Taranta Talk MAURA GANCITANO AND ANDREA COLAMEDICI Tlon: I Work and Think About Me. Rediscovering Identity through Art, in a World Defined by Work



GIANCARLO PAGLIALUNGA in Arneo Tambourine Project special guest REDI HASA


On Aug. 21, Martignano, hosts the stage of the traveling festival "La Notte della Taranta." It starts at 8:30 p.m. in Piazzetta Palmieri with Taranta Talk featuring Maura Gancitano and Andrea Colamedici Tlon: I Work and I Think About Me. Rediscovering Identity through Art in a World Defined by Work. From 10 p.m. Republic Square lights up with the music of: Nui...Nisciunu and Giancarlo Paglialunga in Arneo Tambourine Project special guest Redi Hasa.

Maura Gancitano and Andrea Colamedici Tlon: I work and think about me. Rediscovering Identity through Art in a World Defined by Work
This talk examines the intersection of work and personal identity, leveraging themes from the book "But Who Makes Me Do It? How Work Deluded Us: The End of the Spell" (Harper 2023). In the modern era, work has become a ubiquitous entity that informs our self-perception and our relationships with others. But what happens when we free ourselves from the spell of work? In "I Work and I Think About Me," we delve into the depths of our identity, examining how work has shaped our self-perception and how we can begin to untether our personal identity from our work, and blur its contours into "we." The goal is to encourage critical reflection on our society's entrenched assumptions about work and to stimulate the search for a broader and more authentic definition of personal identity.

NUI NISCIUNU - Cultural association of pizzica and folk songs
'Nui... Nisciunu,' a group of Salento's pizzica and folk songs, was founded in Aradeo in 1999 and has since then labored with care, research and passion to carry on the tradition of Salento music. The musical group consists of seven elements: Giuliano Conte, tambourine and vocals and group leader; Leonardo GUIDO, vocals and guitar; Silvia Menallo, violin; Amelia Carluccio, vocals; Daniele Caputo, tambourine; Eleonora De Benedetto; and Nico Imboldi, accordion.

Arneo Tambourine Project special guest Redi Hasa
Arneo Tambourine Project was born from the passion of Giancarlo Paglialunga, an unmistakable voice and drummer in the Salento folk music scene. The union of nine tambourines, including the most representative voices of Salento, from Rachele Andreoli to Francesco Franchettone Motolese, bringing to life the traditional rite of Ronda. Through the ancient and powerful sound of tambourines and voices, the concert becomes an introspective and mesmerizing journey. The group is enhanced by the sonic presence of two of the best bellows in the current Word scene, Massimiliano Morabito and Rocco Nigro. The group is composed of Lucia Passaseo, Giancarlo Paglialunga, Rachele Andreoli, Edo Zimba, Gioacchino de Filippo, Emanuele Liquori, Carlo e Pascali, and Francesco Motolese all vocals and tambourine, while Massimiliano de Marco vocals tambourine and guitar, Rocco Nigro accordion andMassimiliano Morabito diatonic organ. Special guest of the evening Redi Hasa.

The Ragnatela della Taranta continues on Aug. 22 Soleto, Aug. 23 Sternatia, Aug. 24 Martano, Aug. 26 CONCERTONE DI MEPIGNANO, Aug. 27 Galatina - Notte delle Ronde. FREE ENTRANCE


Festival 2023 is dedicated to Luigi Chiriatti, the recently deceased artistic director, who worked until the end of his days on the Taranta Itinerante program.

The Itinerant Festival is a cultural project of the Notte della Taranta Foundation funded by REGIONE PUGLIA and PUGLIAPROMOZIONE with the contribution of Unione dei Comuni della Grecìa Salentina and the Ministry of Culture and the collaboration of the Diego Carpitella Institute. The Notte della Taranta Foundation would like to thank the Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve and the municipalities of Corigliano d'Otranto, Calimera, Sogliano Cavour, Nociglia, Racale, Cursi, Alessano, Ugento, Melendugno, Carpignano Salentino, Nardò, Galatone, Zollino, Galatina, Castrignano de' Greci, Cutrofiano, Aradeo, Martignano, Soleto, Sternatia, Martano, Melpignano and the city of Lecce.


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