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Mattinata di Matteo - Mando Liscio

By Mandolin Cafe
August 28, 2008 - 7:30 am

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Mattinata di Matteo

Mattinata di Matteo

Mando Liscio is the new recording from the group Mattinata di Matteo, a tribute to mandolin dance music composed for "smooth" dancing. In the early part of the 20th century, coupled ballroom dancers enjoyed the sweeping waltzes, mazurkas, polkas, and later, the Latin dances that kept dance halls busy well into the 1940s and 1950s.

"Ballo Liscio" music arrived with a Sicilian immigrant, Onofrio di Bella who came to New York City in 1908; he brought the lively dance tradition, the compositional abilities, a corral of composers, and the passionate desire to share this type of music. It spawned a whole genre of mandolin music that is played to this day in the San Francisco Italian neighborhood of North Beach at Caffè Trieste.

Passei Per Espana
Speranze Perdute
El Zopilote Mojado
Mio Dolce Sogno
Danza Spagnola
Il Portovoce
Viaggio a Messina
Lamento Borincano
Iona Tango
Sunset in Capri
Ziki-Paki, Kiki Pu

All the mandolinists, the guitarist and the accordionist have either played with or currently are performing with the Aurora Mandolin Orchestra, the Silver Strings Mandolin Ensemble among other bay area mandolin groups.

Additional information/ordering:
Contact Sheri Mignano Crawford
Zighi Baci Publishing
P.O. Box 2704
Petaluma, CA 94953-2704

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