Modena City Ramblers

Modena City Ramblers
A group based in Italy, the Modena City Ramblers play an unusual variant of world folk music, pulling the traditions of many countries into one unique blend. According to their homepage:

[Their] music is colourful. There are the accordion of the Italian tradition and the uileànn pipe of the Celtic one; there are old Woody Guthrie's guitar and harmonica, and the Latin percussion of the Americans that live south of the Rio Grande; there is the firepower of rock-style electric guitars and drums. And there is, with a very important role, the contribution of contemporary Latin American literature, from Gabriel García Márquez to Luìs Sepùlveda. This liteature knows how to imagine a different world, and it does so with so much poetic power that it ends up getting writers and readers involved in the struggle for change. Modena City Ramblers call patchanka celtica the music made up by these elements.

I am currently researching more information on the MCR and their Gabo-related work. I would welcome any visitor who speaks Italian, or knows more about MCR, to help Macondo expand this site to something more concrete.

García Márquez-Related Works

Terra e Libertà -- This album contains several songs inspired by One Hundred Years of Solitude.


More Information

Modena City Ramblers Page -- This seems to be the largest MCR page, and is mostly in Italian, with some useful English sections. I pulled much of the images and information for Macondo's MCR pages from this site.

Modena City Ramblers Internet Fan Club -- This fan site is in Italian.

Remedios la Bella -- A page with the lyrics to the song based on Remedios the Beauty.

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Go To:

Music Main Page -- Back to the Music main page, where you will find the standard Macondo menu.

Daniel Catán -- To the Daniel Catán page

Bill Frisell -- To the Bill Frisell page.

Moxy Früvous -- To the Moxy Früvous page.

Radiohead -- To the Radiohead page.

Roger Reynolds -- To the Roger Reynolds page.

Juan Vicente Torrealba -- To the Torrealba page.


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--Allen B. Ruch
2 June 2003