Lalala Napoli revisits and reinvents Neapolitan music and its signature dance the tarantella through the fantasized Naples of François Castiello, singer and accordionist in Bratsch. Gathered around popular musics, the musicians freely explore neapolitan songs. With energy and generosity Lalala Napoli enhances the trance effect of the tarantella and takes us on a journey to a friendly and exuberant celebration. The band has a strong rock n’ roll energy, they create a high voltage which leads to a celebration atmosphere, an explosion of joy.
With the newest album Disperato, we explore Naples from every angle. We rush straight into its alleys. We take rides on the famed funicular. We sing of love and freedom! Disperato is an eclectic album, mixing the many cultural influences of Naples while creating a multicolored tapestry that forms the tragic-comic image of the Harlequin — broke and yet happy (disperato in Neapolitan). This musical melange reflects a set of reflections and impressions of the great mythical city by its children grown elsewhere — the musicians of Lalala Napoli. These audaciously interpreted songs reflect the conflicted and passionate soul of Naples, bringing out its raw, soft, romantic and sacred spirit. Lalala Napoli plays with a sound that is both acoustic and electric, naked and powerful, crea- ting a tension that rises in liberating momentum and reflecting the city’s bittersweet nostal- gia in a collective feast of music.