Editor Squilibri publish “Traditional music of Aggius. Recordings of CNSMP (1950-1962)”, edited by Marco Lutzu. The volume is part of the series ETM, that the publisher of Rome dedicates – for several years now – to ethnomusicological studies, often retracing, in a historical perspective updated within an analytical contemporary frame work, repertoires of the many areas of our country, documented from the fifties to the present. Repertoires of particular significance especially for the history of our ethnomusicology, that in the decades after World War II organized a survey of analytical music by oral tradition and not only Italian. Marco Lutzu – Sardinian ethnomusicologist and curator, along with Francesco Casu, the Encyclopedia of Sardinian Music – retraces a period of documentation that comes from January 1950 until March 1962. A project articulated and addressed to the documentation of the repertoire and execution methods attended by many scholars, coordinated by Giorgio Nataletti and Diego Carpitella, and that thanks to this publication are now transposed into two CDs attached to the volume. As you can read in the notes to the volume, the CDs contain “a wide variety of forms of expression”, but especially the song “a Tsinga”, “still regarded by local singers the cornerstone of their cultural identity”. The volume is also the start of a new project of Squilibri, face to the publication of documents relating to Sardinia preserved at the Archives of Ethnomusicology, “with the establishment of a scientific committee coordinated by Ignazio Macchiarella”.
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