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Instruments: Calabria


  • Squeeze-box
  • Tambourine
  • Calabrian Lira (traditional musical instrument, characteristic of some areas of Calabria area of Locri and area of ​​Monte Poro (resort between Vibo Valentia Tropea and Nicotera, and from which all members of the group)
  • Guitar swing (another typical instrument of the Calabrian tradition, already present in the country since the fourteenth century, of undoubted home educated, it is also known as the Italian guitar as opposed to the guitar “classical” which was imported from France only a few centuries ago, is indicated with the term of French guitar; has a shape similar to an elongated eight, the shoulders have in fact a width close to that of the belly)
  • Pipita
  • Bagpipe
  • Friscaletto
  • Double flutes
  • Mandolin
  • Accordion
  • Tambourine
  • Castanets

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