Episode #3005

Music from Italy

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Monday, February 14, 2011

This New Sounds program is devoted to music from Italy, featuring music from Enzo Avitabile using traditional percussion - that of barrels, scythes and sticks - to drive spirits away.  We'll also listen to a requiem incorporating the accelerated ecstatic drumming of Alessandra Belloni, with its roots in pre-Christian music.  Plus music by musician and radio host Nando Citarella with a sidelong glance at Mozart.  And more.

PROGRAM #3005, Music from Italy (First aired on Wed. 11-18-09)





Alessandra Belloni

Requiem per Mama Elvira

Requiem per Mama Elvira [6:46]

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Nando Citarella

Mozart al chiaro de luna

Naninellananina [5:03]

Radici Music Records 119

Enzo Favata & Tenores di Bitti

Voyage en Sardaigne

Visiones [2:09]

Felmay #7013

Enzo Avitabile & Bottari

Save The World

The Plague [3:44]

Real World #49542***

Enzo Favata & Tenores di Bitti

Voyage en Sardaigne

Boche 'e Notte [3:38]

See above.


Lost Souls

Aneme Perze [4:30]

Real World#49542***

Enzo Avitabile & Bottari

Save The World

Carry The Sun Inside [5:11]

See above.

Kim Kashkashian /Robyn Shulkowsky


Berio: Naturale (on Sicilian melodies), excerpt [7:00]

ECM #1735***

Enzo Favata & Tenores di Bitti

Voyage en Sardaigne

Lunissannti, excerpt [4:00]

See above.

Comments [4]

cynthia from this is not a love song



Feb. 14 2011 11:57 PM
cynthia from mott and grand

Hey John, Remember "Serious Fun?" I do. Still got the tee shirt around here, literally speaking. :-)

Feb. 14 2011 11:46 PM
cynthia from manhattan

I'm running back and forth to playlist (com) to try to capture these jewels. Shame I can barely find anything of Garland's or Schaefer's ever. Might be good publicity for these bands.

Yes, down here at the bottom of the food chain we deserve good music too.

If anybody winds up over there my playlists are under cynyc. I making one now "I love David Garland and John Schaefer"; well I thought I was. :-(

Feb. 14 2011 11:41 PM
jp from NYC

I've always wondered, and perhaps it was only me, about all of the talented contemporary rock, pop singers songwriters in Europe and particularly in Italy who contributed greatly to contemporary music and never got any air time here in the states. I would hear them and see them often when I was in Italy. I am thinking particularly of Franco Battiato, Francesco DeGregori, Lucio Dalla, Teresa DiSio and contemporaries like Jovinotti and Zucchero. All very interesting and all very active. Too bad Gaber passed.
I maybe wrong, but the lack of Italian or European music seems coincidental to the lack of movie distribution from Europe. Remember the 80's ? There seemed to be a European film once a week.
Anyway, Jon thank you for the program .

Feb. 14 2011 10:46 PM

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