Liguria: Baiardo and Imperia

(
Rounder Records
)

Recorded in 1954 by Alan Lomax
Introductions by Edward Neill and Goffredo Plastino; notes by Mauro Balma 

Historic recordings featuring the spectacular vocal polyphony of western Liguria, a region of ports and hill towns, rich in folkloric traditions. This collection features sung narratives, including selections from the remarkable “A barca,” ceremonial ballad cycle from Baiardo, and instrumental dances from the port city of Imperia.

“An exceptional delight to experience.” —Sing Out!