RAIZ & RADICANTO in Quilt of Stars

EDOARDO ZIMBA in Zimba ca te passa



For the first time in its history, the traveling festival chooses Aradeo among the stages of the musical web that will reach 25 cities. A debut in the town of the "pizzica di Aradeo" and the unforgettable Pino Zimba will see on the stage set up in the municipal villa: Arakmea, followed by Raiz & Radicanto in Trapunto di Stelle: a show that revisits the life and songs of the great singer-songwriter Domenico Modugno in the form of a theatrical and musical oratorio. Closing is Edoardo Zimba, son of the late Pino in: in Zimba ca te passa. The performances are scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.


"Arakmea" is a group born from a shared passion for music and folk traditions. The elements that compose it have a common goal, that of keeping alive songs, melodies and customs belonging to the history of the Salento territory, respecting their authenticity, adding a pinch of personality and enthusiasm. The lineup consists of: Luigi Caprioli, voice and drum; Stefano Scalese, accordion; Fabrizio De Pascali, voice and accordion; Mattia Chittano, voice and guitar; Samuele Anchora, violin; and Debora Perrone, dance. The ambition of these young people is to bring their peers closer to the beauty of folk music so as not to forget the melodies of their ancestors.

Raiz & Radicanto

A show that revisits the life and songs of the great singer-songwriter Domenico Modugno in the form of a theatrical and musical oratorio. Sounds, stories, narratives that referred to and inspired by the millenary tradition of southern Italy: a land of contacts. A land of emigration and hospitality at the same time. Raiz & Radicanto with their arrangements give with charm, elegance and strong emotional charge to the singer-songwriter's melodies, crossing the seasons of Modugno's life from Puglia to the north, from his passion for theater and cinema, to radio, to song, to the Sanremo Festival, to his international career. The music takes the audience on an emotional journey through the sparkling, pathos-laden poetry of Domenico Modugno evoking an important piece of Italy's history and customs from the postwar period to the present day. The production, produced and staged by the ensemble itself, is inspired by "song theater" as a musical and theatrical art form. The group consists of Raiz, singing Maria Giaquinto, singing and narration Giuseppe De Trizio, classical guitar, arrangements Adolfo La Volpe, electric guitar Giovanni Chiapparino, accordion Francesco De Palma, cajon, percussion

Edward Zimba

Edoardo Zimba, son of the great Pino Zimba, descends from a family of traditional music singing musicians. He recently kicked off his first musical project, "Zimba ca te passa," designed to bring more youthful and rock sounds to traditional music with the intent of bringing the now distant new generations closer to the world of "pizzica pizzica." From this intent, his need and hunger for experimentation and discovery of combinations of sounds that are modern and based on a broader vision that looks toward word music was born.


Ragnatela della Taranta continues Aug. 21 Martignano, Aug. 22 Soleto, Aug. 23 Sternatia, Aug. 24 Martano, Aug. 26 CONCERTONE DI MEPIGNANO, Aug. 27 Galatina - Notte delle Ronde. FREEENTRANCE.


Festival 2023 is dedicated to Luigi Chiriatti, the recently deceased artistic director who worked to the end of his days on the touring Taranta 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.


Main Sponsor: DMJ - DE MARIANI Group


Official Carrier: Ferrovie SUD EST



Technical Partner: BUSFORFUN, APOS


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