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Domenico Serafino (aka Serafino) is an Italian musician, composer, singer, and music producer. He released his first album at the age of 20. With the song "Il mio Compare" (2001). For 11 months he remained at the top of the ranking of the most listened to songs of a popular music portal. His style is between funk, rock, rap, with Mediterranean influences. In Buenos Aires (Argentina), Serafino wrote and composed the songs performed in the last few years.

Serafino is a musician and music producer – and has had some popularity within South America during his musical career, particularly in the mid-1990s through to the 2000s. "His style defies conventional definitions, lying somewhere at the intersection of rap, funk and rock, with African influences in both sound and aesthetic". The video for his 1999 song Ma Chi M’accompagna features former Italian international footballer, Roberto Baggio.

1992 – First record-making experience: the magazine Tournèe produced the promotional CD "Albaria" and enclosed it to the magazine. Until 1994, Serafino made a series of concerts positively reviewed by the journalists of the sector.

1995 – In November the CD "Serafino" was published. The album contained a single, "Mina Vagante". It was broadcast by several radios. On June 7, Serafino played, with his band, in the Paolo Rossi show Il Circo. On Dec. 22, at the Teatro Smeraldo in Milan, he opened Jesus Christ Superstar, the musical.

1996 – He presented “Suono Vitale”, a music TV program for a private TV broadcasting circuit together with Ilaria Paganini. On Dec. 24, he made a sound performance, in Piazza Duca D'Aosta, in Milan. TG3 broadcast an interview with Serafino. In those years, Serafino strived together with Mimmo Ferrante against architectural and cultural barriers which trouble the disabled.Many impressive initiatives were shot by the nation-wide media. Ferrante, the dearest friend of the musician, died in December 1996 due to a very serious form of muscle dystrophy.

1997 – On Dec. 4, the CD "Provare per credere" is presented. Serafino both wrote music and interpreted the piece with the vocal support of top artists like Franca Rame, Paolo Rossi, Claudio Bisio and Pino Scotto. This project was meant to be tribute a Mimmo Ferrante. Always in December, the singer participated to Telethon (RAIDUE) with the song "Mi dichiaro in arresto" and to “Help” a Red Ronnie programme. It is also worth mentioning the review on “Tutto Musica” with the interview to Paolo Rossi and Serafino.

1998 – On Jan. 28, a Serafino concert at Palavobis in Milano opened a week of celebration in honour of Ghandi. In October the Cinquestelle circuit began to cross the South of Italy, a program called Sudando Musica, a container of trips to discover talents in the southern regions who, through television, tell the ups and downs of an artist’s life. Serafino lead and improvised a jam session with his colleagues … La theme song of the programme is the song "Mi converto".

On Dec. 16, Fuego (ITALIA 1) presented as an avant-première the Videoclip "Chi mi accompagna?". An exclusive interview to the football player Roberto Baggio was broadcast and Serafino managed to make the football player rap on a pressing involving music; the initiative, coordinated by Luca Bonato, belonged to an awareness-raising campaign promoted ANFFAS to review a law for those affected by serious mental troubles.

1999 – On Feb. 2, a single "Chi mi accompagna?" was officially distributed (RTI): RAI, MEDIASET and many private TV networks gave a wide space to the event with many reports; nameplates like TV Sorrisi & Canzoni, Corriere della Sera, la Repubblica, il Mattino, La Stampa and La gazzetta dello Sport published many reviews, also due to a press release by ANSA. During the 49th San Remo Festival, on Feb. 26, Serafino held a performance at the Video and Radio Italia Solo Musica Italiana space that began satellite broadcasting of the Videoclip with Baggio. In the month of July, Serafino was the lead of a really original event: in Fuscaldo, a small town in the Calabria hinterland, a real people’s petition was made to the local town councillors to ask to organise a concert of the singer-songwriter who would perform on Aug. 8, on an overcrowded waterfront.

In January 2000, Serafino was invited as guest at many emissions of the TV programme Casa Mosca, presented by Maurizio Mosca, where he proposed his music with acoustic live performances. On Feb. 26, he was again in Sanremo but as a guest, with his band in full force, at the Sanremo Rock Festival event. The recording of new songs began as well as an artistic co-operation with the actress Bedy Moratti who lent her voice in an atmosphere piece titled "Cerco Spiegazioni" to be launched on the web. Late in the year, Serafino was recognized as the best emerging artist of Mediterranean music.

