ALEGRÌA e LIBERTÀ is the encounter between the fiery Cantabrian sea, kissing the cliffs of the ‘Praia
das catedrais’, off the coast of Ribadeo and the languor of the Ionian Sea, coloring the Terra d’Otranto in
From muñeira to tarantella, this musical journey will take us on the paths of Santiago de Compostela,
through Galicia, this region of northwestern Spain, neighbor of Portugal, of Celtic culture; and on the
paths of Salento, in the extreme south-east of the Apulia region, described as ‘the heel of the Italian boot’.
ALEGRÌA e LIBERTÀ is dedicated to the meeting of the voices of memory; that of the ‘passionaria’ of the
Italian folk song, Lucilla GALEAZZI, and those of the ethereal ‘Galician cantareiras’ of IALMA.
A repertoire oscillating between tradition and modernity, sublimated by the virtuosity of the diatonic
accordionist, Didier LALOY, the energy of the metronomic tamburello player, Carlo RIZZO and the
excellence of the guitarist, Maarten DECOMBEL.
ALEGRÌA e LIBERTÀ are songs of women to each other, to strengthen themselves at work, while
harvesting potatoes or spinning jute fiber; to encourage themselves while waiting for their men, who
went fishing at sea; to resist when their songs are repressed by the dictatorship ...; popular songs that
bring back to culture, to the roots, to the identity that is passed on generation after generation by a
From moving vocal fusions to mystical lyricism, ALEGRÌA e LIBERTÀ is also the joy of singing and dancing
... in absolute freedom.