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Canzone di Malavita

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In Italy, the generic category canzone di malavita (‘crime song’) refers to a set of songs about crime, past and present. The texts describe robberies and murders, the lives of famous bandits and criminals; or the rituals and codes...

Canzone Napoletana

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...For many music historians, the canzone napoletana (Neapolitan song) has ancient origins. As Naples can boast an enduring musical tradition which dates back at least to the fourteenth century, a long line of scholars has attempted to draw...