Paolo Fresu

Sonos ‘E Memoria - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9291-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 92912 9
  • German Release: 01/05/2001
  • Genre: Crossover, World Music
CD € 17,50

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Sardinia has been more often associated with the marauding gangs of former times than with interesting, let alone innovative music. Yet this Mediterranean island has a lot more to offer than "just" the polyphonic singing of the "Canto a tenores". It has, for instance, one of the oldest musical instruments of Europe, the launeddas, which has remained virtually unchanged in the course of the last 2000 years. The island’s ancient culture continues to pose riddles: the Sardinian language, with its three distinct dialects (the Sardinians themselves speak of them as three separate languages) is an essentially different language from the Italian. Over the centuries Sardinia developed into a junction between Europe and North Africa, between the Western and Eastern Mediterranean. But musically, this island with its rich cult...

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Paolo Fresu - trumpet & fluegelhorn
Furio di Castri - bass, multieffects
Elena Ledda - vocals
Luigi Lai - launeddas
Mauro Palmas - mandola
Antonello Salis - accordion
Federico Sanesi - percussion
Carlo Cabiddu - violoncello
Coro ''Su Concordu ‘e su Rosariu'' di Santulussurgiu - Voices:
Mario Corona - sa contra
Giovanni Ardu - su bassu
Antonio Migheli - sa ‘oghe
Roberto Iriu - su contraltu


Recording Information

Recorded LIVE at Teatro Comunale di Cagliari and Teatro Verdi di Sassari, April 29 - 30 1996
Engineered by Michele Palmas at Bunker Studio Mobile, Cagliari
Mixed by Marti Jane Robertson at the Medastudio - L'isola, Milano, January 7 - 9, 2001
Mastered by Claudio Giussani at the Nautilus Mastering, Milano, January 23, 2001
Produced by Gianfranco Cabiddu