Teresa De Sio (born 3 November 1955) 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. The album Tre, of the same year, also sold over 500,000 copies; her songs of this period include 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; in the 1990s she started writing texts regarding social issues. For her album Un libero cercare (1995) she worked with Fabrizio De André and Fiorella Mannoia.
In the 2000s she produced 2 albums. In 2005 De Sio took part at the 62nd edition of the Venice Film Festival with the documentary Craj (directed by Davide Marengo), who gained the "Lino Micciché prize".
- 1978 – Villanelle Popolaresche del '500
- 1980 – Sulla terra sulla luna
- 1982 – Teresa De Sio
- 1983 – Tre
- 1985 – Africana
- 1986 – Toledo e regina
- 1988 – Sindarella suite
- 1991 – Ombre rosse
- 1993 – La mappa del nuovo mondo
- 1995 – Un libero cercare
- 1997 – Primo viene l'amore
- 1999 – La notte del Dio che balla
- 2004 – A Sud! A Sud!
- 2007 – Sacco e fuoco
- 2011 - Tutto cambia
- 1991 – Voglia 'e turnà
- 1998 - Successi
- 2002 - Voglia 'e turnà e altri successi
- 2006 - Le più belle canzoni di Teresa De Sio
- 2012 - Mediterranea
- 1995 - Animali Italiani
- 2011 - Inno Nazionale / Non Dormo Mai Tutta La Notte / Padroni E Bestie
- Various singers