"The night of the dancing god" is a reasonable translation, and an apt title for this diverse collection of Italian folk, roots, jazz and pop music. Originally put together as a travelling program to celebrate myth and rituals of the Italian past. the bands and artists involved are some of the best in the country: Agricantus, Daniele Sepe, Addosso Agli Scalini, RestArt and Nidi d'Arc supply contemporary edge to the project. Ambrogio Sparagna offers some phenomenal organetto (accordion). Director of the project was singer Teresa de Sio, a fine traditional singer. It's an impressive mix, wildly unrelated in style and yet intimately connected in spirit. Just listen to the amazing "Tarantella Calbresse," a tour de force of roots and jazz by Daniele Sepe, and you will see the endless possibilities. � Cliff Furnald
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written and performed by Daniele SepeCNI Records, Italy.
audio © 1999 CNI Music, Italy. Used by permission