Nt 6743 2
NewTone Records - nt 6743 cd / mc
Totore Chessa two rows melodeon
Annamaria Puggioni voice in "Costera" e "Barbagia"
Luigi Lai launeddas in "Ballu Seriu"
Nicola Loi Jew's harp in "Organittos"
1. Baronia (ballu brincu) 4.45
2.Costera (danza) 3.41
3. Supramontes (ballu tundu) 5.37
4.Sonettes (pass'e trese) 4.05
5.Ballu Seriu (passu torrau) 6.06
6.Dilliriana (dillu) 4.51
7.Triedds (campidenesu) 6.44
8.Barbagia (passu torrau) 4.44
9.Mandrolisai (ballu tundu) 5.12
10. Balentia (sa danza) 5.51
11. Organittos (danza / passu torrau) 2.45
The two rows melodeon, the small diatonic accordion, is the instrument that in our century most contributed to keep alive and develop the traditional music. As for other countries and areas (Ireland, Quebec, Basque Regions, Louisiana) where the instrument is very popular, also in Sardinia this instrument has developed a very high degree of virtuosity, surely the most particular in Italy.
TOTORE CHESSA is today the most know and the most in demand two rows melodeon player in the island, the most wanted for dances and feasts, the point of references for the younger players. Heir of the great master of the tradition.
TOTORE is, first of all, a master of technique: the perfect presentation of the melodies, the control of the bellows, the dexterity on the bass parts made him one of the most well respected virtuous of the instrument.
Further on TOTORE CHESSA is today the only one able to perform the different dances of the various parts of the region, with an energy and a rhythmic impact unparalleled.
This recording is filling up an hole: it didn't exist a CD presenting the great tradition of the two rows melodeon in Sardinia. Here not only we have the best performer but also a unique collection of the repertoire of dances on the island.
To the success of the recording collaborated some prestigious guests: Luigi Lai - launeddas, Annamaria Puggioni - voice and Nicola Loi - trunfa (Jew's harp), creating combination of new sounds and great energy.
CHESSA Totore from Felmay Shop