Monday, December 15, 2008

Alfio Antico ::: La tarantella: la gioia e la sua festa

courtesy of Christos
Resonanzen 2008
Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart Hall, Vienna (Austria), January 26, 2008
Alfio Antico was born in Lentini (Sicilia), where he lived 'til he was 18, working as a shepherd: to survive a life made of hardness, he greedly absorbed all the myths coming out the stingy, dry but somewhat close words of the peasant culture, which brightened his life of hard work and waiting. He had no school friends: his faithful companions were his drums and tambourines, that he himself built straining the tanned sheep skins over an old CRIU (peasant sifter). In a life hung between silence and vibrant sounds, he started following his own soul: lost in the halo of a daily mistery, the looks and faces of the ancient inhabitans of his homeland were the only witnesses of this inner, creative journey.
The soundtrack of his childhood and adolescence has been the jagged sound of his herd 600 bells, ringing through Sicilian summer heat: the young shepherd learned to build and play drums and tambourines, remembering his grand-mother's words about the power of a drum against fear and loneliness.
The will of trying something new and strong, led him to play on the road as to survive, when he was 18 years old. A day in Florence he met Eugenio Bennato, who stood captured by his powerful playing some extraordinary handmade drum, and this meeting stroke the beginning of an astonishing artistic career, both in music and theatre, by the side of Musicanova, Maurizio Scaparro, Roberto De Simone, Peppe Barra, Fabrizio De Andrè, Lucio Dalla. These experiences led him to a complete artistic maturity.

Alfio Antico - tambourines, drums, chitarrino, voice
Rita Botto - singing
Amedeo Ronga - doublebass
Alessandro Moretti - accordion
Puccio Castrogiovanni - mandola, mandocello, Jew's harp, bagpipe
Enrico Luca - flute, shawm

01. N'avemu una (#1) (Alfio Antico) (2:38.09)
02. N'avemu una (#2) > Lu cardiddu (Alfio Antico) > Si ducent'anni (Alfio Antico) (13:56.10)
03. Cu ti lu dissi (Traditional) (3:35.29)
04. Pensa e ripensa (Alfio Antico) > Tarallesa - Re Buffé (Alfio Antico) > Ma guarda guarda (Alfio Antico) (11:33.62)
05. Di rosi (Alfio Antico) (4:20.47)
06. La me badia (Traditional) (4:29.46)
07. Ventu (Alfio Antico) > Caristia (Traditional) (7:03.55)
08. Desideriu (Alfio Antico) > La Curuna (Traditional) (8:05.32)
09. Virrinedda (Alfio Antico) (12:05.74)
10. La tessitrice (Traditional) (4:10.69)
11. Zimmiru smussu (Alfio Antico) (6:37.26)
12. La foglia (Alfio Antico) (6:31.03)

La tarantella part 1
La tarantella part 2
La tarantella part 3
La tarantella part 4
La tarantella part 5
La tarantella part 6

please convert to mp3 for personal use only


Caravaggio said...

thanks very much this looks very interesting
Happy chritmas...buon natale!!!

zeporro said...

thanks you very much for the album of Alfio Antico.

Anonymous said...

Ευχαριστω Christos.

Thank you Christos.

Merry Christmas

Gus il Greco

Anonymous said...

Great post! Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

'nnaggia traccia 12 corrotta :-((((

cianfulli said...

prova a scaricarla di nuovo, io non ho problemi