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Andrea Capezzuoli / Francesco Nastasi - ...per far legria ai siuri de Milan
A long time ago, before the accordion spread across the musical landscape, the ancient duo of piffero and musa was the king of parties and folk dances in the area called “4 provinces” of Northern Italy. Now, for the first time in more than 50 years, Nastasi and Capezzuoli recreate the musical and emotional atmosphere that might have been enjoyed at a party at the beginning of the last century.

Tandarandan - Adalgisiana
The return of Tandarandan, two years after their marvelous 'Epata, music of the seasons' and focused on music for dancing in an homage to all the old musicians who they have met along the way.

63 Strings, feat. Manomanouche - 63 Strings
A group of Italian musicians executes a musical raid into French Gypsy Jazz territory, joined by the well known Italian Gypsy ensemble Manomanouche and American harpist Park Stcikney. Nunzio Barbieri (acoustic guitar), Dino Contenti (upright bass) and Luca Enipeo (acoustic guitar) take on the obvious (Django Reinhardt) and some less well known turns as well (Domenico Modugno, Romane).

Banda Brisca - Io ballo brisco
The first official CD by an Italian dance band that has been out there for 15 years, a live CD by a band whose mission is to play live and let people dance, everywhere they go.

Meikenut - Rev
A great new band that mixes tradition and innovation. The record presents Piedmontese traditional melodies in new arrangements

Raffaella De Vita and Roberto Cognazzo - Macario, Parole E Musica
Macario, Words and Music presents the comic music of Turin-born singer Macario, called 'the comic who fell from the Moon.' These are songs taken from stage revues and films from 1938-1954, performed by vocalist De Vita and pianist Cognazzo, accompanied on some songs by guitarist Silvano Biolatti.

La Lionetta - Arzan
La Lionetta, a band that mirrors the multiethnic nature of their home in Turin, returns after many years with another roaring, rousing mixture of Italian folk (on accordion, bagpipes, bouzouki and more) and trans-European brass band music.

La Lionetta - Ottoni and settimini (ES5306
La Lionetta has long been one of the most popular and appreciated among the Italian folk -revival bands, as well as the less orthodox. Their first album, Danze e ballate dell'area celtica italiana published in 1978, was warmly welcome both by critics and public. A couple of years after their second work Il gioco del diavolo, the band reduced its activity until it stopped. La Lionetta was formed again in 1995 starting anew their repertoire which is characterized on one hand by autonomous composition of music and texts and on the other hand by strengthen and unconventional attitude towards tracks.

La Furlancia - La Furlancia
La Furlancia is a rather new group but its three musicians have a long experience in playing traditional music. They base their repertoire on traditional dances and songs from Liguria, but they also draw some inspiration from the music of Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto or Emilia Romagna, all regions which share a common musical language. In the past, traditional songs and dances were strongly related to their meaning in a society which had a different organization; that is why the band decided to change something when they built up and arranged the music, in order to approach the musical tastes of today's listeners.

Urbalia Rurana and Maurizio Martinotti - Territoris amables (ES5318
The best band from the Pais Valencian (Spain) and the leader of the well known group La Ciapa Rusa (Piedmont/Italy), involved together in a new project.

Stefano Valla, Attilio Rocca, Ettore Losini - Tilion
An uncommon birthday present for a very uncommon person: Attilio Rocca is known as 'Tilion,' one of the fathers and keepers of the folk tradition in the area of the Four Provinces. Young at the age of 70, Tilion has his etrenal friends gather around to celebrate his life with a glass of Gutturnio, a salami of Varzi and plenty of good music to accompany his accordion.

Quartetto Tamborini - Quartettino Giocoso (ES5307
This work collects compositions by the so-called minor authors of the cultivated music of the Eighteenth century in Piedmont. Indeed, these composers played roles which were not minor in the Piedmontese music panorama, their compositions being played in the major theatres and concert halls all over Northern Italy. Drawing from this repertoire, the band re-proposes in a very original way the compositions transcribed for the most classic among the classic kinds of ensemble: the string quartet. Quartetto Tamborini is born from an idea by Bruno Raiteri, violinist of La Ciapa Rusa.

Quartetto Tamborini - l giardin dl'amor
This Italian folk-string quartet is back with their 2006 recording. Already appreciated for their interpretation of music that spans classical and folk traditions, the ensemble dedicates this latest disc to some Piedmontese composers of the XIX and XX Centuries.

Carmelo Salemi - Hybla (ES5320)
The Mediterranean music comes to its highest level in this debut album for a virtuous player of friscaletto, a particular kind of flute typical of the sicilian tradition. Guitars and many percussions provide the arrangements of this hot CD, giving more than an eye to the Arabian sound. Listen!

Pinti, Zambruno, Cardinali, Biollati, Malafatto - noi siam nati chissa quando chissa dove
Noi siam nati chiss quando chiss dove is music from a film commemorating the 60th aniversary of liberation from the viewpoint of the province of Piacenza. Four great artists join together to make this musical history come to life: the voices of Betti Zambruno, Pier Carlo Cardinali and Donata Pinti, and Silvano Biollati (guitar) and Gianpiero Malafatto (tuba, flute and trombone).

Enrico Negro - Rosso Rubino
A sound classical training and long-standing activity in folk music are the basic elements of this refined Piedmontese guitar player. Compagnons Roulants, Tendachnt, Dna Bla are just some of the musical projects where the sound of his guitar isevident. For his solo debut, Negro gathered round him several friends, all of them well-known folk musicians, to bring his vision into reality.

