Occitan music is the traditional music of Italy. Occitan is the name of the valleys of Italy from where this music arose and became the most powerful music of Italy. Italy is a land of rich musical traditions. It competes with the countries like Ireland, UK and Spain that are best known for their music and singing in the world. It takes lot of courage to compete with their music and singing..
Italy is full of rich music and the best of its collections can be seen at the World Music Central. The wonderful collection of the traditional Occitan music on the religion of the valleys of Italy can also be found in Italy. The music mostly consists of ballads that is a kind of performance that is performed in the valleys of Occitan on almost all of their celebrations and occasions.
These celebrations are so famous that are known in the whole of Italy and not only in the Occitan valleys. There are many different valleys in Italy other than Occitan valleys and they all have their own way of performing in their celebrations with Occitan music in which they all differ from each other. Their steps of dances, melodies, all are very different from each other so the variety is seen in Occitan music of Occitan valleys of Italy.
Another group formed by the vocal singers like Samuela Gallinar and Gael Princivalle and the instrument players like Giorgio Albani played guitars and bass and also made the traditional folk music. The famous musicians and singers would try and explore the ancient music of Occitan and add new versions to them and make very different music out of it but keeping in mind not to hurt any of their religious occasions.
That means that they would create new modern music but keeping in mind that they are not suppose to hurt the feelings of older people of Occitan valley.A few of the instruments were traditionally used in the Occitan music are the violin, organ, clarinet, accordion as well as the wind instruments are also used in the Occitan music.
In 1970, a famous person Eugenrio Bennato had great love for music of Southern Italy. So he thought of creating some wonderful music in Italy. For that he made a new company of popular songs. He made music with some of the best musicians and singers. He performed mane shows with these singers and musicians and within no time he became the most popular music company in Italy.
In 1990, he also created a new movement known as Taranta Power, to promote a rapid whirling dance of the Southern Italy. His music Da Iontano consists of beautiful songs of Occitan music. This music is so wonderful and melodious that while listening to it you will start dreaming and start dancing in your dreams. He made this music with instruments like tambourines with electric instruments.
Gai Saber is another lover of Occitan music who also showed a lot of interest in Occitan music. He changed Occitan music with flutes, and sets of drums. Gai Saberís latest invention of Occitan music competes with the music of 21st century of the European people and his modern music was also played in the European clubs. Italy became famous for its Occitan music and as the music advanced new and new musicians it emerged from the music world of Italy.