with some classical musicians.
The last concert of this type was held by SUN at TEATRO GRECO
in Taormina in which the band played its own interpretation of
some Bach violin sonatas.

Always in 2004 SUN toured the States playing also in Baltimore, Wahington DC and NYC, helding also some lectures-auditions into
some of the major universities about its own use of ethno-mediterranean roots in elaborating new music, incorporating
traditional and heritage sounds into new forms of composition.

SUN music is largely used as music for images by film directors
or in television. The last band’s work is a series of compositions
for a DVD on italian immigration in Argentina, a collection of tunes
called "MOLO NORD" (NORTH PIER).

SUN is collaborating with a choir specialized in Gregorian Chants,
to a new production based on elaborations, interactions and investigation about the Gregorian Chants heritage as the base of Occidental music tradition but also as a genuine mediterranean
vocal form in its pure form of reliogious inspiration.

The band has is own website www.sunmusic.it.
email: sun@sunmusic.it

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SOME PRESS QUOTES
about ETHNICITY

...tutto qui, se non fosse che questi tre riescono a produrre un
lavoro di assoluto valore. Un disco attuale ed elegante intriso di
antiche sonorità medioevali e melodie moderne...che ti entrano
subito in testa e non te le scordi più, alchimie sonore come in
"Giga", il capolavoro assoluto, in cui un'improvvisazione di puro
stile medioevale si trasforma senza che neanche te ne accorgi in
una melodia moderna. Il termine "geniale" è l'unico che mi viene
in mente ascoltando questo disco... da restare di sasso per la
qualità dei brani di una bellezza solare che ti conduce a terre
lontane.
Nella world music d'avanguardia il miglior gruppo siciliano del
momento.

BOHM LORIS (Traditional Arranged)


...and that could be it it, if instead these three musicians would'nt produce a work of absolute value.
A really actual and elegant album imbued of old medieval sounds
and modern melodies...that break your mind and soul and you
can't get rid of them, sound alchemies as in "GIGA", the absolute masterpiece, in which a pure medieval style improvisation is transformed into a modern melody with a natural continuity that
don't let you be aware of this transformation.
"Genious" is the only term that comes to my mind listening to this record...remaining astonished for the quality of the compositions
that are of a solar beauty that leads you far away to remote lands.
For sure, into the field of avant garde world music, the best
sicilian band up to date.

BOHM LORIS (Traditional Arranged)

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Un miscuglio esplosivo di sonorità, quello del disco Ethnicity che
si è posto l’obiettivo di distruggere i confini del genere musicale inglobando jazz, funky,easy listening in flusso sonoro sensuale e futuribile che a tratti ricorda il furore creativo delle classiche
formazioni etniche.
Coraggiosi e tenaci i Sun hanno cercato di costruire un raro
affresco sonoro disegnatosi come una sfida contro il tempo, un azzeramento delle dinamiche rassicuranti, una trasparente
immersione nella propria idea di bello, un capolavoro di avant/
soul molto di più di quello che si potrebbe definire musica
d’avanguardia.

MICHELE TRAVERSA – (Bari Sera 31/10/2000)

The sound of this CD ETHNICITY is an explosive mix of sounds,
an open recipe that has the purpose of breaking the limits among musical genres merging and swallowing jazz, funky, easy listening
in a unique and continuous sound stream sensuous and projected
into the future that in some spots remembers the creative fury of
the traditional ethnic groups.
High-spirited and relentless, SUN tried to build a rare sound fresco
that challenge time, reassured dynamics, and offers itself as a transparent immersion into the band's idea of beauty, a true masterpiece of avant / soul, much more than that one could say
avant garde music.

MICHELE TRAVERSA – (Bari Sera 31/10/2000)

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Ecco un disco in cui la musica è vissuta come un’affascinante
avventura. Dove le radici permettono un avvincente sguardo
verso il domani.

ERNESTO ASSANTE (La Repubblica).

Here you have a CD in which music has the feeling of a intriguing adventure. Where the roots allow an endearing look toward the
future.

ERNESTO ASSANTE (La Repubblica).

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Il gruppo mi è piaciuto ed e è molto interessante e rappresenta
una evoluzione futuribile della tradizionale musica etnica

FRANCO BATTIATO (note di presentazione del cd Ethnicity).

I really liked the band, is truly intriguing and it represents a
possible evolution of the traditional concept of ethnic music.

FRANCO BATTIATO (notes to the cd Ethnicity).

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The band has is own website www.sunmusic.it.
email: sun@sunmusic.it


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