Teresa De Sio

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Teresa De Sio
Background information
Born (1955-11-03)3 November 1955
Origin Naples (Italy)
Genres Folk
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active Since 1976
Labels Philips Records
Website www.teresadesio.com

Teresa De Sio (born 3 November 1955[1][2]) is an Italian folk singer-songwriter and the sister of the actress Giuliana De Sio.

Biography and career

She was born in Naples and lived in Cava de' Tirreni, the originary town of her family. In 1976 she started her career as singer with Eugenio Bennato and the "Musicanova", a group which centered in Neapolitan folk music.

In 1980 she launched her first album as single artist (Sulla terra sulla luna) and in 1982 she gained a national success in Italy with the album Teresa De Sio, sung in neapolitan which sold over 500,000 copies.[3] Also in 1983 she sold, with the album Tre, over 500,000 copies; writing in this period her most famous songs: Voglia 'e turnà, Aumm aumm, 'E pazzielle, Terra 'e nisciuno and Ario'.

In the albums Africana (1985) and Sindarella suite (1988) she collaborated with Brian Eno and in the 1990s she started writing texts regarding social issues. For her album Un libero cercare (1995) she had also the collaboration of Fabrizio De André and Fiorella Mannoia.

In the 2000s she produced 2 albums and in 2005 she took part at the 62nd edition of the Venice Film Festival with the documentary Craj[4] (directed by Davide Marengo), who gained the "Lino Micciché prize".[5]



  1. (Italian) Article on the web archive of "Corriere della Sera"
  2. But the year of 1952 is given on the De Sio family tree: De Sio, Alfonso (1994). La Divina Commedia Cavaiola. Cava de′ Tirreni: Emilio di Mauro SpA. pp. 14–15. ISBN 88-86473-02-8.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Teresa De Sio page on europmusic.eu
  4. Meaning "tomorrow" in various dialects of southern Italy
  5. Infos on craj.net
  6. Various singers

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