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Old 09.30.2006, 05:38 PM   #64
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i started a thread for ooioo fans with this link in, but this track would be very much suited to this thread too and i didnt want the none ooioo fans to overlook it.
here


http://blogfiles.wfmu.org/BL/0510/Roberto_de_Simone_-_Secondo_Coro_Delle_Lavanda\
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"SECONDO CORO DELLE LAVANDAIE" by Roberto De Simone

- La Gatta Cenerentola was a radical reinterpretation of the Cinderella
tale, done in Neopolitan dialect in 1976 by De Simone, who, since the
1960's, organized groups like Italy's NCCP to reinterpret and reinvent
enduring folk tales from his country's (and Europe's) culture and history.
What De Simone uncovered in his deep anthropological studies was a
Neopolitan equivalent to the Wicker Man of sorts; a pagan culture unaffected
by the vast reaches of Catholicism that would consume Italy later; a
matriarch-based shepherd/farming community with complex ritual-based
relationships with pure and unqiue musical communication, brought to life in
this stage performance excerpted here. By far "Secondo Coro Delle Lavandaie"
made for one of the wildest moments of the mini-opera, almost taking on the
skeleton of some downtown NYC No-Wave, or comparable to the Slits or Kleenex
in some ways
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