Barbapedana (Milanese: Barbapedanna) is a word of uncertain origin that refers to a Milanese minstrel and cantastorie (`story singer`) that sang in such places as trani (the Milanese traditional osterie, i.e., pubs). While the word `barbapedana` dates back at least to the 17th century, `the Barbapedana` per antonomasia was Enrico Molaschi, a...
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