Thursday, July 24, 2008

Uaragniaun ::: U diavule e l'acqua sante

From the title it is understandable how on this occasion the band from Altamura have conceived the idea of bringing into play a repertoire which mostly comprises songs from the tradition of the Bari and Murgia upland, featured by contrasting issues. The record moves thus, no beating about the bush and no compromising,  between sacred and profane, “good” and “bad”. The nuances are deliberately left apart and the work finds its success thanks to the very opposing high music tones and mellow sounds, and in the re-proposition of the eternal contradictions of man, capable of both admirable gestures of love and rash violence. 
From stories of the devil kidnapping young women to the bad end of a gentleman bandit, from the appearing of the Virgin Mary to Saint Lucia’s hollowed eyes, from Saint Rocco’s miracles to the prickly rose, from the war-missing sweetheart to the melancholic lullaby of a mother worrying over her son’s future, U diavule e l’acqua sante contains and resounds of a rich and stylistically complex tradition, which on the musical level is solved with great care of details and participation.
Great hosts ranging from Riccardo Tesi and Daniele Sepe, with precious interventions of the Basque “colony” which have contributed to increase the expressive range of the record. Joxan Goikoetxea’s accordion and “vibrandoneon”, Balen Lopez de Munain’s guitar and a couple of songs from the Basque folk heritage included in the track

Luigi Bolognese: guitars, bass guitar, mandocello, baglama, voice.
Maria Moramarco: vocals
Silvio Teot: drum set, tammorre, bendir, duf, darbouka, dumbek, cajon, ciaramella, low whistle, ektara, shakers, Jew’s harp, castnets, voice
Riccardo Tesi: organetto
Daniele Sepe: tenor sax, fischiaruli
Balen Lopez de Munain: classic guitar
Joxan Goikoetxea: accordion, vibrandoneon
Filippo Giordano: fiddle, piano
Gianni Calia: soprano and alto saxex
Nico Berardi: zampogna, guitar, sikus
Gianni Loiudice: cello
Pino Colonna: recorders
Vito Denora: horn
Nanni Teot: trumpet
Raffaele Livrieri: bass clarinet
Michele Bolognese: tamburello
Franco Ferrulli: voice

01 Sobba Na Luggette 4:52
02 Nicola Morra Ierre 3:43
03 Na Rosa 6:16
04 Trinze Trinze 3:10
05 Iosce Je Lu Sabete 4:17
06 Madonne Quant'è Jerte 4:48
07 Nu Mueire De Saule 3:46
08 Sanda Lucì 5:17
09 Sante Rocche 4:19
10 'Nta Na Rotte / Gabon Kantak 4:36
11 Padre Nostre Ranne E Menunne 2:03
12 Mateneite 4:45
13 La Cialledde 2:33
14 Vola Vola 3:13
15 Haurtxoa Seaskan 3:00
16 Addau Je 4:53
17 Me Ne Parte 5:11
18 Mannammille (Ninna Nanna) 3:10

2007 • Felmay fy8128

U diavule e l'acqua sante part 1
U diavule e l'acqua sante part 2


dimon said...

thought you might help with identifying this version of Tammurriata Nera:
(a piece taken from dirty live recording of a dj set, so the actual speed may be slower..)
i'm trying to find the good-quality version of the tune.
if you have any ideas about who it might be/where to look (italian music blogspots, forums)/who to ask please let me know
my email


dimon said...

re: Tammurriata Nera

sorry - the correct email is