I Storie ò Cafè di lu Furestiero
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|"The organizing conception of I Storie ò Cafè di lu Furestiero, Milagro Acustico's second release, is that of an imaginary Sicilian café where immigrant strangers congregate to relax and share their stories in conversation, verse and song. Historically, Sicily is an ancient Mediterranean crossroads, a place of multiple and enduring cultural encounters. Hence the project, which took two years to research and record. Salmieri himself penned the compositions, save one, ranging from the Balkan-Turkish flavorings of "Tesekkur Arkadas," to the Persian insinuations of "Rubaiyyat," and the slack Andalusian allusions of "Signori, Si Chiude." The album presents a coherent narrative (a world-jazz suite, one could say) that unveils the human face of the migrant epic, conveyed in part by the principals themselves, in their own tongues, against the band's musical and spoken commentary - the latter in Sicilian dialects that signal the region's own historically subordinate status within the Italian national project." - Michael Stone, RootsWorld (read the complete review)|
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