Puglia: The Salento

Rounder Records

Recorded in 1954 by Alan Lomax
Notes by Luisa Del Giudice and Sandra Tarantino

Instrumental and vocal polyphony from the Salento, one of the most beautiful regions of Puglia — the southeasternmost tip of Italy’s heel, a crossroads between East and West, and the home of a unique heritage of traditional music. Songs of love and disdain, erotic and satiric songs, work songs and funeral laments performed in Salentine dialect and in Griko.