Zampogna, the Italian Bagpipe

This fellow is playing a zampogna, an Italian bagpipe. Zampogne (plural for zamponga) are found throughout Italy. Sicily has a strong tradition of exploiting the droning sounds of zampogne—created from air vibrating through either a single or double reed—for its folk music, specifically from mountainous regions where sheep and goat herding are prevalent. The air…

Alfio Antico is a percussionist, composer, and performing artist from Lentini in the province of Siracusa. He is a specialist in playing the tammorra, a large frame drum made with sheep or goat skin, adorned with or without jingles. It’s more accurate to say however, that Antico has revolutionized the technique of playing the tammorra….

Santo Vitale is a very talented drum maker and percussionist based in Palermo. He made one of my favorite drums—the one I play most often. Santo is a member of La Bottega delle Percussioni. More at www.santovitalepercussioni.it #palermo #drums #drum #tamburelli #tamburello #percussion #santovitale #bottegadellepercussioni #music #musica #folkmusic #musicafolk #sicily #sicilia #sicily_tourism #italy #ig_sicily #italia…

Gruppo Folk Soluntum is a music and dance ensemble made up of performers from Casteldaccia, Santa Falvia, Bagheria, and other communities. The ensemble researches, preserves, and performs the folk traditions of Sicily. They perform throughout Sicily and beyond. #singer #cantante #tambourine #tamburello #strumentipopolari #folkmusic #musicafolk #musicapopulare #casteldaccia #santaflavia #bagheria #palermo #sicily #sicilia #siciliabedda #italy #italia…

Southern Italy and Sicily have an ancient tradition of drumming and dancing practiced for anything from celebrations to healing rituals. These frame drums (called tamburelli in Italian) are a modern example of the instrument design used for centuries: wood treated and formed into a circle, then covered with a dried goat, sheep, or even, fish…