Sunday, March 8 was inaugurated, in Perugia, the Popular and Ancient Music School. It is one of the projects of the cultural association of social promotion ArtMusique, born a few years ago with the aim to “rediscover and spread the music and dance, particularly the popular and ancient, such as tools to build dialogue and discussion”. The project is part of a context that, unlike other Italian regions, has some gaps in made mostly of popular music. As for the earlier repertories, we can say that our region is indeed cutting edge, boasting the presence of the Ensemble Micrologus (active from the first half of the eighties) and Central European studies of medieval music “Adolfo Broegg” (founded and run by the members of the ensemble). The popular music have been and still are collected and studied (the regional tradition of ethnomusicological studies is born with the first research conducted with scientific criteria by Diego Carpitella and Tullio Seppilli in the fifties and can now count on the presence of a professorship at the University, as well that the dynamism of different scholars), but in terms of re-proposed and, in general, the interest towards the popular repertoire and its dissemination, Umbria stays in the background on the national scene. The establishment of a popular music school can be a good driving force for the spread of the interest (and knowledge) against these productions expressive. For this I think is useful (referring of course more specific feedback on the content and methods of courses) disclose the foundation. The courses so far are those of Celtic harp, guitar swing, traditional bagpipes, bagpipes, accordion, percussion, Irish tin whistle, fiddle folk, and bagpipes. And I trust in good and experienced musicians, among which Goffredo Degli Esposti (a major aerophones European experts), Pierluigi Serrapede, Katerina Ghannudi, Stefano Delvecchio.
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