Saturday, June 7, 2008

Friday Night in the Garden

Last night there was a concert of Mediterranean folk music "from east to west" in the giardino on the Via della Sette Chiese, across from our apartment building. Three singers and eleven instrumentalists presented an hour and a half of traditional music with lutes, guitar, accordion, strings and tambourine. About 150 neighbors of all ages gathered to enjoy the music. While listening to the music, it was fun to see young children (and even older people) dancing around the perimeter of the performance area. The musicians were set up in front of the chiesetta (little church) of Ss. Isadoro and Eurosia built in the early 1800's when our neighborhood of Garbatella was farm land.

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