Trumpeters And Troubadours: New And Old Music From Italy World music DJ Betto Arcos just got back from an Italian vacation. He joins NPR's Jacki Lyden with some of his favorite musical finds.

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Trumpeters And Troubadours: New And Old Music From Italy

Trumpeters And Troubadours: New And Old Music From Italy

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The band Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino is leading the revival of an old Italian folk style called taranta, which has hypnotic rhythms meant to have restorative powers. Daniela Cardone/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The band Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino is leading the revival of an old Italian folk style called taranta, which has hypnotic rhythms meant to have restorative powers.

Daniela Cardone/Courtesy of the artist

World music DJ Betto Arcos is fresh off a trip to Italy — and just because he was on vacation doesn't mean he wasn't in listening mode. The host of Global Village at KPFK in Los Angeles joins weekends on All Things Considered once again to spin some of his favorite new Italian music, along with a few selections plucked from history. Click the audio link to hear his conversation with NPR's Jacki Lyden, and check out his picks below.

Betto Arcos: Italian Music

Cover for Francesco da Milano: Il divino

Fantasia

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Paul O'Dette

  • Song: Fantasia
  • from Francesco da Milano: Il divino
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Nu Te Fermare

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Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

  • Song: Nu Te Fermare
  • from Pizzica Indiavolata
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Turismo In Quantità

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Peppe Voltarelli

  • Song: Turismo In Quantità
  • from Distratto Ma Però
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La Follia Italiana

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Paolo Fresu Devil Quartet

  • Song: La Follia Italiana
  • from Desertico
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