Riccardo Tesi & Elena Ledda & Lucilla Galeazzi - A Sud Di Bella Ciao (CD)

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Release Date: 09/09/22

Some of Italy's most distinguished musicians set out on a journey - from the lyrical poetry of love ballads to the rough energy of protest songs

'From the balconies to the piazza: Bella Ciao is the hymn of freedom and hope. It rang out from the balconies and windows of our cities when we had to go into quarantine from one day to the next,' is how the doyen of the Italian folk scene Riccardo Tesi describes the new relevance of the world-famous song at the time of the lock-down, when Corona had Italy in its grip - but the people reassured each other by sending out musical life signs every evening.

The concert program Bella Ciao is almost as famous as the song: in 1964 it was the sensation of the Spoleto Festival, the impetus and starting point of the Italian Folk Revival. As a musical painting of the Italian people, it tells another story of Italy, of love and work, religion and festivities, protest and resistance. In 2015, Riccardo Tesi and his ensemble landed a surprise success with the anniversary album Bella Ciao, which has since been presented at numerous concerts and festival stages throughout Europe.

Some of Italy's most distinguished singers and musicians, from Tuscany and Umbria, Sardinia and Puglia, set out again on a new journey in A Sud di Bella Ciao, savoring the languages and dialects of their homeland, exploring its landscapes and melodies. Musically, this time they are mainly traveling in the south of Italy with all its contradictions, from the lyrical poetry of love ballads to tarantella and the rough energy of protest songs, old and new.

A Sud di Bella Ciao focuses on a long-forgotten treasure, where history mixes with magic and legend, where the ritual ennobles the peasant world, where sensuality meets hardship.

Genre: World
Language: English
Run Time: 65:25 mins

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