PIETREVIVE DEL SALENTO
On August 16, the traveling festival "La Notte della Taranta," makes a stop in Ugento. Now in its 25th edition dedicated to the theme "The tradition of the new," Italy's largest traveling festival crosses 21 towns in Salento from Aug. 4 to 25, with 43 pizzica concerts, more than 400 artists and will lead up to the long night of the Concertone on Aug. 27 in Melpignano (Le), with the maestro concertmaster DARDUST, in the midst of rehearsal activity these days at the Cinema of Calimera together with the Orchestra of the Notte della Taranta. The sound journey between memory and vision of Concertone 2022 will be broadcast on RAI 1, Thursday, Sept. 1 at 11:15 pm.
It starts at 9 p.m. with music by the Cultural Association Pietrevive del Salento - Workshop of Dramaturgy and Popular Music of Salento, which operates in Salento in the field of theatrical and musical activities and research and study on traditions and popular culture, established after the dissolution of the "Compagnia Popolare in re" which, for about 30 years, was present in the area with various works in prose and music written and directed by Tonino Papadia. Active courses in acting, tambourine and dance (Pizzica) that find the interest of many young people and several interventions are made in schools through the presentation of school projects on popular music and theater, traditions and local history. He recently released the CD Sole, which represents the epilogue of a vast concert activity carried out with the show "Colors of the Mediterranean." Currently, as a result of research done on songs and music, which go beyond pizzica and Salento, it has enriched its repertoire with new arrangements and especially with a new musical and narrative path with the show: When the sun danced the night. The components are: Tonino Papadia, narrator; Antonio Saracino, woodwinds; Antonella Rubino, singing; Angelo Gaglione, singing, drums and percussion; Francesco Longo, accordion; Vito Bellanova, double bass; Angelo Guarini, guitar and erhu; Daniele Errico, synth; Ofelia Corrado, dance.
The music continues with Le Sette Bocche, a band that shares the experience of folk music, with a completely personal interpretative key, very close to Nu Folk or, as Marcello Colasurdo defined them: "Etno Local." The group's musical project begins with ethnographic research on the origins of the culture of the area, in which each member expresses his or her own musical background, to give body to a show inspired by the music, songs and dances typical of popular culture. The group has performed at numerous events in Italy and abroad. After their recording debut in 2014 with the album "Simm' sett 'ott e nuje" followed, in 2018, the second Live CD encompassing the experiences of the grueling summer and winter tours: #sfravecatour. This year, the group presents a new show entitled "Jettatour," a true musical therapy aimed at warding off and banishing fears and ailments. The group consists of Angelo Plaitano, voice and guitar; Daniela Dentato, drum; Alfredo Marraffa, flutes; Domenico Ingenito, violin; Antonio Rizzo, electric bass; Pasquale Di Lascio, drums; and Francesca La Ragione, dance.
Next up is the turn of Mascarimirì, a group from the world music scene with a unique and original sound, the result of more than 20 years of "Tradinnovation." The idea of electro world music par excellence is created by Claudio "Cavallo" Giagnotti, a musician-producer from Salento with Roma origins, leader and founder of the band since 1998. The Mascarimiri project, born in a still non-touristic Salento, which has always been at the forefront of sound experimentation, stands for the union of tradition and innovation with a powerful and engaging sound, enriched by the sounds of the whole Mediterranean and gypsy area. Today the group's sound is mature, always innovative, strong in the deep knowledge of its roots, with unmistakable international identity. With twelve studio albums under their belt and first-rate concert activity, Mascarimirì has been rewriting tradition for more than 20 years. The group consists of: Claudio "Cavallo" Giagnotti, vocals, tamburieddhu, programming, ethnic winds; Alessandro Schito, vocals, tamburieddhu; Matteo Torsello, vocals, electric guitar; Gabriele Martino, vocals, electric mandolin; Kasia Kurdziel visual, production.
AUG. 17 ZOLLINO VILLA COMUNALE
21:00 SOUTH OF BELLA CIAO with Riccardo Tesi, Elena Ledda, Lucilla Galeazzi, Gabriella Aiello, Alessio Lega, Nando Citarella, Maurizio Geri, Marzio Del Testa, Claudio Carboni. To follow Criamu
AUG. 18 GALATINA PIAZZA DANTE ALIGHERI
21:00 Pino Ingrosso
To follow Popular Orchestra La Notte Della Taranta
AUGUST 20 CASTRIGNANO DE’ GRECI PALAZZO DE GUALTIERIS
21:00 I Calanti
To follow Alla Bua
AUGUST 20 CUTROFIANO TOWN HALL SQUARE
To follow Li Strittuli - Compagnia di Musica Popolare Salentina
AUG. 21 CALIMERA MARKET AREA
21:00 I Trillanti
To follow Kalascima
AUG. 22 MARTIGNANO PIAZZA DELLA REPUBBLICA
21:00 Briganti Di Terra D'otranto
To follow Popular Orchestra La Notte Della Taranta
AUGUST 23 SOLETO PIAZZA OSANNA
21:00 Corpo Di Ballo La Notte Della Taranta - Pizzica In Scena
21:30 Rocco Nigro "Come fece come non fece" with Antonio Castrignanò, Giorgio Distante, Redi Hasa, Egidio Marullo, Fabrizio Saccomanno, Giuseppe Spedicato
To follow Enza Pagliara - Fasinfasò with Antongiulio Galeandro, Dario Muci, Gianluca Longo, Claudia De Ventura, Sofia Giordani Pagliara, Viola Centi.
AUG. 24 STERNATIA PIAZZA UMBERTO I
19:00 Laboratorio Di Pizzica
21:00 Unzapzap Bif Band
To follow Cgs - Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino.
AUG. 25 MARTANO LARGO PRIMO MAGGIO
To follow Nui...Nisciunu
Concertone: Aug. 27 in Melpignano - FREE ENTRANCE
The Itinerant Festival is a project of Fondazione Notte della Taranta supported by Regione Puglia, Pugliapromozione, Grecìa salentina, Istituto Diego Carpitella.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1etZhAHKKoQpHfZdzZe9nf4rz6ixtaC6X?usp=sharing here you will find more photos from previous Itinerant Festivals
Main Sponsor: DMJ Mercedes di Maurizio De Mariani
Partners: ACQUA ORSINI, GIORGIO CORVAGLIA, OFFICINA PAAR,
Social Partners: FRATRES, INTEGRATION.
Official Concert Carrier: SOUTH EAST RAILWAYS
Technical partners: BUSFORFUN, CARRA, FASSI.
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