Pizzica workshop by the Taranta dance troupe

9 P.M.




The journey of the traveling festival "La Notte della Taranta" after the stop in Sogliano Cavour, August 5 arrives in Nociglia. On stage in Piazza Ruggieri, from 9 p.m. The Orchestrona of the School of Popular Music of Forlimpopoli in l'Europa Balla. The Orchestrona of the School of Popular Music of Forlimpopoli is, at the same time, an ensemble music class and a group that has been involved in Popular Music for more than 35 years. Next up are I Calanti, who are celebrating an important birthday this year, their 25th year of activity. The lineup consists of five musicians and four dancers who renew a family musical tradition made up of pure passion for the culture and folk traditions of Salento.

The one in Nociglia is the fifth stage of the La Notte della Taranta festival, which began on Aug. 1 and will cross as many as 25 locations in Salento until Aug. 27. A musical web that with its suggestions and rhythms has also reached the natural reserve of Torre Guaceto and will also arrive at the long-awaited appointment with the iconic bay of Sant'Andrea, for the special projects on the Humanity of Water, interweaving and creating reflections and insights with dance, theater, literature, philosophy to arrive at the Concertone on August 26 in Melpignano (Le), directed by FIORELLA MANNOIA.

Before the concerts, pizzica workshops curated by the Notte della Taranta Dance Corps return at 8 p.m. Ruggieri Square. In Nociglia there will be dancers Lucia Scarabino, Mihaela Coluccia, Mattia Politi, Stefano Campagna and Andrea Caracuta who will show the typical steps and movements of the pizzica pizzica to the audience, which always shows great interest and intense participation.

At 9 p.m., space for music with:


The Orchestrona of the School of Popular Music of Forlimpopoli is, at the same time, an ensemble music course and the group that has been involved in popular music for over 35 years. Davide Castiglia, has created an absolutely atypical formation, a mixture of a band and an orchestra, a faithful synthesis of the musical project that the Association is pursuing. The formation sees students and already experienced musicians side by side, through a journey of discovery of what are the "classics" and "standards" of the School of Popular Music, ranging among the folk melodies of Italy, France, Germany, Ireland, without neglecting some pieces of the ancient "liscio," telling the heterogeneous richness and enthralling beauty of traditional music. For the 2023 edition of the festival, L'Orchestrona proposes, in addition to the established repertoire, a special revisiting "in a folk key" of some iconic songs from the history of Italian and international rock.

Then it will be the turn of I Calanti

I Calanti, a Salento folk music group of five musicians and four dancers, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, during which time they have released six record works, and recently presented their new video clip "Caddhripulina." The members of the group are: Daniele Colitti (voice, tambourine, guitar), Mirco Colitti (voice, tambourine, castanets), Michele Costantini (voice, accordion), Federico De Pascali (voice, mandola, mandolin), Francesco Arnesano (voice, violin), Fabrizio Ricchello (dance), Anna Maria Manni (dance), Marco Franza (dance), Simona Tornisello (dance).

La Ragnatela della Taranta continues, Aug. 6 Racale, Aug. 7 Cursi, Aug. 8 Alessano, Aug. 9 Ugento, Aug. 10 Sant'Andrea - marina di Melendugno, Aug. 11 Carpignano Salentino, Aug. 12 Nardò, Aug. 13 Galatone, Aug. 14 LECCE, Aug. 16 Zollino, Aug. 17 Galatina, Aug. 18 Castrignano de Greci, Aug. 19 Cutrofiano, Aug. 20 Aradeo for the first time included in the Festival, Aug. 21 Martignano, Aug. 22 Soleto, Aug. 23 Sternatia, Aug. 24 Martano, Aug. 26 CONCERTONE DI MEPIGNANO, Aug. 27 Galatina - Night of the Patrols.


The theme of this 26th edition is IDENTITY, inspired by Italo Calvino, the writer whose centenary since his birth falls this year: "Identity is a bundle of divergent lines that find in the individual the point of interest," wrote Calvino in "Civilizations of Machines." A theme-world to interpret current reality that will be addressed in lectio magistralis by philosopher Umberto Galimberti guest in Martano on Aug. 24, by Tlon philosophers Maura Gancitano and Andrea Colamedici on Aug. 21 in Martignano, by criminal judge Maria Francesca Mariano on Aug. 19 in Cutrofiano, by journalist Marcello Veneziani on Aug. 23 in Sternatia, by theologian Vito Mancuso on Aug. 8 in Alessano, by writer Stefano Massini on Aug. 17 in Galatina, by journalist and writer Angelo Mellone on Aug. 13 in Galatone. FREE ENTRANCE

Festival 2023 is dedicated to Luigi Chiriatti, the recently deceased artistic director who worked to the end of his days on the Taranta's itinerant 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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