PowerPoint Presentation: The term "folk dance" is sometimes applied to dances of historical importance in European culture and history; typically originated before 20th century. In our area there aren’ t many folk dances but there are some folk songs and groups.
I GIOPPINI: The show that the Group performs includes songs in dialect and lively popular dances which embrace the local culture and tradition. The subjects of the songs derive from old poems of local authors and the coreography shows moments of every day life. The group of I GIOPPINI DI BERGAMO” were founded after the second world war, in May 1950, in the suburb of BORGO PALAZZO by Rino Lorenzi, passionate and diligent researcher of folk culture, under the name of “BANDA FOLKLORISTICA DEI GIOPÌ’’ and originally, was a musical band with tin instruments played only by men. I GIOPPINI
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NOTER DE BERGHEM (DE SURA): Founded in San Pellegrino Terme, where they obtained their first success, the group ''NOTER DE BERGHEM" (de sura), an ''Ensemble'' constituted of a friendly group of individuals from the Brember Valley who provide popular typical regional foklore music and songs, in a friendly and funny manner. Every single member has his/her own specific experience in the musical environment, amongst these the founder ADRIANO OPRANDI, singer songwriter, keyboards, and guitarist, brother of TITO who was an important jester of the Brember Valley, and greatly missed leader of two important groups "ME' LU E E CHEL OTER" (Me, him, and the other one) and " LE VOCI BREMBANE" (The Brember Voices). NOTER DE BERGHEM (DE SURA)
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ARLECHI E I SO FRADEI’: The group of “L’Arlecchino e chi oter Zani so’ fradèi” from San Giovanni Bianco (where Arlecchino's home is) plays the Bergamo origin of the famous mask of improvised comedy. Recovering rhythms and dances of folk mountain parties, the group is composed by thirty people who, with their old cart of Tespi, take part to passings and entertainments where both surprising representation and involving public are important. In addition to the carnival customs, the group shows the real story of Arlecchino who, as a buffoon from Bergamo, reaches Venice looking for luck. ARLECHI E I SO FRADEI’