For many years the group has taken an interest in Balkan
musical traditions and regularly performs instrumental
and vocal works from the Balkan regions including Macedonia,
Rumania and Ex Jugoslavia. In the same programme, Barbapedana
also introduces us to the rich world of gypsy
music and the jewish klezmer
of Eastern Europe.
Togheter with traditional folk instruments ( including bagpipes,
panpipes, tapān and derbuka) tipical of the countries represented,
the group also performs on violin, piano accordion, guitar, mandolin,
clarinet and a rhythm section with electric bass and drums.
Exciting rhythms and yearning melodies intermingle with one
another giving life to a performance that also aims at involving the
In April 1997 the group produced Sherele,
the CD that, for Barbapedana represents
the beginning of a new phase in which elements of Balkan and
East European music are examined and reinterpreted ia a personal way,
oscillating between ancient and more modern styles.
In November 1998 the group produced his second Cd I Tre Lorienti, with
Italian and European traditional Christmas songs.
The new CD Yol (road), of June 2000, is also a mix of balkan, klezmer & gipsy music.
The musicians are:
mandore, tambura, voice
derbuka, frame drums
piano accordion, rhythmic voices
Renato Tapino clarinet, sax, gajda, panflute, shawms, recorders,
founded in 1978 and performs in various ways ( including concerts and
shows) and collaborates with theatre, multivision and dance groups.
the CD Sherele (1997) the group has
produced three audio cassettes: Lautareasca
(1989), Lč rivā el
Barbapedana (1993) and Cuore
di cane ( 1995).
has performed in
many important festivals both in Italy (including the Venice
Biennial ) and abroad.
Renato Tapino - Via Morandi, 2 - 31031 Caerano di San Marco (TV) - Italy
Tel. 0423/858069 - email :
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