While lesser-known to tourists, Naples’s music is every bit as rich as its culinary and art traditions. And you don’t have to understand Italian (or the Neapolitan dialect) to appreciate the raw passion behind the songs. Whet your appetite with John Turturro’s excellent 2010 film Passione, then catch traditional canzoni napoletane nightly at restaurants like Ristorante a Canzuncella and Zi Teresa, or at a theater like Teatro Augusteo (look for concerts featuring Neapolitan singers like Pietra Montecorvino or Eugenio Bennato).
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Published on Nov 17, 2011 as a web exclusive.