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Festa Italiana: Songs and Dances

Various Artists
Festa Italiana: Songs and Dances

This collection presents examples of national Italian folk music and dance—that is, music and dance that are popular throughout the peninsula. The album features the music of five dance styles: Tarantella, Quadrille, Mazurka, Waltz, and Stornelli. Only Tarantella and Stornelli have indigenous roots, but regardless of their origin, all these dances have been completely integrated into Italian tradition. Typical instruments used in Italian folk music are the accordion, double flute, tambourine, guitar, and mandolin.

The liner notes present a brief summary of the history of the different dances, as well as English translations of the songs.

Track Listing

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Cu Abballa Abballa Aiello and his Orchestra 2:29
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102
La Mazurca di Vicenzina Francesco Basile and his Orchestra 2:39
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103
L'Ammazzu- I Will Kill Her Salvatore Ida and his Orchestra 3:04
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104
Tarantella D'Altri Tempi (Tarantella of Times Past) Francesco Basile and his Orchestra 2:20
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105
Donna Capricciusa (The Capricious Woman) Salvatore Ida and his Orchestra 3:28
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106
Quadriglia in Otto Francesco Basile and his Orchestra 2:26
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107
Un Fiore Per Te (A Flower for You) Domenico D'Agata and his Orchestra 2:58
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108
Maria Graziella Francesco Basile and his Orchestra 2:42
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109
A Ricottara (The Cheese Woman) Salvatore Ida and his Orchestra 3:25
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110
Conca D'Oro (Valley of Gold) Aiello and his Orchestra 2:58
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111
A Mala Mugghieri (The Bad Wife) Salvatore Ida and his Orchestra 3:01
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112
Fuocco Di Paglia (Straw Fire) Giovanni Garofani and his Orchestra Campagnolo 2:42

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