The Institute Ernesto De Martino presents the cycle of seminars “A piena voce. Italian folk music described and sung by some of its protagonists”. It is a series of seminars held by the folk song Voci di Mezzo, a popular singing group active since the late nineties, in whose repertoire includes social, resistance, libertarians, anarchists songs. The next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, February 7 at the club Agora of Pisa, via Bivio 48/50, and will focus on three songs of the folk tradition of the Po Valley, “Doman l’è festa”, “Mama mi sun stufa” e “Sciur padrun”. In reference to these songs – which will add to the study and interpretation of “Ignorant”, a song more recently – the group will introduce the seminar with a historical repertoires, then move on to the more technical aspects. These include breathing, warming, the study of speech typical of working men and women of northern Italy. As implied by this news – and how it is increasingly shared in the context of popular music and the initiatives promoted by those who, like the De Martino, operate critically in the enhancement of popular culture – the seminar is not resolved in the presentation chants aimed at “quantitative” knowledge of expressions of oral tradition. On the contrary, the primary purpose of the meetings is to share – technical but mostly historical and social – the expressions and cultural contexts within which they were produced. Take on a more precise meaning, in this sense, also the side events, such as social occasions (there will be a dinner at the end of the seminar) and especially the performance of the group Voci di Mezzo, scheduled at 22.00.
The cost of the workshop is € 10.00. The cost of the concert is to offer.
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