Polyphony of Ceriana: The Compagnia Sacco

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Polyphony of Ceriana: The Compagnia Sacco, Part 1
In Ceriana, a village in West Liguria on the southern slopes of the Italian Alps descending to the Mediterranean coast, people love to sing. Among not less than five choirs,…
Polyphony of Ceriana: The Compagnia Sacco, Part 2
In Ceriana, a village in West Liguria on the southern slopes of the Italian Alps descending to the Mediterranean coast, people love to sing. Among not less than five choirs,…
Polyphony of Ceriana: The Compagnia Sacco, Part 3
In Ceriana, a village in West Liguria on the southern slopes of the Italian Alps descending to the Mediterranean coast, people love to sing. Among not less than five choirs,…

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