The tour of the traveling festival "La Notte della Taranta" continues, stopping in Castrignano De' Greci on August 19. Now in its 25th edition dedicated to the theme "The tradition of the new," Italy's largest traveling festival crosses, from Aug. 4 to 25, 21 towns in Salento, 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 p.m.
At 9 p.m. the evening kicks off with the music of I Calanti, a group of five young musicians and a couple of dancers almost all belonging to the Colitti Family of Ugento, who renew a family musical tradition in which the passion for the culture and folk traditions of Salento is handed down from generation to generation. The group was founded with the intention of preserving and spreading the cultural heritage of the Colitti family and in 2018 celebrated 20' years of activity. Over the years they have released 5 record works including a live CD/DVD. The members of the group are: Daniele Colitti, vocals, tambourine, harmonica, classical rhythm guitar; Mirco Colitti, vocals, tambourine, tammorra, castanets; Michele Costantini, vocals, accordion; Francesco Arnesano, violin; Federico De Pascali, mandola and mandolin; Fabrizio Ricchiello, cupa cupa, tambourine, mute violin, dance; Anna Maria Manni and Emanuela Capone, tambourine and dance.
This will be followed by a performance by the group Alla Bua, on the music scene for 30 years, born from the most traditional experiences of Salento's musical culture. From the patrols of the historic feast of San Rocco in Torrepaduli, to the itinerant nights of singing in Santu Lazzaru, to the typical festivities in the courtyards. Alla Bua, which in Grico means alternative medicine, or other cure, inspires the group's soul and sound. The cure: in the past against the poisonous bite of the legendary taranta, today against the flatness of modern society. A cure to the sound of pizzica-pizzica, a strong, warm and liberating dance. In recent years the repertoire has been enriched with original songs composed by the authors themselves. The members of the group come from various towns in Salento and they all have the common consciousness of feeling the legacy of popular music as their own with the great desire to play it, pass it on and popularize it, but also to evolve it in a totally "spontaneous" and creatively influenced by their various musical roots. The group consists of: Irene Toma, voice and oboe; Gigi Toma, tambourine and voice; Dario Marti, guitar and voice; Fiore Maggiulli, tambourine and voice; Emanuele Massafra, violin; Francesco Coluccia, accordion; Gianni Dell'Anna, sound engineer.
AUG. 20 CUTROFIANO PIAZZA MUNICIPIO
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 of Maurizio De Mariani
Partners: ACQUA ORSINI, OFFICINA PAAR,
Social Partners: FRATRES, INTEGRATION.
Official Concert Carrier: SOUTH EAST RAILWAYS
Technical partners: BUSFORFUN, CARRA, FASSI.
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