Yes, that Rhythm Is A Dancer, made famous by the German dance group Snap! A damn good song given a cumbia feel by Mo’ Horizons, this pairing works just fine to these ears, and gives the dance classic a fresh twist.
Naples is a city utterly steeped in music. I had the chance to visit briefly a few times, and each visit brought me to a deeper appreciation of the culture (if not all of its residents). Classical music, jazz, ethno, horribly embarrassing pop music – you can find it all there.
Leave it to my dear friend, Rosario Maffucci, who along with Ian Smith, do wonders in discovering new talent. It seems that Le Ninfe della Tammorra are from Naples, and bring tarantella into the modern age with a blend of appropriate instruments and what sounds like great engineering in this punchy tune.
I’m looking forward to seeing more talent pop up in Naples during my next visit!