A journey in search of musical tradition in the Langa
told by the people faces, songs and voices.
The ethnomusicologist Francesca Borgarello travelled for two years through the Langa streets searching for old songs of the oral music tradition. Song by song she has rebuilt a relation plot that time was inexorably erasing. This deep research flows in 2007 into the book publishing entitled “Bundì Bundì deme na strèina a mi”. The documentary follows the last interviews and recordings and composes a puzzle that will succeed in the introduction of the research before an audience.
Bundì Bundì is based on the ethno musicological research by Francesca Borgarello in Alta Langa, edited with the book “Bundì Bundì deme na strina a mi” by cd-nota book edition in 2007. From the book drafts and from the audio recordings outcropped a word, which was pushily asking to be recomposed in a frame. The documentary gives back the environment and the way the meetings were lived as well as the interviews, which enabled to rebuild song by song, a priceless cultural heritage.
Bundì Bundì is a reality movie; there is no narrating voice and interviews are made with semi-subjective shots in order to focus the audience on the songs and on the informers’ faces. Just like music oral tradition, the movie lives on singers’ physical expression, on their mistakes, on their creation of a new strophe, and mostly on their own story. That is why the work does not restrict songs in a definitive version but simply transmits the great passion enlivening the oral song in Alta Langa.