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Zampogna International Festival – Scapoli

July 2021. Zampogna players from all over the world in the province of Isernia.

Zampogna International Festival - Scapoli Italy Molise
July Molise -Scapoli  Fairs/Flea markets | Festival | Folklore/Traditions | Music

Festival Internazionale della Zampogna - Scapoli - MoliseThe Zampogna International Festival takes place every year on the last weekend of July in Scapoli, Molise.

This music instrument, used by the shepherds, was already known by the Ancient Romans, who used to call it “Utriculus” (small wineskin), for its characteristic sack that is used as an air supply, allowing a fluent sound and interrupted sound.
Scapoli (near Isernia) is famous for having preserved the knowledge of the old construction techniques of Zampogna which consists in using different wood essences, especially the olive, cherry and plum trees.

This year, te trade show and the Zampogna International Festival is celebrating its 46th edition. The first Festival occurred in fact in 1975.
The event concerns the comparison between different cultures and traditions. For the festival in Scampoli so many Zampogna players arrive from all over the world that the town is considered the International Capital of Zampogna.

Scapoli is part of the Orange Flags in the province of Isernia in Molise region.
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(photos: event’s official website)

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