The Madonna and the Volcano (1977)

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  • Featuring

    Humphrey Burton

  • Country

    United Kingdom

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    Non Fiction

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About the paradox of religious expression and suppression in the area around Naples, and the way that the people's music is bound up with the traditions of a Christian heritage with powerful pagan influences. Features Robert de Simone, composer and musicologist, and the "Nudua Campagina di Canto Populare", as well as various cults of the Madonna, and the miracle of San Gennaro.

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