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Italian Zampogna

Charlie Rutan playing the Italian Zampogna

Italian Zampogna

Italian Zampogna Bagpipe is a generic term for a number of Italian double chantered pipes that can be found as far north as the southern part of the Marche, throughout areas in Abruzzo, Latium, Molise, Basilicata, Campania, Calabria, and Sicily. The tradition is now mostly associated with Christmas, and the most famous Italian carol, “Tu scendi dalle stelle” (You Come Down From the Stars) is derived from traditional zampogna music.

However, there is an ongoing resurgence of the instrument in secular use seen with the increasing number of folk music festivals and folk music ensembles.other elbow, which squeezes the bag to control the flow of air to the reeds (which make the notes).

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