I TAMBURELLISTI D’OTRANTO
On August 10, the traveling festival "La Notte della Taranta," makes a stop in Galatone. 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.
Rehearsals for the highly anticipated long night of the sound journey between memory and vision kicked off at the Cinema di Calimera with Dardust and the Notte della Taranta Orchestra.
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.
Music at 9 p.m. in Piazza San Sebastiano with the Tamburellisti di Otranto. Roots and traditions to be protected and passed on to future generations to remember their essence. Thus was born the idea of Massimo Panarese, a musician from Salento, to put together forty children with a passion for music and a sanguine talent for the tambourine instrument: what comes out is a mix of purest energy, which is linked back to traditions. This sums up the talents of the young group of "Tamburellisti di Otranto," birthed by the artistic - cultural association "Music...ando," desired by maestro Panarese and founded in April 2009, with the intention of bringing children and enthusiasts in general closer to popular music. The Tamburellisti represent a unique piece throughout the country, having established themselves as a real "case," so much so that they have attracted attention and consideration from many quarters: the group's debut took place a little over six years ago, when a small nucleus of 13 baby tamburellisti presented themselves to the public in Otranto, for their first performance. That narrow base, over the months, has grown into an ensemble, consisting of as many as 55 young percussionists.
Next on the stage of the traveling festival were the Kamafei. The word KamaFei is a compound in greek, wanted, sought and thought of by the late Gianni De Santis, which means warmth that flows, that warmth that accompanies the body in every season, which arises from the instruments between the ancient and the modern, the same warmth that is tried to transmit during the concerts which is returned by the audience. Kamafei presents itself to the audience with a show full of energy and full of involvement, a show that starts from respect for the land and roots with an ever-present tambourine that is supported by the innovation of modern instruments with the right balance, Pizzica-Pizzica, with a tambourine that meets modern sounds (never in excessive doses of electric bass notes), vocal melodies attentive to tradition but ready to contaminate and meet with modern styles. The roots of the Salento tradition blend with new sounds and expand to new horizons. The group is composed of: Antonio Melegari, vocals and tambourine; Alessio Giannotta, strings; Vittorio Chittano, accordion; Giovanni Palma, vocals and guitar; Matteo Coppola, drum-set; Marco Palumbo, electric bass.
Aug. 11 in Carpignano Salentino in Piazza Duca D'Aosta. At 9 p.m. music by Folkatomik followed by Officina Zoè.
The Itinerant Festival is a project of the Notte della Taranta Foundation supported by Regione Puglia, Pugliapromozione, Grecìa salentina, Diego Carpitella Institute.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1etZhAHKKoQpHfZdzZe9nf4rz6ixtaC6X?usp=sharing here you will find more photos of previous Itinerant Festivals
Main Sponsor: DMJ Mercedes of Maurizio De Mariani
Partners: ACQUA ORSINI, GIORGIO CORVAGLIA, OFFICINA PAAR,
Social Partners: FRATRES, INTEGRATION.
Official Concert Carrier: SOUTH EAST RAILWAYS
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