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Italian Folk Music, Vol.5: Naples and Campania

Various Artists
Italian Folk Music, Vol.5: Naples and Campania

Collected and edited by Alan Lomax, this album presents southern Italian folk music of Campania and the region's capital, Naples. The area reflects Italy's rich cultural history; invaders and more peaceful visitors have all left their mark. For example, one of the traditional Italian tarantellas on the album features instruments such as castanets (Greek), clackers and scrapers (Moorish), accordion (German), and guitar (Spanish). Other recordings that will make an impression on listeners are the operatic cries of street vendors, verses of porters and muleteers, village choruses, and a shepherd on his bagpipes. Liner notes include background information on the region, the songs, and song lyrics and their English translations.

RELATED LESSON PLAN
"From Tarantella to Tyrol: A Tour of Italian Folk Music"

Track Listing

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Tarantella from Capri: Amore ca ce Struje A group of men and women accompanied by a municipal band and a chorus 3:40
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102
Street Vendor of Water: L'tengh' all'aqui Street vendors in Naples 1:20
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103
Oilì, Oilà Non-professional Neapolitan union group 3:09
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104
Jew's Harp from Positano A porter in the village of Positano 1:27
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105
Porters Song: Scarola Riccia, Sung by a Mulateer A group of porters in the village of Positano 3:43
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106
A Volta Paese A Positano porter with friends 1:36
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107
La Pizzica (Tarantella) North-African orchestra from Pagani 2:00
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108
Ballinello (Tarantella) accordion player in San Arsenio, Salerno 1:37
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109
La Bella Caterina Workers' chorus 2:19
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110
Nonna Nonna (Lullaby) Chiarina Pepe 1:27
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E Lo Ve' Lo Ve' Lo Ve' A chorus of men in Caggiano 3:10
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202
Tu Scendi dalle Stelle (Pastoral) Oboe and bagpipe players in Caggiano 6:03
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203
Lo Sargende Montemariano di Avellino village chorus 1:59
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204
Tarantella (Accordion, Tambourine & Castanets) Salcatore Gambale and Giovanni Marino 2:06
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205
Song of the Pilgrims to Monte Vergine Mixed singers 2:11
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206
Mulateer's Song Raffaele Idla 1:47
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207
Wedding Serenade Men singing in Montecalvo 1:31
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208
Tu Rondinella (Love Song) Three seventeen year old girls 2:08
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209
Tarantella (Accordion & Clapping) Recorded in Lettino, Caserta 1:25
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210
Zesa Viola Artisans performing a play 7:35

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