Intro, Zì Giannino.
Zì Giannino is a singer. The last one left of Scafati’s famous Tammurrianti trio. “Primmë cercë lëcienzië and po ‘i’ cantë” means asking permission from the public to perform, to make a good singing. It is a hymn to respect and music, an emotional presentation of those who perform. This document was specially recorded for Sangennarobar, at the home of Zì Giannino, during a long chat about music, folk and peasant tradition.
Jammucennë, Zì Giannino.
This is the greeting of Zì Giannino. Let’s go, after singing, dancing and playing until dawn.