The traveling festival "La Notte della Taranta" on August 21 stops in Calimera in the market area. 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 full rehearsal activity these days at the Cinema of Calimera together with the Orchestra della Notte della Taranta for the unmissable appointment with the Concertone on Aug. 27, which returns to embrace the public.
At 9 p.m. it starts with the music of I Trillanti. They were born in 2013 to sing loudly in the squares, in the streets, the stornelli and songs of Ciociaria, an area from which the group comes. The group defines itself as a project that travels on two parallel tracks, both anchored to the roots of the native territory, but with peculiarities that at the same time differentiate them. On the one hand, the road of research and recovery of sources to guard, preserve and bring to light - through innovative arrangements wrapped in a cloak of boldness - traditional songs known in the past only to a few. On the other, novelty and creation: singing the contemporary world through original pieces and by means of instruments, sounds, and dances of the past cohesive with those of the present. It speaks of a work of primarily cultural importance, thus of the people, giving and receiving in return the dignity of the intangible choreographic and musical beauties of Lazio and central and southern Italy. Composing the group are Mattia Dell'Uomo, drums, percussion and vocals; Simone Frezza, accordion, accordion and vocals; Elisabetta Rossi, vocals; Valerio Frezza, classical and battente guitars, bouzouki and mandolin; Pierpaolo Rossi, viola and violin; and Alessandro Magnante, bass and transverse flute.
Next on the festival stage comes the music of Kalàscima. A group of musicians who grew up together playing and singing the hypnotic melodies and rhythms of the magical ritual linked to tarantismo, they reinvent the tradition with a mix achieved by mixing massive doses of electronics and lysergic beats with original melodies and the folk atmospheres of their origins. Salento dialect, Grico and English language create an imaginary bridge between Apulian music and the international scene. Kalàscima's live set is energetic and powerful and embraces typically traditional and rare instruments (bagpipes, ciaramella, launeddas, tambourine, accordion, irish bouzouki) and modern instruments (laptops, loop machines and synthesizers) for a completely original sound that, while remaining tied to tradition, opens up with an international, contemporary and urban breath. The group is composed of Federico Laganà, frame drums, percussion and vocals; Massimiliano de Marco, guitar, bouzouki and vocals; Luca Buccarella, accordion and vocals; Aldo Lezza, bagpipes, electroneddas and flutes; Michele D'Elia, drums and live electronics; and Giovanni Chirico, baritone sax.
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.
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Main Sponsor: DMJ Mercedes di 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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