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Bonum Est

wed 3 apr 2013 14:00 

Bonum Est: a programme on Gregorian Chant. Eastern Liturgies 20 p Grecia Salentina – I passiùna tu Cristù.

In episode 116 of Bonum Est we focus on the paraliturgical kalimera tradition of Salento. 
The usage of the Kalimera is very common in southern Italy amongst the agricultural people who have an orthodox background. The usage is also known as "A’Llazzaru" as it has to be sung on "Lazarus Saturday"; this is the Saturday before Palm Sunday and the Holy Week.
"ce ‘gghike i Marta ce i Mataléna n’is doi cunfòrto cinìs Maria
ca na mi’ppiàki tosso ti’ppena ca ìsi’tto’ ccosmos èn’amartìa;
ton ejavénnane ‘on sfurtunàto ce ìpie sflitto ma ce pricò-vo
ìson so prama ‘sa’ppreparáto ichan non vàlone so stavvrò-vo"
translation: "Marta and Magdalena comforted Mary so she would not suffer too much over the sins of the world. 
They showed Him, the unfortunate, restless and bitter, that it was a conspiracy to crucify Him.
(fragment from a Passiuna)
1. En Ìsala Na Su Po’ (Martano, 15.8.1968)
2. En Ìsala as Cantu de lu trainieri (Martano, 17.8.1968)
3. Rendinèddha mu (Martano, 17.8.1968)
4. Pizzica taranta (Martano, 15.8.1968)
5. I Passiùna tu Cristù (Salento, 1953)
6. I Passiùna tu Cristù (Martano, 15.8.1968)
7. Passiuna (1999)
8. I passiuna (2006)
9. Passiuna di Cristu (27.3.2010: Festival Arrah nenè, Alezio)
10. Aria a tre
1-4, 6: Salvatore Russo, Pantaleo Stomeo, chant & Paolo Farì, fisarmonica.
Bosio, Gianni and Clara Longhini. 2007. 1968 una ricerca in Salento: suoni grida canti rumori storie immagini. Ed. Luigi Chiriatti, Ignazio Macchiarella, and Gianni De Santis. Lecce: Kurumuny, CD 2 & 3 (Copyright Istituto Ernesto De Martino).
5: Recording by Alan Lomax and Diego Carpitella (first edition 1954).
Remastered CD: The Alan Lomax Collection – Italian treasury Puglia: the Salento, Rounder Records, 2003.
7: Savina Yannatou, Primavera en Salonico.
CD: Virgin Maries of the World, Lyra/Musurgia Graeca, 1999.
8: Imma Gianuzzi, Arakne Mediterranea
CD: Gramma, 2006.
9: Carla Maniglio, chant. Anna Cinzia Villani, chant & organetto.
10: Anna Cinzia Villani, Margherita, Luce & Giuseppina Musìo
CD: Ninnamorella, Anima mundi, 2008.
For more information: Costa, Diana. "I Passiuna tu Christù – Rito e teatro di una cantica popolare della Grecìa Salentina." Antropologia e Teatro. Rivista di Studi 2 (2011): 140–169. Check this link.
On the picture: Salvatore Russo, Paolo Farì, Pantaleo Stomeo: performance of I passiùna tu Cristù. Photo by Clara Longhini (Bosio & Longhini 2007, 133)

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