Benito Madonia Profile

Antonio Forcione & Benito Madonia

"Sometimes in life, we meet someone with whom we feel an instant connection. This was the case with Benito and me. We both have running through our veins a love and passion for the spirit and music so particular with the region of southern Italy where we both spent the early years of our childhood. We were immediately aware of the compatibility of his voice and my guitar and were delighted to have the opportunity to share our music on this recording.

"Benito's talents are not restricted to his amazing voice; he also has a great gift of drawing people together and creating a uniquely happy atmosphere of warmth and witty story-telling. This showed itself strongly during the five day recording of this album when he would have us all in stitches during the breaks.

"Our dear friend Rossana Casale's tribute to De André on 'La Canzone di Marinella' has added the final touches to this project and we hope everyone will enjoy listening to this album as much as we enjoyed making it." Antonio Forcione