First May celebration in Braccagni, Tuscany, Italy

May singers celebration in Braccagni, Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy

 

In Braccagni (Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy) each year on the 1st of May takes place the celebration of the May-singers, a ritual that back to the old May Day festivities. In a characteristical spot of the Maremma, groups of May and ballad singers as well as poets of ottava rima, coming from all parts of Tuscany, get together for a medley of begging songs, improvised verses and classical songs of old rural tradition.

Info

Gruppo Tradizioni Popolari

“Galli Silvestro”

web www.maggerini.it

e-mail sentinella@maggerini.it

tel.  (+39) 0564 863706 – 329007  (+39) 329 8965600

fax 1782285112

Translated by Hans Gerber

Archiviato in: LA VITA DI PAESE

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