A Vuci Longa

In Lipari, in the Aeolian Islands, in the province of Messina, the peasant songs with multiple voices were called “A Vuci Longa“: “C’erunu chiddi ca purtàvunu e chiddi c’accurdàvanu” meaning there were those who carried (intoned) the song and those who harmonized (performed a form of choral accompaniment).
This ensemble originates from an idea by Maura Guerrera, enthusiastically embraced by Matilde Politi and Simona Di Gregorio: three women, three voices, three cities in Sicily (respectively Messina, Palermo, and Catania), with the common desire to pay homage to the polyphonic oral traditions of Sicily. The driving force behind this encounter is the shared desire of these three Sicilian artists to weave their voices together to enhance and revitalize a precious, complex, and still relatively unexplored heritage.

2019 | 10° Edition, Europe, Italy, Sicily