Folk singigns

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Folk singigns2018-07-10T15:34:40+00:00

Folk singings represent the soul a population, its ethos because they were linked to the everyday life events. They can be distinguished according to their category:

  • Lyric-monostrophe songs
  • Epic – lyric songs
  • Religious poetry
  • Iterative poetry
  • Narrative songs

Since singings were passed down orally, they had been subject to variations due to the individual creativity.

In 1969 Giuseppe Palasciano, together with a group of young people founded the folkloristic group” I Canti del Faso” . They recovered the original texts and sounds of the tradition.

 Lyric-monostrophe songs are characterized by a lyric or satirical content: strambotti, stornelli, serenades, pranks, arguments

  • [1] From “Amáuremìsâpecanté”. Latorre A., Legrottaglie L., Palasciano G., Amáuremìsâpecanté. Canti popolari di Fasano, Fasano Schena 1993

Epic-lyric songs are narrations or conversations on the theme of love in a legendary background: the characters are princes, kings and knights.

Religious songs represent one of the most ancient forms of the folk poetry . The song related to the Passion on the Good Friday focuses on three main situations: the Madonna looking for the Son, the dialogue between the Virgin and the Son behind the doors of the Praetorium, the curse on the gypsy .In the local version the song  is called “U Sàbbate Sànte” (the Holy Saturday) and begun a begging song since Easter wishes and the  request for some eggs have been included in the text

Iterative songs present the same motif repeated in regular intervals in order to make easier the memorization of  the narration

Narrative songs can be found in different documents of the oral tradition and are characterized by several strophes and a narrative development.