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1991 Mc Guerra al salario (demo, autoproduzione - Cd 2002)
1994 Cd Alisifare (Lu Ragnu Stortu Records)
1996 Cd Pristafora (Lu Ragnu Stortu Records)
1997 Cd 4 battute di povertà (Lu Ragnu Stortu Records - Sony/Lilium)
1999 Cd AA.VV. La notte del dio che balla (CNI Records)
2000 Cd Sulle ali della mosca (Lu Ragnu Stortu Records - Sony/Lilium)
2001 Cd Roccu u Stortu (Lu Ragnu Stortu Records)
2001 Cd AA.VV. Come fiori in mare, Luigi Tenco riletto (Lilium - Virgin)
2002 Cd AA.VV. Canzoni per te (a Sergio Endrigo) (Club Tenco - Ala Bianca)
2003 Cd CLAUDIO LOLLI E IL PARTO DELLE NUVOLE PESANTI Ho visto anche degli zingari felici - live (Storie di note)
2003 Cd AA.VV. L’altra faccia della guerra - live in Baghdad 8-11-2002 (Un ponte per… - Storie di note)
2004 Cd Il parto (Storie di note)


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Strong musical roots that blend with lyrics of a deep poetic content. Calabria*, lives in their music although the dialect fades to leave Italian a more predominant space. A show which is never still, always capturing the audience. IL PARTO DELLE NUVOLE PESANTI creates new melodies with old traditional, ethnic instruments melting their mature artistic experience with the awareness of the urban padanian** reality where they live ( Bologna, Emilia Romagna). A blend of rock music together with the evolutions of today’s artistic vanguard to get to Italian “Musica d’autore” .
Biographic and Artistic Profile
What’s behind this curious and poetic name (Parto delle Nuvole Pesanti literally means TheBirth of Heavy Clouds) remains unknown : better leave all interpretations to fantasy.
Born in the early ’90s in Bologna, from Peppe Voltarelli (former vocalist) and Salvatore De Siena, Il Parto delle Nuvole Pesanti, recorded their first demo cd “ Guerra al Salario” (War to Wage) in 1991. When Amerigo Sirianni join the group, they release their first self-produced cd “Alisifare” (1994). Folk and rock blend in a primordial patchanka, where calabrese dialect interacts with Italian revealing myriad meanings of lyrics that are never trivial. Songs like “Raggia” and “Sahara Consilina” open the emigrant’s poetic that will be constantly present in their future works.
The ripening of the band comes with “Sulle Ali della Mosca” (Sony/Lilium 2000), almost entirely in Italian, they perfect turn their style into a unique and always recognizable one : rock combined with Italian songwriting. Counting on precious collaborations of renowned artists as Neapolitan singer and composer Teresa De Sio and trumpetist Roy Paci, they make with this cd the decisive quality rise.
Il Parto delle Nuvole Pesanti also took part to several artistic, literary and movie experiences. A remarkable one “ROCCU U STORTU” a performance centered on the figure of soldier Rocco Sprizzi, an illiterate calabrese peasant that leaves for the front, in search of a social redemption . A dream that will vanish with the horrors of the first world war.
Il Parto delle nuvole Pesanti, always paid great attention to the theatre and the several awards received in this field, stand as proof. One for all the one obtained at the MEI (Meeting of Independent Label) in 2002, as band who has specially dedicated its artistic work to theatre.
Again in 2002 Il Parto, flyes to the U.S.A. with a performance that combines music, poetry and cabaret, entitled “L’Apparecchio delle Bugie” (literally The Lies Device).
On September 4th, still in 2002, during the festival dedicated to the renowned calabrese songwriter Rino Gaetano, Il Parto presented a preview of their last work made with Claudio Lolli. This encounter with the acclaimed songwriter of Bologna, gives birth to a new live cd (Ho Visto Anche degli Zingari Felici – an arranged remake of Lolli’s famous album of 1976) in April 2003, produced and distributed by Storie di Note.
From New York, to the opposing pole, Baghdad. With a Concert for Peace on November 8th , 2002, they take part to the event “UN CIELO SOPRA BAGHDAD” (A SKY ABOVE BAGHDAD) held right in Iraqui’s capital. With this participation, they definitely embrace a strong commitment to social and civil causes.

In 2003 they engage as actors in the film DOICHLANDA, directed by Giuseppe Gagliardi. Doichlanda is a a video document filmed during the Parto’s journey through Calabrese restaurants in Germany. A story that talks about changes, transformations and contradictions narrated through the faces and the expressions of the immigrants.
In October 2004, they release their new cd “IL PARTO” with labe Storie di Note that sees the participation of several Italian artists such as Claudio Lolli, Paolo Jannacci, Les Anarchistes, Marco Messina (of the band 99 Posse), and also Roy Paci, Davide Van Der Sfroos.
In 2005, they performed and were enthusiastically acclaimed at the most renowned Italian musical event, the 1st of May concert, that has traditionally been held for years now, in piazza San Giovanni in Rome. In this same year they take part to a series of summer concerts that will lead them up and down their country and also in Tzcheck Republic and Austria. In July 2005, on the track of their previous pacifist commitment in Baghdad, they take part to the “ MARCH for SREBRENICA” – BOSNIA , on the 10th anniversary of the genocide where, in a few hours, more than 8.000 muslims were massacred. A human duty, of heart and of civil commitment. When music opens its wings…
From January 2006, Il Parto starts again from his last album in order to put into an artistic project the chorality that has always characterized the band and that converged in their last work. The new live project, has a bizarre title : “Parto Aperto” (which could be literally translated into Open Birth ). Indeed, a birth open to transformations and new collaborations. The historical group compo