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LA PIAZZA - Milande'

Fy 8003
Dunya Records
1 CD

Every time you hear Sara Modigliani your heart opens up -- the sound of her voice brings warm feelings and stimulates the imagination, just as long ago peasant singers did during family parties.

Listening to those voices that bloomed with songs of betrayed love and stories of saints reassured people, helped them to survive their daily toil by taking them far away, along the road to restful sleep.

Those voices were enchanting because of the variety of the stories they told and the simplicity with which they performed the songs. This style was acquired and mastered by Sara -- who visited several women singers for years during her ethnomusicology research in Central Italy, and Lazio in particular -- and can be heard on this new and evocative recording.

Her voice too is charming as it speaks to us of simple things, unusual for modern times, borrowed from a culture which she loves. This love can be seen in the skill and command she employs to revive that culture.

The philologic exactitude achieved from careful attention given to the original material can also be seen in the choice of arrangements, performed by the accompaniment: simple but effective in coloring the diverse musical settings that characterize the repertoire.

The result is a lovely and varied disc, to be listened to with one’s heart. Let yourself be drawn by the magic of the lyrics and that “familiar” sound that we would like to have nearby always.


Ambrogio Sparagna

Rome, 1997

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LA PIAZZA - Milande


Daniele Conversa - guitar, bandola, voice
Antonella Giallatini - percussion, voice
Riccardo Masi - voice, melodeon
Gabriele Modigliani - guitar, voice
Sara Modigliani - guitar, voice
Claudia Mortali - voice
Giuseppe Pontuali - melodeon

Marta Cascarano - recorder (1)
Michele Modigliani - bassoon (1, 6, 9, 11)
Alessandro Quarta - main voice (14)
Raffaele Rambone - electric guitar (12)


from the CD "Pracina Stomp"
07 December 2019 - h:20.00
Mandol'in Progress
"The Dark Side of the Mandolin"

St. Andrew's St. Baptist Church
St. Andrew's Street
Cambridge - UK

14 December 2019 - h:20.30
Karsilama European tour

Kultur Punkt!,
allerstrasse 13,
9230 Flawil - Switzerland

15 December 2019 - h:17.00
Tre Martelli "Christmas Concert"
special guest Gianni Coscia

Teatro Ambra
Viale Brigata Ravenna 8
Alessandria - Italy

20 December 2019 - h:19.30
Tre Martelli
Sala Polifunzionale
Via Bologna
Bresso (MI) - Italy

22 December 2019 - h:17.00
Paolo Bonfanti & Martino Coppo
showcase new album "Pracina Stomp"

Piazza Zanardelli
Chiari (BS) - Italy

23 December 2019 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree
Piper's Night
Apricale (IM) - Italy

28 December 2019 - h:21.00
Paolo Bonfani & Martino Coppo
showcase new album "Pracina Stomp"

Rebora Festival
Enoteca di Ovada e del Monferrato
Ovada (AL) - Italy

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