Viterbo, Italy – Stampa Alternativa has published a book titled Folk Geneticamente Modificato, (genetically Modified Folk) which focuses on the contemporary Italian folk music scene. The author is Luca Ferrari, who spent two years doing the research.
The book includes a resources area with listings of record labels, distributors, booking agents, magazines and radio shows. There is also an accompanying CD, which features some of the most important new talent in Italy: Riccardo Tesi, Daniele Sepe, Baraban, Uaragniaun, Alberto Cesa, Fiamma Fumana, B.E.V., La Macina, Destrani Taraf, Sancto Ianne, and Antonello Paliotti Trio.
Luca Ferrari is the author of numerous books about rock musicians, such as Nick Drake, Syd Barrett, Tim Buckley, Captain Beefheart. He is also a writer for Folk Bullettin, the main publication about Italian traditional music.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.