2001 – Unplugged concerts confirmed the versatility and the talent of an artist who began to be appreciated by World-fame artists as Tullio De Piscopo. Serafino began to work with the Neapolitan percussion player and singer. In Aprica, they played on the same stage to liberated pure music energy and adrenaline. The single "Il mio Compare" was broadcast overseas since May 7 by a Boston-based US Station (USA), Radio 740 AM; this same piece got to the top of a special hit on the portal for the high number of downloads and, since the month of November, also Italian radios started to broadcast it. In the same month, the Videoclip "Il mio Compare" was shot in the town of Cetraro. The video-clip makers were the students of the School of Art of Cetraro.

2002 – On May 3 the CD "Uè compà" was presented at the Classico Village in Rome, an EP with four new songs, available on the web only. In the summer, Serafino got the top of the Italian Hit of Vitaminic. The success of the Serafino pieces continued on the Web, as a matter of fact there were tens of thousands of downloads and the piece “Naviga nella rete”, launched as a promotion on Vitaminic, remained at the top of the etnofunk hit for several weeks. A new version of the song “Chi mi accompagna?” got the top of the hit on the Italian hits on that same portal.

2003 – On June 30, with Swing label, distributed by Self, the single piece “Naviga nella rete” was published. In August Serafino took part as a guest to Girofestival broadcast by the RAI TV channels, at TimTour in the stage of Palermo and to NordSudOvestEst on RAIDUE.

2004 – The Suoneria Mediterranea project was finally implemented with the new music program edited by Serafino and broadcast on Telespazio 1, a container inside “E’ sempre Domenica” presented by Paolo Giura and Luigi Grandinetti. On may 10, “VERISSIMO” (Canale 5) broadcast an interview of Serafino, made in Calabria, the region where he lives. “A Sud io migrerò” became the theme song of a summer program “La mappa dei piaceri” daily broadcast by Telespazio from June to September.

2005 – In February, the piece "100% Calabrese Sugnu" jumps 1st place of the best sold song on Vitaminic, and in May 23 the single "Very Etnico" begins to be radio-broadcast in Italy; on June 19, RadioRai1 proposed an interview and three albums in avant-premiere. From June 20, "A Sud io migrerò" was again the theme music of "La mappa dei piaceri". The song “Il Cinematografo” became the soundtrack of the Magna Graecia Film Festival. On August 22, in Decollatura, Serafino was awarded during the event "Ad esempio a me piace il Sud!", to remember the late singer-songwriter Rino Gaetano.

2006 – On Jan. 13, on Telespazio 1, the new TV series "Suoneria Mediterranea", resumed. It is the music program devised by Serafino, and devoted to artists and productions made in the South. On Jan. 23, the Album "Very Etnico" was in music shops and, on Feb. 5 tours began in Naples to promote the new CD. "Arabica Café" was the single piece broadcast by the Italian radios. On May 4, Serafino played in the Auditorium of Popolare Network in Milan in National Live. On Aug. 1 RAINEWS 24 presented the new videoclip with an interview to the rasta, broadcast again by RAITRE. On Nov. 12, Serafino played in Argentina in the Hugo del Carril amphitheatre in Buenos Aires, and on the 19th he performed again at the Coliseum Theatre of the same town.

2007 - l On New Year's Day, Serafino flies to South America to play, with the full band, in some cities on the Atlantic coast. Great turnout of the public in his concerts. On January 25, from Mar del Plata, he is a guest of AMERICA TV in the program by Mirtha Legrand. On October 9 "Very Etnico" is released + the single "Guapa!" in the South American market.

On November 3, concert at the Plaza theater in Montevideo (Uruguay) and, in the same month, the tour touches Buenos Aires, Avellaneda, Las Grutas and Puerto Madryn in Patagonia. Exclusive interview with Canal de la Musica, in the Buenos Aires studios.

2008 - On February 10 and 12, Serafino played in front of 80,000 people in the Las Toscas area, in Mar del Plata. Radio tour in South America to promote the single "Guapa!".

2009 - On January 4, shooting of the single "Yo soy italiano" begins in Buenos Aires. Throughout the year, Serafino works on the songs of the new CD, recording most of his songs in South America.

2010 - Recordings continue between the Mediterranean and South America. "Yo soy italiano" becomes the theme song of Cantagiro and the single has been online since April. On November 27, a new tour starts from Mendoza to present some of the new songs contained in "Mediterranea Onda".

From 2010 onwards Serafino continued to play live in various cities of South America, producing music and writing songs such as the Latin jazz ballad "Flaca", the rocking "Alleluia", but from November 2014 (concert at the Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires), Serafino has decided to no longer perform live concert activities to devote himself entirely to productions. In the following years the singer-songwriter wrote songs such as "Luna Nueva", "Tutte le italiane sono Miss", "Vamos America Latina", "Dia de Aurora", "Don Pasquale", "A toda bronca" or "Revolution Day" (published on April 25, 2023).

2024 - Serafino's new single "Serenidad" is available in Digital Stores from July 2nd.

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