E.Y.F.O. - Enfants terribles
The European Youth Folk Orchestra are the 'Enfants terribles'. This is a live recording of the first European youth orchestra of traditional music.

Epinfrai - Cercando (ES5310
Epinfrai is the project of four young musicians working on the repertoire of piffero, a sort of oboe used in the musical tradition of the northern part of Apennines, in the area called of the four counties. Starting from a deep knowledge of the development in the tradition of piffero in the last two centuries, once played with the Musa (a sort of bagpipe), then with the Italian accordion, Epinfrai is trying to give a new life to the tradition with the use of stylistic solutions taken by jazz, language that belongs to the musical training of some members of the band.

Ariondassa - In Cerca di Grane
Traditional music and songs of the Piedmont by an ensemble whose musicians have played with some of the most important bands of the region (Tre Martelli, Ombra Gaja, La Kinkerne, La Ciapa Rusa)

Moncef Ghachem, Biagio Guerrera and Pocket Poetry Orchestra - Quelli che bruciano la frontiera
Those who burn the border is a recording of extraordinary news, dedicated to the plight of North African immigrants who seek their fortune on the coasts of Sicily, the crossroads of a revolution that will leave an indelible mark in the history of the Mediterranean. Refined work, constantly torn between reading literature and music, poetry and civil protest songs. A sea, two great poets and a musical ensemble of exceptional quality make a recording of great depth.

Lino Davide and Viamedina - Uno lune e Monte
Five years after the publication of the debut CD, Lino Davide returns with his band and with a new project of folk songs, traditional musicand international influences. Ten new original composition, created in the collaboration of some of the most experienced musicians on the Neapolitan scene. It sticks to a mostly acoustic environment, including plectrums, traditional woodwinds, percussion, strings and some great vocals.

Trigomigo - Scuz-ou aqu
In Varaita Valley, Southern Piedmont, many songs end with 'scuz-ou aqu! (excuse me!) to thank the audience for its patience. Trigomigo would also like to thank the audience for the patience awaiting for this recording. Their extensive long research, transcriptions, corrections and careful comparisons, has produced versions of traditional lyrics extremely respectful of the sources, re-dressed in the band's personal re-arrangements. Patrick Vaillant is their special guest on a few of the tracks.

La Moresca Antica - Migrare
Here's a new chapter in the research into traditional maritime music: following 'Marinaresca' and 'Li Turchi alla marina,' the leaders Umberto Mosca and Angelo Maffezzoli along with their artistic crew give us a fully ripened work with the themes of men and music and migration by sea. Special guests include Lucilla Galeazzi and Jack Coutts.

A3 - Trasudando
This work has roots deep in the tradition, in the culture where women and men, elders and children, briganti and cumpari have all told their stories. This band from the Province of Bari, with their maiden discographic voyage, sails along the infamous A3, the motorway connecting Salerno and Reggio Calabria, one of the most conspicuous symbols of a cultural and territorial panorama that clashes with the pride and the desire for redemption of southern Italy.

Ensemble Sinigaglia - La crava mangia ij more
Enrico Negro, Mario Cosco, and Ignazio Viola are three skilled guitarists from Turin, already known by classical-music enthusiasts as Trio Vivaldi. But since music has no strict borders, it was not difficult for themn to trespas into the folk repertoire. Their guitars' melodies intertwine with Paola Lombardo's perfect voice to pay tribute to Leone Sinigaglia, the great father of the traditional Piedmontese patrimony of songs.

Esprit Follet - O Vont les Vieilles Lunes
According to Alpine legends, the name esprit follet was given to spiteful goblins that tied the chains of the cows each other, made milk crudle, and turned everything upside-down in the stables at night time. Rinaldo Doro and Sonia Cestonaro, the protagonists of this new project, are not true goblins but enjoyed themselves in messing around in the world of folk music, with a cheerful and energetic CD: waltzes, polkas, mazurkas and scottisches dating from the start of the 20th century, together with curentas and monferrinas from the Canavese, the area surrounding Ivrea, Piedmont.

Coro Bajolese - O Maria bla Maria
This CD continues the thirty-year career of the celebrated choir of Bajo Dora, characterized by experimental hints, aiming at an even deeper knowledge of the oral culture of the people from Canavese (the area surrounding Ivrea, Piedmont). This new work is entirely dedicated to Piedmontese ballads drawn from the Nigra collection, which are performed in the typical suggestive way of this cult folk choir conducted by Amerigo Vigliermo.

Domenico Torta e I Musicanti di Riva presso Chieri - Sar l'uss e but fra 'l gat!
Following over ten years of activity, here it is at last their maiden-voyage CD: the fruit of one of the most creative Italian folk group astride music and drama well seasoned with humour. Marcette, one-step, fox-trot, waltz, mazurka, polka, brando, curenta, beguine, tango, and popular tunes from the flourishing Italian tradition alternate in a most longed for CD. Leaded by histrionic Domenico "Tasch" Torta, the eight multi-instrument Musicanti are able to studio reproduce the same cheerful but keen atmosphere of their live performances.

Laura Conti and Eivador - Nse amor
Laura Conti and Eivadr prsent music of Piedmont, Italy, with Maurizio Verna, a refined guitarist and arranger who gives a very personal touch to the tradional melodies of the region.

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