WBEZ | Santiago Stelley http://www.wbez.org/tags/santiago-stelley Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Notes: New documentary chronicles Neapolitan music scene with connections to mafia http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-23/global-notes-new-documentary-chronicles-neapolitan-music-scene-connectio <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-March/2011-03-23/alessio.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In Naples, Italy, the mafia syndicate known as the Camorra controls neighborhoods, the garbage industry, even the local music scene. They fund musicians dubbed &quot;neomelodics,&quot; mostly male artists who sing in the local Neapolitan dialect. While they&rsquo;re mega-stars at home, neomelodics are virtually unknown in the rest of Italy. A new <a href="http://www.vbs.tv/watch/music-world/neomelodics-part-1-of-3-alessio" target="_blank">documentary</a> about the scene debuts today on the online broadcast channel <a href="http://www.vbs.tv/" target="_blank">VBS</a>. Director Santiago Stelley introduces Jerome and <a href="http://www.wbez.org/radio-m" target="_blank"><em>Radio M</em></a> host Tony Sarabia to some of the biggest names in neomelodic music.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;<strong>Track List:</strong></p><ol type="1" style="margin-top: 0in;"><li><font size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Alessio &ndash; Ennamurate Ca Se</span></font></li><li><font size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">T. Ricchio &ndash; Nu Latitante</span></font></li><li><font size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Giuseppe Junior &ndash; A Minigonna</span></font></li><li><font size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Giuseppe Junior &ndash; Esagerata</span></font></li></ol><p>Tommy Riccio is a legend in Naples' neomelodic scene:&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe width="480" height="390" frameborder="0" title="YouTube video player" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/y0kYtsewMoI" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p></p> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 16:51:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-23/global-notes-new-documentary-chronicles-neapolitan-music-scene-connectio