UNZAPZAP BIF BAND
CGS - CANZONIERE GRECANICO SALENTINO
The travelling festival 'La Notte della Taranta' reaches its penultimate stop on 24 August in Sternatia. Now in its 25th edition dedicated to the theme "The tradition of the new", Italy's biggest touring festival will cross 21 towns in the Salento from 4 to 25 August, with 43 pizzica concerts and over 400 performers, leading up to the long night of the Concertone on 27 August in Melpignano (Le), with the concertmaster DARDUST, in full rehearsal activity these days at the Cinema in Calimera together with the Orchestra della Notte della Taranta.
Curated by the Corps de Ballet of the Notte della Taranta, the pizzica workshop returns at 7 p.m., an unmissable appointment for fans of the Salento dance, who gather in the squares of the towns hosting the Festival to take part in the great dancing round. Large inclusive and open circles are formed led by the Taranta dancers who accompany the public to discover the rhythm of the tambourine and the different expressions of the pizzica: courtship pizzica, pizzica tarantata and pizzica fencing.
The Unzapzap Bif Band opens the evening at 9 pm, conducted by maestro Luigi Morleo. It is a project based on an idea by Angelo Pellegrino for the Borgo in festa 2016 edition in Borgagne (Le). The performance is centred on the enhancement of traditional Salento songs, arranged by Luigi Morleo, with a totally unique and certainly unusual accompaniment using tools of work and everyday life, especially from the peasant area: hoes, rakes, pots, vats, etc. Each member sings and accompanies the band with a tool. There are two musical instruments on stage, Francesco Palazzo's accordion and Giuseppe Scarati's tuba bass, while Stefania Morciano and Ninfa Giannuzzi enrich with songs from the Salento tradition and areas of central and southern Italy. The evening's guest will be the young trumpeter Gabriele Blandini, who will embellish the show with his voluptuous improvisations respecting the most accurate traditional melodies.
Afterwards, the music continues with the Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino. Founded in 1975 by writer Rina Durante, (CGS) is a popular music group from Salento. The fascinating dichotomy between tradition and modernity characterises the music of the CGS: the group is composed of musicians who reinterpret in a modern key the traditions revolving around the famous ritual pizzica tarantata, which had the power to cure the bite of the legendary Taranta through music, trance and dance. Led by tambourine player and violinist Mauro Durante, who inherited the leadership from his famous and late father Daniele in 2007, the CGS is composed of: Alessia Tondo, vocals, percussion; Silvia Perrone, dance; Giulio Bianco, bagpipes, harmonica, flutes and folk winds, bass; Massimiliano Morabito, accordion; Emanuele Licci, vocals, guitar, bouzouki; Giancarlo Paglialunga, vocals, tamburieddhu, percussion; Francesco Aiello, sound engineer.
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Big Concert: 27 August in Melpignano - FREE ADMISSION
The Itinerant Festival is a project of the 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 can find more photos of previous Itinerant Festivals
Main Sponsor: DMJ Mercedes di Maurizio De Mariani
Partners: ACQUA ORSINI, OFFICINA PAAR,
Social Partners: FRATRES, INTEGRATION.
Official Concert Carrier: FERROVIE SUD EST
Technical partners: BUSFORFUN, CARRA, FASSI.
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