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"Le Danza Di Syraka" is the newly-released album by Carmelo Salemi & Tarabballà. A splendid collaboration album that brings together the magical sound of Carmelo Salemi's self-crafted "friscalettu", the reed flute of the ancient shepherds, and the voice and rhythms of the Sicilian folk group Tarabballà. (Visit the IndieGuild CDstore for direct "buy" links.)
The idea of saxophonist Pino Ciccarelli when he first formed "Concerto Musicale Speranza" was to create a musical project that would highlight traditional concert band music through a reworking of some of the most significant compositions used to accompany popular rituals and processions in the Italian peninsula and thereby to establish a bridge between the present and the past.