We here at the Greenizen are absolutely in love with Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, a folk and popular music ensemble from Italy. The group was formed in 1975, by Daniele and Rina Durante, and included over the years some of Italy’s greatest musical talents. In 2007 the “elders” turned the band over to a younger generation, and CGS is now led by Daniele’s son Mauro Durante. The (younger, but still unbelievably talented!) ensemble performs some of the most gorgeous, emotive, and infectious music you will ever hear. They play a mix of traditional Italian music and their own amazing compositions. Their album Canzoniere, released in October of 2017, gets our vote for Album of the Year. Here is a video of the song Lu Giustacofane.


Lu Giustacofane by Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

Find out more about the band by visiting their website:

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino-Official Site


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