Canto di spartenza

Song performed by Matilde Politi, a folk songwriter from Palermo. The song, called canto di spartenza, describes the distance, the abandonment and the farewell of a lover who has to leave the community for different reasons.


Lu tamburellu meu

Music performed with a traditional instrument from Italy, tamburello. Performed by Livia Giaffreda.

Santu Paulu

This traditional song from Salento (IT) is about Saint Paul defending the people from spider bites during their work in the land. Performed by Livia Giaffreda.

Canto dei Salinari

During the picking of the salt, the workers, Salinari, used to sing in order to count the baskets filled with salt and to keep the rhythm during work.


Sicilian traditional ironic song about a poor barber. Performed by Nino Nobile.


Music performed by Nino Nobile with a traditional Sicilian instrument, mandolino.

U parrinu

This song s about a father who wanted his son to become a priest, but the boy didn’t want to because he liked women. The protagonist of the song is the son who felt in love with a girl attending the church. Performed by Nino Nobile.

E sulu vegnu

A traditional Sicilian serenade performed by Nino Nobile.


BOEMI Building Our Employment skills through Music Investigations and new media is an innovative capacity building project involving 5 involving 5 partners – Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo “Danilo Dolci” (CSC)(Italy), Crossing Borders (Denmark), IYEC (Ghana), Jeunesse En Action “GNO FAR” (Senegal), Asociación para la Integración y Progreso de las Culturas Pandora (Spain) – from 2 different continents (Europe and Africa) that envisages to use non formal education, Reciprocal Maieutic Approach and music as a tool for youth development, and more specifically to raise employability skills of over 270 youngsters.

The project aims at promoting transnational non-formal learning mobility activities between the different countries, targeting both young people with fewer opportunities and youth workers, so as to increase their competences and active participation in society. BOEMI aims particularly at growing youngsters’ self-esteem and feeling of belonging to society, increasing the confidence in their “unique selling points” and transforming their interest in music into employability skills. The project also intends to empower youth work organisations, developing new working methods, tools and materials based on non-formal education and experimenting music as an educational pedagogical tool.

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