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CD Booklet 20 Pages  - Release Date: 2000 - Music of Protest

Track List

1 Canto Dei Malfattori  4:43
2 Giovanna Marini Intro:20
3 Marsigliese Del Lavoro  4:08
4 Figli Dell'officina  2:44
5 Giovanna Marini Intro   1:56
6 Sono Cieco E Mi Vedete  3:55
7 La Morte Di Anita  3:42
8 Giovanna Marini Intro   2:54
9 Addio A Lugano  3:58
10 Batton l'otto  4:37
11 Giovanna Marini Intro  1:00
12 Nostro Messico  2:29
13 Giovanna Marini Intro  0:33
14 Miseria, Miseria  2:41
15 Giovanna Marini Intro  0:56
16 O Venezia Che Sei la Più Bella  2:58
17 La Brigata Garibaldi  2:52
18 Giovanna Marini Intro 2:33
19 Il Canto Dei Deportati  4:07
20 Stornelli D'esilio  6:37


The "Horns and Cants of Fight" Choir was born as a workshop / seminar held by Giovanna Marini (later supported by several collaborators such as Xavier Rebut and, at present, Sandra Cotronei) within the Popular Music School of Testaccio, to become then, over the years, a true choir, or, as Giovanna Marini often says, "a group of people animated by good intentions", engaged in concerts of various kinds; in fact it performs in public both independently and in collaboration with the Band of the Popular Music School of Testaccio.

The name "Horns and Cants of Fight" is born from the type of repertoire he is dealing with: during lessons / trials, hymns and songs of struggle and work are studied and analyzed, that is, those songs composed at specific moments or historical events, mostly born from well-known authors but usually related to oral tradition. The main function of these songs is precisely to denounce, to protest, to show indignation and disapproval, to remember and pass on chronicles and life experiences; to tell the story, not the "official" story, but the private, the one personally experienced by the people, the one that the authorities often try to forget.

These songs are generally simple and linear with the classic division between verse and chorus; their primary purpose is to reach the mind of the people who listen to them as quickly as possible.

Among the peculiarities of this choir one can emphasize the use of the voice different from the classic one. In fact, a type of natural emission, typical of popular tradition, is used, which, inter alia, makes the text more understandable. This type of emission uses the resonant points that are in the face mask; it is a thrust and nasalized voice that offers the singer different possibilities, greater individuality and the search for a richer variety of timbres.

In addition, there is no typical subdivision into sopranos, contralts, tenors, and lows, but simply in male and female voices, without a predetermined function for any type of voice. Any second voices, counterclockwise, harmonized can be performed by anyone and are studied and tested from time to time, in some cases fixed, in other improvised at the time giving rise to ever-changing performances.

From the union of Choir with the Band of the Folk Music School of Testaccio, the show "Leaves Flying" was born, which has the main purpose of the dissemination and the knowledge. So, the public concert as a fundamental moment in which a larger number of viewers can get to know this repertoire.


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