A Golden hillside. A sunny day. A shepherd and his sheep. Amunì! (Amunì means, “Let’s go!” in Sicilian.)
Flock of sheep grazing near Salemi.
In Sicilian mountain towns, playing and crafting zampogna, or bagpipes, was a part of life. There aren’t too many zampogna players left–just like there aren’t too many shepherds (the livelihood most closely tied to the mountains and zampogna) either. David Marker, an american of Italian heritage, has made it his mission to keep zampogna alive….