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Italy - the Rough Guide to Italia Nova

Description: For most Americans, their knowledge of the music of Italy begins with Andrea Bocelli and ends with The Godfather or one of the tacky Mob Hits compilations flogged on late-night TV. However, authentic Italian music is incredibly diverse; each province harbors a specific culture and some populations even speak a separate dialect. Nowadays, younger artists have co-opted hypnotic, tambourine-driven Tarantella trance music from Salento or Neapolitan laments about Mafia victims. With an arsenal of manipulated voices and icily precise beats, they are grafting universal modernity onto proudly isolationist traditions. A few of the tunes, ... (more)
Manufacturer: World Music Network
Release date: 26 April 2004
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0605633112023 UPC: 605633112023
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