Maria Nazionale biography
Maria Nazionale was born in Torre Annunziata, near Neaples in 1969. Nazionale's musical career began in carnivals and wedding parties when she was 13 years old. Franco Chiaravalle discovered his wonderflu voice and proposed her to sign to EMI label. Her first album was "Maria Nazionale", she appeared in some local television networks to promote the album.
In 1984 Emi released "Adda passà 'a nuttata", inspired to the famous Eduardo De Filippo's work including traditional songs written during the American Occupation period until the end of the 60's. In the same album appeared Tullio De Piscopo (drums), Mario Merola and Nino D'Angelo (vocals). "Napoli Ti Amo" is a collection of traditional neapolitan songs written between the 17th and 20th Centuries. In "Storie 'e femmene", she explored and combined the pop and traditional melodies. After her most succesful work, in 1998 she decided to intensify her artistic activity acting in the theatrical performances in "Pensieri di donna" written by Bruno Tabacchini. In 1999 she recorded her last album "Sentimenti".