Pizzica Workshop


To follow

On Aug. 6, the traveling festival "La Notte della Taranta," makes a stop in Nardò. Now in its 25th edition dedicated to the theme "The Tradition of the New," the Ragnatela della Taranta, Italy's largest traveling festival, will cross 21 towns in Salento from Aug. 4 to 25, with 43 pizzica concerts, more than 400 artists and will lead, stage after stage, to the long night of the Concertone on Aug. 27 in Melpignano (Le), with the maestro concertmaster DARDUST, and will be broadcast on RAI 1, Thursday, Sept. 1 at 11:15 p.m.

Curated by the Corpo di Ballo della Notte della Taranta, the pizzica workshops return at 7 p.m., unmissable appointments for fans of the Salento dance who gather in the squares of the Festival's host towns to take part in the great dancing patrol. Large inclusive and open circles are formed led by the Taranta dancers who accompany the audience to discover the rhythm of the tambourine and the different expressions of the pizzica: courtship pizzica, pizzica tarantata and pizzica fencing.

At 9 p.m: kicking off with the music of "Ombre Illuminate," a sound project that represents a crossing over between spiritual music and traditional Sufi chanting inspired by the ancient texts of Sufi poems (207 Hijri- 1272 hijri) and Renewal through the development at the level of melodies rhythms and musical instruments used, and Sufi dance that evokes contact with the Divine and is represented through gestures of godalogue/prayer that find their origin in folk culture and the dimension of ritual and the sacred through languages and cultures that have influenced the Maghrèb and Mashrèq over the centuries, from antiquity to the present day. Everything is represented by colors, every vice and virtue passes through a hue, acoustic and visual, which also represents the growth of man, arriving at a mystical ecstasy represented by the liberation of the soul. A Project conceived by Ziad Trabelsi, a member of the Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio, an academically trained Tunisian musician who has maintained close ties with his country's folk music tradition. The result is a music and dance project with a strong rhythmic impact, between improvisation and spirituality and contamination. Ziad Trabelsi Oud, wtar, vocals; Emanuele Bultrini, guitar; Primiano di Biase, keyboards; Houcine Ataa, Sufi singer; Luca Casadei, accordion; Simone Pulvano, percussion; Paolo Rocca, clarinets; Con Elisa (Sufi dance , zar, Jedba, Takhmira) Ashai Lombardo (Gnawa dance, Egyptian Sufi Tannura) Musical processing and arrangements: Ziadtrabelsi - Paolo Rocca; Artistic direction: Ziad Trabelsi Director: Hafedh Khalifa

This will be followed by the performance of the Tarantarneo name and soul that indicates a journey and musical intersection between the province of Taranto and the Land of Arneo, ranging from San Pietro in Bevagna to Torre Inserraglio, from the indiavolata of Nardò to the Taranta of Lizzano, from the pizzica of Galatone to the Taranta of San Marzano. A journey where the tradition and popular music of Tarantarneo intersect with the energy of the audience and time stands still in one emotion. The group consists of Emanuele Liquori, drum and vocals; Francesco Pastorelli, drum and vocals; Cosimo Pastore, guitar, mandolin and vocals; Daniele Giumentaro, accordion and vocals; Giovanni Alemanno, woodwinds and percussion; Matteo Lotriglia, bass; Berenice Vozza and Alessandro Tagliente, dance.


Next stop

Aug. 07 in Sogliano Cavour in Piazza Falcone Borsellino.

At 9 p.m. Fondo Verri - fai solo quel che vi incanta concert-recital with G. Piero Rapanà, Simone Franco, Daria Falco, Bruno Galeone, Emanuele Coluccia, Vincenzo Grasso, Davide Chiarelli. To follow Tamburellisti di Torrepaduli.


The Itinerant Festival is a project of the Fondazione Notte della Taranta supported by Regione Puglia, Pugliapromozione, Grecìa salentina, Istituto Diego Carpitella.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1etZhAHKKoQpHfZdzZe9nf4rz6ixtaC6X?usp=sharing here you will find more photos from previous Itinerant Festivals
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