Calabria

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Rounder Records
)

Recorded in 1954 by Alan Lomax and Diego Carpitella 
Notes by Goffredo Plastino, Vito Teti, and incorporating notes by Alan Lomax

The profoundly fascinating and musically rich universe of Calabria is revealed to us in the work chants of tuna fishermen from Vibo Valentia; the cries of the sword fishermen of Scilla; polyphonic songs of work and celebration, of love and hatred; and hypnotic tarantellas for bagpipes and tambourines.

“Exquisite immediacy and variety, not mentioning the inspired greatness of most of its examples.” —Robert Catalano