THIS CONTEST IS OVER
Italy
THIS CONTEST IS OVER


Putumayo presents some of Italy's best roots music ensembles and soloists in this collection. None of the selections on Italian Musical Odyssey have been released in the US before now, and many have never been heard outside of Italy. The compilation features leading figures in the Italian folk music revival movement such as Nuova Compagnia do Canto Popolare, Riccardo Tesi, La Ciapa Rusa, Lucilla Galeazzi, Fratelli Mancuso, Calicanto. Agricantus, Taken, Rua Port'Alba, Novalia and CÓlic, young innovators who stretch the boundaries of tradition, are also featured.

The Italian Treasury:
Recorded in 1954 and 1955 by Alan Lomax and Italian ethnomusicologist Diego Carpitella, the recordings collected on The Italian Treasury made history even in Italy for the incredible strength of the traditional music still being sung and played throughout the country. Rounder Records has released these three regional collections so far:
   The Trallaleri of Genoa
   Music of Calabria
   Music of Sicily