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Canto della Ginestra

by Mario Romeo

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"...and men loved darkness rather than light" (John 3:19)
Composed and produced to commemorate the Portella della Ginestra massacre of peasants and workers during May Day in Sicily (May 1, 1947), and to celebrate the resilience of us all, workers and free citizens of today's world, to the hard times we are living because of a pandemic determined by the greed of the few under Capitalism.
[ Further info on the historical massacre: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portella_della_Ginestra_massacre ]


released May 1, 2020

Music by Mario Romeo
Mario Romeo: accordion (chromatic button type)

Produced by Gianluca Cangemi & Luca Rinaudo

Recorded at home (Nunziata di Mascali, Sicily - Italy) during Coronavirus lockdown on April 29, by Mario Romeo with the generous help of Manuel Nicolosi and production advice from Gianluca Cangemi
Mixed and mastered by Luca Rinaudo at Zeit Studio (Palermo, Sicily - Italy)
Artwork and graphic design by Antonio Cusimano a.k.a. 3112htm from a photo by Peggy Choucair
Catalogue number: AMH001 [Almendra Music (from) Home, 001]
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