Maria Carta

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Maria Carta (Siligo, Sassari, June 24, 1934 - Rome, September 22, 1994) was a Sardinian folk music singer-songwriter. She also performed in film and theater and wrote a poetry book, Ritual Song, in 1975. In her 25-year career, she covered the richly diverse genres of traditional music of her native land (ninne nanne—children’s lullabies, gosos, Gregorian chants, and more), often updating them with a modern and personal touch.
She succeeded in bringing Sardinian folk music into wider popular awareness, in demonstrations at a national level in Italy (like the Canzonissima in 1974) as well as internationally (especially in France and the United States).
She caught the attention of such directors as Francis Ford Coppola and Franco Zeffirelli, who gave her the first two of her widely seen film roles, including that of the mother of Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II in 1974. Carta lived in Rome for many years and she served as Communal Councilwoman from 1976 to 1981 on the side of the Italian Communist Party.
In 1985 she was awarded, as songwriter, the Targa Tenco for dialectal/regional music. In the last years of her life, Maria Carta gave her time to the University of Bologna where she conducted a series of classes and advised student theses on which she had relevant personal, human experience and scholarly background.
In 1991 the President of the Republic Francesco Cossiga named her a “Commendatore della Repubblica” ("Knight of the Republic").
Maria Carta gave her last concert in Toulouse, France, on June 30, 1994. Ill with cancer she died at her home in Rome on September 22, 1994, aged 60.
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Maria Carta - Paradiso in Re  album art Maria Carta Paradiso in Re (Album) RCA Italy 1971 Sell This Version
Maria Carta - Ave Maria album art Maria Carta Ave Maria (Album) RCA International Italy 1974 Sell This Version
Maria Carta - Delirio (In S'amena Campagna Dilliriende) album art Maria Carta Delirio (In S'amena Campagna Dilliriende) (Album) RCA Italy 1974 Sell This Version
Maria Carta - Dies Irae album art Maria Carta Dies Irae (Album) RCA, RCA Italiana Italy 1975 Sell This Version
Maria Carta - Vi Canto Una Storia Assai Vera album art Maria Carta Vi Canto Una Storia Assai Vera (Album) RCA Italy 1976 Sell This Version
Maria Carta - Umbras album art Maria Carta Umbras (Album) Polydor Italy 1978 Sell This Version
Maria Carta - HaiDiriDiriDiriDiriDinni album art Maria Carta HaiDiriDiriDiriDiriDinni (Album) Polydor Italy 1980 Sell This Version
Maria Carta - Sonos De Memoria album art Maria Carta Sonos De Memoria (Album) Fonit Cetra France 1982 Sell This Version
LDX 74805 Maria Carta - Maria Carta album art Maria Carta Maria Carta(LP, Album) Le Chant Du Monde LDX 74805 France 1984 Sell This Version
LDS03 Maria Carta - Il Recital Di Maria Carta E Amalia Rodrigues album art Franco Fontana (2) Presenta Maria Carta E Amalia Rodrigues* Franco Fontana (2) Presenta Maria Carta E Amalia Rodrigues* - Il Recital Di Maria Carta E Amalia Rodrigues(2xCD) Halidon, Luci Di Scena LDS03 Italy 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TR 141 Maria Carta - Adiu A Mamma album art Maria Carta Adiu A Mamma(7") Tirsu TR 141 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
Maria Carta - Nuovo Maggio / Il Funerale Di Un Lavoratore album art Maria Carta Nuovo Maggio / Il Funerale Di Un Lavoratore RCA, RCA Italiana Italy 1974 Sell This Version
TPBO 1083 Maria Carta - Amore Disisperadu / Ave Maria album art Maria Carta Amore Disisperadu / Ave Maria(7") RCA, RCA Italiana TPBO 1083 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
Maria Carta - Diglielo Al Tuo Dio album art Maria Carta Diglielo Al Tuo Dio RCA, RCA Italiana Italy 1975 Sell This Version
2060 193 Maria Carta - Non Potho Reposare album art Maria Carta Non Potho Reposare(7") Polydor 2060 193 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
TR 140 Maria Carta - Ninna Nanna / Muttos De Amore album art Maria Carta Ninna Nanna / Muttos De Amore(7") Tirsu TR 140 Italy Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

Maria Carta - La Voce E I Canti Di Maria Carta Vol. 2  album art Maria Carta La Voce E I Canti Di Maria Carta Vol. 2 (Comp) RCA Italy 1980 Sell This Version
CD 12506 Maria Carta - Chelu E Mare album art Maria Carta Chelu E Mare(CD, Comp) Music Of The World CD 12506 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
74321927372 (2) Maria Carta - I Grandi Successi Originali album art Maria Carta I Grandi Successi Originali(2xCD, Comp) BMG Ricordi S.p.A., RCA Italiana 74321927372 (2) Italy 2002 Sell This Version
2X705 Maria Carta - Canti Della Sardegna album art Maria Carta Canti Della Sardegna(2xCD, Comp) Recording Arts (2) 2X705 Italy 2007 Sell This Version
CD 141 Maria Carta - Maria Carta - Serafino Murru album art Maria Carta, Serafino Murru, Aldo Cabizza, Peppino Pippia Maria Carta, Serafino Murru, Aldo Cabizza, Peppino Pippia - Maria Carta - Serafino Murru(CD, Comp) GF Produzioni AF CD 141 Italy 2008 Sell This Version
CD 136 Maria Carta - Il Meglio Di Maria Carta album art Maria Carta Il Meglio Di Maria Carta(CD, Comp) GF Produzioni AF CD 136 Italy 2008 Sell This Version
NL 33094 Maria Carta - Vol.1 La Voce E I Canti Di album art Maria Carta Vol.1 La Voce E I Canti Di(LP, Comp) RCA NL 33094 Italy Unknown Sell This Version

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