Already in the 90s, she collaborated with established groups such as the Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, she usually met the “trees of song”, those people who if prodded with the right amount of patience and kindness can convey tradition and improvisational of singing skills, such as sound and dance. Villani has the peculiar techniques of the singing and she is aware of the intention that is behind the steps of the Pizzica Pizzica, and it makes her educational workshops unique in Italy and abroad.
After many record collaborations she debuts in 2008 with Ninnamorella (Animamundi / AFQ), her first solo work that has been critically acclaimed for the depth of her approach. “She has an atavistic voice, of awesome power and of shocking maturity, […] a treasure revealed,” wrote Guido Festinese on Alias ( music insert of Manifesto) of May 30, 2009.
The album has had great success in Italy and abroad and has been programmed by several national radios (Rai Radio 3, Radio Popolare, Radio Shockwave, etc.) and foreign ones (BBC Radio 3 -England – Vancouver Radio – Canada -, etc.). The album instead “Fimmana, mare e focu! (Animamundi), published in March 2012 has been selected by the commission of Puglia Sounds, in reference to the regional competition “Recording” in order to be supported in the activity of promotion.