Negrita

Negrita

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Very High energy music

Biography

1992: The band starts their musical career by recording two demo-tapes and touring all the most important clubs in Italy for two long years. Soon, they show the italian audience their impact and energy and start building their profile as a unique live rock band.

1994: after two intense years of tours NEGRITA finally release their debut album: "NEGRITA" (Polygram/Mercury) immediately revealing the essence of the band: irresistible guitar riffs, "stainless" rhythm section, powerful bass grooves and incisive vocal lines delivering relevant messages to the audience.

The debut album immediately gets a very good feedback from both media and the people, thanks to the smash hit "CAMBIO" which reaches the top of all charts very fast, and also thanks to a very long and successful tour consolidating Negrita- kicking live shows.

1995: Negrita release their second project "PARADISI PER ILLUSI", an intriguing EP (6 tracks) picturing the band's growth both in music and in lyrics and increasing their sales notably at that time.

The following tour touches not Italy only but also some European countries such as Swiss, France (�Printemps De Bourges Festival�), Belgium and Turkey ( "European Rock Festival").

1997: it�s time for a new album: �XXX� ,composed in Italy, recorded in New Orleans (Daniel Lanois� Kingsway Studios) and mixed in Los Angeles. For the first time NEGRITA look for and find new musical inspiration outside the italian territory. Choosing New Orleans as the right place for the new album NEGRITA go back to their roots. The search for that authentic blues vein allowed the band to reach a new pureness in melodies, new slower but deeper rhythm patterns and a new kind of emotional impact immediately awarded by the audience: �XXX� gets over 80,000 copies in Italy and furtherly consolidates NEGRITA�s success and profile.

1999/2000: January 28 1999: Negrita release their fourth album �RESET� and take a leap into a bigger scenario: �Mama Ma�, the first single, immediately becomes an �anthem�, a real hymn for the band�s audience; the album goes straight to no.3 of the charts and sells more than 100,000 copies (platinum award) in a few weeks, becoming Negrita's best seller so far.

As usual, a long and successful tour follows, taking the band throughout the territory through more than 60 gigs, at the end of which the band is nominated for the MTV European Music Awards as best Italian act, and also gets 5 nominations for the Italian Music Prize (PIM) in the following categories: best song, best album, revelation of the year, best tour, best video clip.

2001/2002: NEGRITA release their fifth album �RADIO ZOMBIE�, a new challenge for a band in a never ending change and growth. Despite the worrying conditions of the italian music market, this new album reaches the GOLD status (more than 50,000 copies in Italy, top 5 charted), confirming that the band�s position in the market is solid and the audience is faithful and eager for new rock/funk/blues vibrations. The Radio Zombie tour reaches more than 200,000 people, and this encourages the band to enter the studio very soon and to give life to some new tracks.

2003: it�s time for a greatest hit and NEGRITA do it their own way: �EHI! NEGRITA�, the best of their repertoire in 19 tracks, a long journey into the band�s world, enriched by three new tracks. One of these unreleased tracks, �Magnolia� enjoys a terrific radio and video airplay (top 5 charted, top 15 for 29 consecutive weeks) and ensures NEGRITA a wider audience immediatley turning into a new tour, longer than ever, and a new commercial success: �Ehi! Negrita� goes over 70,000 copies and opens the way for the commercial release of a fantastic DVD titled �VIAGGIO STEREO�, 110 mins of pure rock energy, including an entire live show, backstage, pictures and video clips.

Again, NEGRITA is nominated for both MTV European Music Awards and Italian music Awards as �best italian act�.

2004: After a month tour in South America the band is working on a new CD.

2005: 28th January: �L�UOMO SOGNA DI VOLARE� is released. It�s the result of a shared project � a director, a photographer and the producer Fabrizio Barbacci also take part in the plan. It�s a voyage trough the artists� mind and soul, born from the South American tour.

The band plays in a series of musical events and concerts in Chile, Argentina, Brasil bringing a light luggage with them filling it with new hints, emotions and ideas during the trip. The album is realized among Arezzo, Rio, Salvador de Baja, Motril and Figueres(Spain) sharing opinions with musicians, meeting artists and common people from other countries It�s a mix of different sounds from Funk to Blues � with the richness of Brazilian drummers such as (Peu Meurrey and Itajata Jose de Sa) � from elecctro-raggae (�Mother�) to Punk (�Il mio veleno�), fro

Discography

1994: NEGRITA
1995: PARADISI PER ILLUSI
1997: XXX
1999: RESET
2001: RADIO ZOMBIE
2003: EHI! NEGRITA
2005: L'UOMO SOGNA DI VOLARE
2008: HELLDORADO