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Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino - Quaranta [40]
Founded in 1975, the band spearheaded the revival of pizzica tarantata, an ancient folk music born in Salento, the southernmost part of Italy's Puglia region. Pizzica originally was played in rituals meant to cure peasants of tarantismo, an illness purportedly caused by tarantula bites. In the healing rites of tarantismo, music, dance, and colors all were employed to relieve the distress of the afflicted. (From George De Stefano's RootsWorld interview) With a new generation, the band continues to embrace its legacy while forging new ground. This CD celebrates 40 years of continuous exploration and innovation in Italian music. This CD was donated by Ponderosa Records and the artists, as an offer of their generous support of RootsWorld magazine and radio. All proceeds support RW.

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino - Focu d'amore
Regarded as Italy's leading and longest-standing traditional music ensemble, they come from the Salento, the heel of the Italian boot, in Puglia. The seven piece band and dancer are the leading a new wave of young performers that are re-inventing southern Italy's pizzica traditions for a modern audience, not by fusing it into a familiar dance beat, but by makig the old rhythms and melodies explode with contemporary energy for a new audience.

Riccardo Tesi,Galeazzi,Ledda, di Marco, Biolcati, Salvadori, Lega - Bella Ciao
Fifty years ago, 'Bella Ciao' was a profoundly important show mounted by the Nuovo Canzoniere Italiano. The program highlighted the burgeoning research into folk song over the period 1954-1964, and as such, it was poised to help further the Italian folk revival. The new album version of Bella Ciao, supervised by accordionist Tesi, celebrates the 50th anniversary. Tesi gathered together major Italian folk and political artists for this event, and the musical component of the songs has been updated to include guitar, accordion, clarinet, bass, and percussion.

Piero Brega - Fuori dal Paradiso
One of the most beautiful voices of Italian popular music, winner of the Ciampi Award in 2005 with his debut record "Come Li Viandanti", is back with his second work, "Fuori dal paradiso", a record of original songs written by Brega and Martire, arranged by Mark Hamlyn and produced in collaboration with the Gianni Bosio Club. The record, twelve tracks, expresses the origins and the relevance of Brega's music, who, since his beginnings in the '70's with the Canzoniere del Lazio, has always loved the contamination of the tradition with the driving force of the rhythmic instruments. Also in "Fuori dal paradiso" music and words flow in a series of tales and colours, moving from waltzes to ethnic suggestions. Brega is in love with Rome and with its dialect, and gives us a well-balanced record in which personal stories mix easily with fantastic tales.

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