CONSUELO ALFIERI in Doors to Punente

MASCARIMIRÌ 25 years Tradinnovation hosts HAKIM HAMADOUCHE in Electric Ronda


On August 18, Castrignano de Greci, hosts stage number 18 of the traveling festival "La Notte della Taranta," and does so by celebrating an important anniversary: the 25 years of artistic activity of Mascarimiri. It starts at 9 p.m. Palazzo De Gualtieris with Consuelo Alfieri, one of the voices of the Popular Orchestra of La Notte della Taranta, who offers her project: Porte a Punente and followed by Mascarimirì 25 anni Tradinnovazione who host Hakim Hamadouche, virtuoso of the Algerian mandola in Ronda elettrica: a moment of Mediterranean feast precisely, to pay homage, within the Notte della Taranta 2023 festival, to the 25 years of the group from Muro Leccese.

Consuelo Alfieri

The show 2023 takes its name from the recently released single and album "Porte a punente" and is inspired by the richness of Salento folk music and dance, revisited and re-proposed thanks to unreleased songs capable of engaging the audience with their cathartic and liberating energy. And by skillfully mixing traditional and contemporary dance elements that allow Consuelo Alfieri and her band to recover the primal propulsive force of the work, love and struggle songs of peasant culture, giving the audience a moment of authentic beauty and deep sharing. The band consists of Consuelo Alfieri (accordion and vocals), Giuseppe Astore (violin and vocals), Sergio Pizza (frame drums), Giacomo Contaldo (guitar), Carlo Massarelli (woodwinds), Serena Pellegrino (dance).

MASCARIMIRÌ 25ANNI guest Hakim Hamadouche and Ronda Elettrica

The special project Mascarimiri 25ANNI guest Hakim Hamadouche and Ronda elettrica represents a moment of Mediterranean celebration to pay homage, within the Notte della Taranta 2023 festival, to the 25 years of the group from Muro LecceseThe band, led by Claudio "Cavallo" Giagnotti hosts Algerian mandola virtuoso Hakim Hamadouche, longtime collaborator of French-Algerian musician Rachid Taha, now engaged in an international project to advance his language of electrification and contamination of kabyle culture, a historical region in the north from Algeria, a place with a unique musical culture. In his collaborations in addition to flanking Rachid Taha for over 20 years, he has worked with: Patti Smith, Mick Jones (The Clash), Brian Eno, Tricky and countless other internationally renowned musicians. The evening will be concluded by Ronda Elettrica a new "format by" Mascarimiri where the concept of the "traditional ronda" is married with the group's electronic beats in a Pizzica Pizzica that has no time, only emotions to dance to.

In 2023 they celebrate 25 years of activity by retracing their artistic and research journey through an entirely original live show. With thirteen studio albums under their belt and a first-rate concert activity, Mascarimiri rewrite tradition while remaining the most innovative lineup among the Pizzica Pizzica Salentina groups.

Claudio “Cavallo” Giagnotti voice, tamburreddhu (frame drum) programming, ethnic winds, Gabriele Martino voice, elettric mandolin, Alessandro Schito voice tamburreddhu (frame drum), Matteo Tornesello voice electric guitar, Katarzyna Janina Kudziel visual – production.

Ragnatela della Taranta continues on 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 Patrols. 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 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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