The a tenore singing from the centre of Sardinia is a vocal style with a great charm. Immediately it sounds primitive and strong. It is not a chance that many scholars thought that this way of singing originated in the prehistoric ages by imitating the nature sounds: the four voices echo the ox bellows, the sheep bleating, the wind whistling and hissing. The very peculiar harmony and poetic texts, the low voices and the characteristic tuning make immediately recognizable this particular way of singing. Among the various a tenore groups of the island, a special position is occupied by TENORES DI BITTI. With a style less rough than the other quartets', extraordinary researchers of their own heritage, wonderful performers with outstanding vocal quality, charming characters, they have reached - in a very long carrier - a level of recognition unique in Sardinia and the rest of the World. Very few traditional music players can count among their fans artists like Lester Bowie, Ornette Coleman, Frank Zappa, Peter Gabriel. We are i s particularly proud to present, after the success of Intonos (Nt 6727), a second CD by this exceptional vocal quartet. The recordings of this CD - done in 1986 - found the quartet in a special happy moment. After the 60's & 70's when the a tenore singing was almost forgotten, TENORES DI BITTI felt better time were arriving. With a renewed passion and enthusiasm they gave with Ammentos their best, with a recording rich of wonderful performances. A real milestone in their carrier.
TENORES DI BITTI from Felmay Shop
Daniele Cossellu boche e mesa 'oche Tancredi Tucconi contra Salvatore Banidinu bassu Pietro Sanna boche e mesa 'oche
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PAOLO BONFANTI & MARTINO COPPO - You Were Right
from the CD "Pracina Stomp"