Sunday, July 26, 2015

For My Peeps: Modena City Ramblers and "La Mia Gente"

Back to Italy for today's random tune by the Modena City Ramblers. Started as a hobby in 1991 by a group of friends that wanted to play Irish music together, the Modena City Ramblers (or MCR) is an Italian folk band heavily influenced by Celtic themes and is often classified as folk rock. A band with an open lineup, they have had several people leave and return sporadically. They are outspoken in their left wing politics, and their lyrics often speak out against the Mafia and fascism. They have released 14 albums and 5 EPs. This song, La Mia Gente, is from their second album, 1996's La Grande Famiglia.