PUGLIA: THE SALENTO Songs of love and disdain, erotic and satiric songs, work songs and funeral laments, sung in dialect and Griko. Instrumental and vocal polyphony from the Salento, one of the most beautiful regions of Puglia, the southeasternmost tip of Italy's heel, a crossroads between the East and West and the home of a unique heritage of traditional music. 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. Recordings by Alan Lomax and Diego Carpitella. Remastered to 24-bit digital from the original field recordings.