Courtesy of Zirudella
In 1961 Giovanna Marini graduated in guitar at Santa Cecilia’s Conservatorio, then she kept on studying with Andrea Segovia and she started to play lute in a Rinascimental music ensemble. A young Pier Paolo Pasolini mined her passion for academic culture when he said that songs come from real people, not from books
Giovanna left the academic world and she researched traditional songs (co-operating with Maria Teresa Bulciolu), setting a small repertoire, then she founded Roma’s Folk Studio in association with Giancarlo Cesaroni e Harold Bradley. Here, in Winter 1963, Roberto Leydi, famed ethnomusicologist, attended one of her gigs and coopted her into Nuovo Canzoniere Italiano and published this first record on Dischi del Sole label, consisting of some songs from Abruzzo.
”Experimental” songs, as Leydi said, refined by two young girls’ approach.
Next Giovanna Marini’s step was “La disispirata” (Dischi del Sole DS 46), exploring Sardinian folk songs
Giovanna Marini: voice, guitar, Roman mandola
Maria Teresa Bulciolu: voice
01 Lu picurare 1.46
02 La rosa a lu ciardine 1.25
03 Mara maje (lamento di una vedova) 4.04
04 Amore, amore 4.10
05 Storia di un marito tradito 2.50
1963 • Dischi del sole DS21