Italian Treasury: Liguria: Polyphony of Ceriana

Alan Lomax Collection

Italian Treasury Liguria Polyphony of Ceriana
  • CAT # 82161-1817-2

    1. A figlia du capitanu 2:41
    2. U camijin bagnau I 1:05
    3. U camijin bagnau II 3:22
    4. Lauda da Madona da Vila 2:05
    5. Donna Lombarda 9:51
    6. La fontanella 4:10
    7. Lenga serpentina 3:10
    8. Paire de Catarina 2:59
    9. Se ti u savesi couse fa e done 1:36
    10. En ta vale de Pigna 4:18
    11. O come mai, mia cara Ema? 6:02
    12. O Pinota, bèlla Pinota 4:12
    13. Ghe n'éiran trè figliéte 5:18
    14. Io l'amavo una sola bambina 2:54
    15. Mi me ne fon ina sciura 3:01

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Liguria: Polyphony Of Ceriana

Historic 1954 recordings from Alan Lomax's journey to Liguria's western Riviera, featuring performances by the Compagnia Sacco from the village of Ceriana: a unique and splendid vocal polyphony distinct from, and yet as exciting as, the Genoese trallalero.

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 the original field recordings.

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