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Sunday, 27 April 2014

La Tarantella - L'Apreggiata

Songs and dances from the sunny South Italy

1. La Carpinese (Puglia)
2. Lu Gattu la sonava la zampogna (Ninna Nanna) (Umbria)
3. Tarantella, for lute
4. Lu Passariellu (Tarantella dell'Avena) (Puglia)
5. Lamento dei mendicanti
6. Luna Lunedda (Pizzica)
7. Ah, vita bella!
8. Tarentella del Gargano
9. Pizzicarella mia (Pizzica Tarantata) (Puglia)
10. Silenzio d'amuri
11. Tarantella calabrese (Calabrese)
12. Sogna fiore mio (Ninna nanna sopra la Tarantella)
13. Tarantella italiana
14. Tu bella ca lu tieni lu pettu tundu (Tarantella)
15. Pizzica Ucci (puglia)
16. Lu povero 'Ntonuccio (Lamento funebre) (puglia)
17. Antidotum Tarantulae

Friday, 18 April 2014

Sorbian Easter tradition

Sorbians, a Slavic minority in eastern Germany, celebrate Easter Sunday with processions of mounted riders dressed in 19th-century outfits who travel from village to village to sing and announce the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Sorbians speak their own language, Sorbian, which is related to Czech and Polish, and maintain a culture rich in traditions, theatre, literature, poetry, education, media and crafts. Since the dissolution of the former East Germany in 1989, Sorbians have seen the unity of their ethnicity erode as young Sorbians have begun to leave for bigger cities while Sorbian institutions see funding from government subsidies cut. Approximately 1,500 Sorbian men participate in the annual Easter riding.

Tradditional Easter riding

Famous highly ornamented Easter eggs