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SARAVÀ
The strength that moves Nature‚Äč

Saravà: The strength that moves Nature.

Saravà means “Strength that moves Nature”. That strength that enlightened Danise during his trip in Amazzonia, that light that transformed the composition of the new record into a spiritual journey. Sa-ra-và, for instance, in Portuguese means “Hi” and in Latin “Ave” but in afro/Brazilian cultures it has a meaning which is even deeper and it is used as a mantra: Sa refers to Strength and God, Ra, to reign and movement, Va is Nature and Energy. On the piano, Danise becomes poetry.

Ten original compositions, product of a fine musical search, able to fuse the classic tradition (like “La mia villanelle”, remake of the profane songs that first appeared in Naples in the XVI century), Mediterranean jazz (“Shunya Tango Mediterraneo”), instrumental experimentations (in “Araliya” with the “rammer” drum, Neapolitan variation of the hang drum but made of copper which in Neapolitan is called “ramm”), melodic ballads (the nostalgic “Partenope tra le onde”), the folkloristic energy (in “‘E ‘Ca Tarantella”, accompanied by the bass of Massimo Moriconi, historic musician of Mina with whom he has collaborated in almost 30 albums from 1983) and the atmospheres of the far Brazil (like Saravà, the track that gives the name to the record and that sees the participation of the singer Mbarka Ben Taleb).

 Danise demonstrates that the distance from Naples and the African percussions that compose the rhythmic structure of the whole record is just physical and therefore negligible. When he sits on the piano he repeats his personal mantra: “when the soul of an instrument is true, the emotion resonates in the same way anywhere in the world.

 

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