The Pipes of the Mezzogiorno

Dec 04, 2014 581

By Giovanni di Napoli


The bagpipes are an ancient instrument, dating back thousands of years; they're even mentioned in the Bible (Genesis 4:21).

Here in America we normally associate the bagpipes with the Irish and Scottish, who have a long and storied tradition with this wonderful instrument. However, many Americans, even those of Italian ancestry, are unaware that Italy has an ancient bagpipe tradition of it's own. Ironically, this tradition is not in the North where there was Celtic influence, but rather in the South, with its ancient Hellenic heritage.

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Fonte: Magna Grece

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