Liguria: Baiardo and Imperia Historic recordings featuring the spectacular vocal polyphony of western Liguria, a region of ports and hill towns, rich in folkloric traditions. This CD includes sung narratives, including selections from the remarkable 'A barca' ceremonial ballad cycle of Baiardo, as well as instrumental dances from the port city of Imperia. Italian Treasury In 1954, Alan Lomax and Diego Carpitella set out on a yearlong voyage of discovery that resulted in an exhaustive documentation of Italian folk music. 'It was a mythic time. None of us suspected that that world
made of music, songs, poverty, joy, desperation, custom, violence, injustice, love, dialect, and poetry, formed over the course of millennia
would be swept away in a couple of years . . . by the voodoo of 'progress.''
Vittorio De Seta. The Alan Lomax Collection The Alan Lomax Collection gathers together the American, European, and Caribbean field recordings, world music compilations, and ballad operas of writer, folklorist, and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax. Recorded in 1954 by Alan Lomax. Remastered to 24-bit digital from teh original field recordings.