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Italian Folk Music – Domo Emigrantes

The ethic Italian folk band providing this week’s musical interlude for Italy Chronicles is known as Domo Emigrantes.

The band’s extensive repertoire includes traditional tunes from folk songs from Sicily, Puglia, Campania, Calabria and the musical accompaniment for traditional Italian dances such as the tarantella, pizzica, and the tammurriata. As well as Italian folk music, the band’s members share a passion for traditional folk tunes from all around the world – this will extend their already extensive repertoire considerably!

Domo Emigrantes, founded in 2009 in Lodi, a town near Milan, are:

  • Stefano Torre, singer and polyinstrumentalist
  • Filippo Renna, percussionist, singer and songwriter
  • Luca Consolandi, accordionist, organist and composer
  • Donato Pugliese playing the violin, and
  • Ashti “under construction” Abdo  – who undoubtably does something musical but I can’t recognize him from the video.

Aside from playing in Italy, the band has also played in France, Russia, Moldova, and Lithuania.

Here is a medley of Domo Emigrantes doing their musical thing, and doing it rather well, I might add:

Domo Emigrantes Medley

[youtube width=”556″ height=”469″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VLe-BsID9k#t=163[/youtube]

If you liked that, you should like these tracks too:

Stidda d’amuri

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Sala da Barba

Pizzica di San Vito

If you liked all the above, you might be interested to hear that the band also has an album which can be found on iTunes, here: Domo Emigrantes – the Album

Alternatively, you might like to visit their website which, and well done to them, is also in English: Domo Emigrantes.

You might even like to consider booking the band for an event or inviting them to a concert, in which case, see this page: Contact Domo Emigrantes

I’d like to tell you where you can hear them live, but their 2014 tour dates are not yet available.

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