David Marker to Demonstrate Zampogna and other traditional Italian musical instruments

May 10, 2013 1996

David Marker, the director of the feature-length film Zampogna: The Soul of Southern Italy, will be at this year's Italian American Heritage Festival of Iowa to demonstrate the zampogna and other traditional Italian musical instruments.

Marker, a 2009 graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, spent five weeks with his cousins in Sicily during the summer of 2007 and purchased a zampogna, a traditional Italian bagpipe. "The music was so raw and genuine," said Marker. "To me it was the most pure expression of what was truly 'Italian.' There was a real beauty in it. I felt proud that it was a part of my cultural past."

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