Theater FABRIZIO SACCOMANNO and MARCO SCHIAVONE in La guerra del vino, a show by Ura Teatro


ASSURD in Jesce Sole - A journey through southern Italy among traditions and original compositions

LI STRITTULI - Salento folk music company


On August 11, the traveling festival "La Notte della Taranta" arrives in Carpignano Salentino and meets theater. This year's edition, in fact of the itinerant embraces all art: music, dance, debates on the theme of identity and theater, precisely. At 8:30 p.m. in Largo Giudecca on stage Fabrizio Saccomanno and Marco Schiavone in La guerra del vino, a show by Ura Teatro. The Wine War is the show loosely based on the book of the same name by Alfredo Polito and Valentina Pennetta by and with Fabrizio Saccomanno music by and with Marco Schiavone. Sixty years after those peasant struggles that, in the province of Brindisi and in the towns of Northern Salento, marked entire communities, the process of building a collective memory becomes urgent and valuable, especially if based on the search for a shared elaboration. 

From 10 p.m. instead, the show moves to Piazza Duca D'Aosta and lights up with the music of Assurd in Jesce Sole - A journey through Southern Italy between traditions and original compositions that brings to light the feminine universe by drawing from the repertoire of traditional Neapolitan song and from texts of their own writing and of Li Strittuli - Compagnia di musica popolare Salentina.

Theater FABRIZIO SACCOMANNO and MARCO SCHIAVONE in The Wine War, a performance by Ura Teatro

The context is the tale of Salento's centrality in the national wine market for the entire 20th century, to which some of its communities link the not-yet-quite-overgrown relationship with the death of three young winemakers-including a woman-which occurred in 1957 in the Brindisi area, in San Donaci, one of the major centers of wine production in Puglia.


ASSURD in Jesce Sole - A journey in southern Italy between traditions and original compositions

 A journey in Southern Italy between traditions and original compositions. This is the philosophy of the Assurd project "jesce sole tour," which brings to light the female universe by drawing from the repertoire of traditional Neapolitan song and from texts of their own writing. The ensemble is composed of traditional instruments and to these is added the electric double bass instrument that transforms traditional sounds into modern ones. Further characterizing the project are the three female voices that, if well very different from each other, achieve perfect harmony in the choral parts. The concert tells of the great strength and power of women of the past and present, speaks of the need for acceptance of the different (a theme that is more contemporary than ever today), addresses the male universe by speaking of it with gentleness and irony, and speaks of love in eternal conflict between joy and pain. The line up consists of Lorella Monti; vocals, frame drums Cristina Vetrone; vocals, accordion Chiara Carnevale; vocals, frame drums - percussion Fulvio Di Nocera; electric double bass.


 "Li Strittuli," a group formed in 1996, uses typical instruments such as the violin, accordion, accordion, guitar and the Salento frame drum to then research songs from the Brindisi area in their hometown of San Pancrazio Salentino. They become intimate with local elders and draw from there to enrich and complete their musical repertoire, which features pizzica pizzica, pizzica tarantata, stornelli d'amore, work and protest songs.

The Ragnatela della Taranta continues on August 12, Nardò, August 13, Galatone, August 14, LECCE, August 16, Zollino, August 17, Galatina, August 18, Castrignano de Greci, August 19, Cutrofiano, August 20, Aradeo for the first time included in the Festival, August 21, Martignano, August 22, Soleto, August 23, Sternatia, August 24, Martano, August 26, CONCERTONE DI MEPIGNANO, August 27, Galatina - Night of the Roundabouts. FREE ADMISSION.


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 the 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, and 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 until the end of his days on the Taranta touring 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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