Andrea Parodi (Porto Torres, July 18, 1955 - Quartu Sant'Elena, October 17, 2006) was an Italian singer from Sardinia. He is known for his vocals with several groups, including Coro degli Angeli from 1978 to 1987, and Tazenda from 1988 to 1997 and again 2005-2006, as well as his solo career.
His work, including that with Tazenda, blended folk roots of Sardinia with rock and Italian pop, bringing international attention to the island's culture, including Sardu. He worked extensively with various international artists.
He was director for a video about Tazenda and some documentaries on Sardinia, and was producer for other artists, such as fellow Sardinian, Marino de Rosas.
He died from cancer, before fully completing planned work on the album, Rosa Resolza, with Elena Ledda, which was released in 2007.
A museum exhibit was established in 2010. In 2015, the Sardinian town of Nulvi dedicated a new park to him. His legacy also endures in the Premio Andrea Parodi, an annual prize for World Music.
With Coro degli Angeli1982 - Canzoni di Mogol - Battisti
1984 - Misterios
1986 - Shangay
Live albums1980 - Cantare - Gianni Morandi
1983 - Live @ RTSI Gianni Morandi
1997 - Coro degli Angeli Live Concert 1984/87
With Tazenda Studio albums1988 - Tazenda
1991 - Murales
1992 - Limba
1995 - Fortza paris
Live albums1993 - Il popolo rock
2005 - Tazenda
Compilations1997 - Il sole di Tazenda
2002 - Abacada (Storie di note, AV 01)
2004 - Andrea Parodi
2005 - Midsummer Night in Sardinia, with Al Di Meola
2006 - Intimi Raccolti
2007 - Rosa Resolza, with Elena Ledda
1993 - Soft Songs
2005 - Indaco - Porte d'oriente