Some of the most important artists in the world of popular music of our country are engaged in a project of revival of “Bella Ciao”, the show of traditional songs staged by NUovo Canzoniere Italiano at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto in 1964 and published the following year. Last year, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of what is considered one of the cornerstones of Italian folk revival, was produced a show, created and directed by Franco Fabbri. One presented by the Nuovo Canzoniere made such a stir in the audience of the Due Mondi that not only was interrupted (the breaking point was represented by Michele L. Straniero intoned anti-militarist song “O Gorizia”), but led to the riots that had many repercussions. Now – under the artistic direction of Riccardo Tesi – those songs will be reassembled in a new album. The artists involved are Lucilla Galeazzi, Elena Ledda, Ginevra Di Marco, Andrea Salvadori, Gigi Biolcati and Alessio Lega. They presented the project through crowdfunding platform Musicraiser. The asking price is nearly been reached (the deadline for submissions is April 22) and those who want to co-produce the record can help connecting to the platform – which were included many interesting materials about the project – and choosing one of several ways participation. The lineup includes sixteen tracks of the album. Among these mention the most famous ones: “Bella Ciao”, “Maremma amara”, “Sant’Antonio a lu desertu”, “Porta Romana”, “Gorizia”, “Son cieco” and “Addio Lugano bella”.
Here you can see the page dedicated to the project.
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