December 11, 2014

Around the Web: Zampogna and Zampognari

Photo courtesy of Made in South Italy Today
Past events and traditions, such as Christmas, were much more suggestive than those practiced today.
One of these traditions, that of the 'zampognari' could almost be described as a myth and just one of those important phenomena which today seems to be enjoying a timid, but a strong and steady revival.
The zampognaro is that ancient mythical figure inextricably linked to that of shepherds and their nomadic pastoral way of life, spent looking after herds of sheep and goats away from home. Continue reading