The golden voice of Italian music ARISA is the super host of the Notte della Taranta 2023 scheduled for Saturday, August 26, in Melpignano, Salento. She will perform two of the most famous songs of popular culture: Ferma Zitella and Lu Ruciu de lu mare.
"I am overjoyed and excited. It is an honor for me to meet the Taranta audience, said Arisa. It will be a wonderful journey into the rhythms of Salento that recall the sounds of my Basilicata. Two territories that have experienced geographical isolation but thanks to Culture have managed to determine their growth. I thank Fiorella Mannoia for the invitation. Being a guest in this edition dedicated to women is a source of pride. With her I will sing Ferma Zitella, a song that particularly struck me from the first listen. I can't wait to get on the magical Taranta stage and dance the pizzica."
Starting today in Salento, ARISA will be in the rehearsal room with the Popular Orchestra La Notte della Taranta led in this edition by percussionist Carlo Di Francesco and conductor Clemente Ferrari in the Cavallino Bianco Theater in Galatina. The artist will also be engaged in the dance studio in Soleto with choreographer Francesca Romana Di Maio to immerse herself in the pizzica dance.
The singer from Potenza arrives on the Taranta stage after blowing out 41 candles yesterday, Aug. 20, at the height of a dazzling career that began in 2009 with her victory in the newcomers category of the Sanremo Festival with the song Sincerità. In 2010 she launched her television career, landing last year in prime time on Maria De Filippi's talent show Amici. Winner of the Mia Martini Critics' Prize, ARISA will also give the Taranta audience the verses of La Notte taken from the album Amami arranged and produced artistically by Mauro Pagani, maestro concertatore from 2007 to 2009.
With her intense and enveloping voice, ARISA completes the guest artist cast of Concertone 2023, which will also host TANANAI and BRUNORI SAS.
The Concertone della Taranta will be broadcast on September 2 on RAI 1, in late evening, with direction by Stefano Mignucci, set design by Marco Calzavara and photography by Marco Lucarelli.
The Notte della Taranta Festival is a cultural project of the Notte della Taranta Foundation funded by REGIONE PUGLIA and PUGLIAPROMOZIONE with contributions from Unione dei Comuni della Grecìa Salentina and the Ministry of Culture and the collaboration of the Diego Carpitella Institute.
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