Morte al fascismo! (Death to fascism!) Italian anti-fascist music to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the march on Rome

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Sun, 11/06/2022 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Fascist March on Rome, October 1922, from Wikipedia
Join host Paul Roland for a guided tour through Italy's music of resistance

 

 

One hundred years ago, in late October, 1922, Mussolini and his fascist paramilitaries planned an insurrection in Rome. On October 29, the day after they entered the city, Prime Minister Luigi Facta resigned and King Victorio Emmanuel III declared Mussolini Prime Minister, thus ushering in the terrible and bloody age of Fascism. Socialist, Communist and Anarchist activists, party members and revolutionaries had long had their own songs of struggle and unity. Now old songs were brought to the service of the anti-fascist resistance and new ones were born.

For today's show commemorating that fateful march on Rome and the social and political repression and war that ensued, we bring you a variety of contemporary songs of the anti-fascist resistance, along with later songs telling stories from that time, and some latter-day anti-fascist tunes.

There is, of course, the most famous that we all know, "Bella Ciao," but also "Fischio il Vento," "Siamo Ribelli della Montagna," "La Brigata Garibaldi," and so many others. With the internet, it's easy to find many versions of these songs, as well as translations in English. You can find a number of them here.

An interesting article on the history of Italian resistance music is "ITALIAN PROTEST SONGS: CANTI POPOLARI, CANZONI DI DENUNCIA & MUSICA IMPEGNATA."

 

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Episode Playlist

  • Time
    9:00
    Artist
    Mirco Menna & Banda di Avola
    Song
    Evviva
    Album
    Italia 4: Atlante di Musica Tradizionale
    Label
    Felmay
  • Time
    9:03
    Artist
    I Gufi
    Song
    La Badogliede
    Album
    Non So Non Ho Visto Se C'Ero Dormivo
    Label
    Columbia
  • Time
    9:05
    Artist
    Gruppo Folk Italiano
    Song
    Siamo I Ribelli
    Album
    Canti della Resistenza
    Label
    I Dischi dello Zodiaco
  • Time
    9:07
    Artist
    Fausto Amodei
    Song
    Se Non Li Conoscete
    Album
    Se Non Li Conoscete
    Label
    I Dischi Del Sole
  • Time
    9:13
    Artist
    Modena City Ramblers
    Song
    Fischia Il Veno
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    9:18
    Artist
    Modena City Ramblers
    Song
    I Ribelli Della Montagna (feat. Bandabardò
    Album
    Appunti Partigiani
    Label
    Mescal
  • Time
    9:22
    Artist
    Stormy Six
    Song
    Per I Morti di Reggio Emilia
    Album
    Guarda Giu Dalla Pianura
    Label
    Ariston Progressive
  • Time
    9:29
    Artist
    Gruppo Folk Italiano
    Song
    Il partigiano
    Album
    Canti della resistenza (A cura di Paolo Castagnino Saetta)
    Label
    I Dischi dello Zodiaco
  • Time
    9:31
    Artist
    Skassapunka
    Song
    Bella Ciao
    Album
    Rudes Against
    Label
    Kob Records
  • Time
    9:34
    Artist
    Pankrti
    Song
    Bandiera rossa
    Album
    Zbrana Dela (1977-1988)
    Label
    ZKP RTVSLO
  • Time
    9:37
    Artist
    99 Posse
    Song
    Antifa
    Album
    You tube
    Label
  • Time
    9:41
    Artist
    Gang
    Song
    Alle barricate
    Album
    Sangue e cenere
    Label
    Gang
  • Time
    9:46
    Artist
    Marc Ribot & Tom Waits
    Song
    Bella Ciao (Goodbye Beautiful)
    Album
    Songs of Resistance 1942-2018
    Label
    Anti/Epitaph

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