Sicily's geological, human history is narrated by Gianbecchina in a painful experience of the devastating earthquake that shook the Belice Valley.

Gianbecchina's "Terremoto" (1968) is an apocalyptic song, a song forged from a sorrowful resignation to the inescapable events of life.

The pain is all in the narrative, in its broad and monotone unraveling: but it is even more congealed in the "Women of Gibellina," or in the astonished faces of the "Sorrowful Mother" and those "Humble Ones," from whose defeat a new and more compact generating force seems ready to rise again.


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