9 P.M. SAN VINCENZO SQUARE
PIZZICA IN SCENE by the TARANTA DANCE BODY
SCAZZACATARANTE in Sciamu Alli Balli
On August 9, the traveling festival "La Notte della Taranta" reaches Ugento. On the stage in Piazza San Vincenzo, the evening opens at 9 p.m. with Pizzica in Scena by the Corpo di Ballo Taranta and continues with concerts by Maria Mazzotta whose repertoire is the result of meticulous research and extreme respect for the various cultures that make it up, with particular regard for the vocal characteristics of each musical tradition. In 2023 she presents a new live project as a trio: with her on stage are guitarist Ernesto Nobili and percussionist Cristiano Della Monica.
Afterwards it will be the turn of Scazzacatarante in Sciamu Alli Balli.
Before the music, the opening of the evening sees dance as the protagonist with a "pizzica in scena" project that for several years now has been one of the most interesting and fascinating proposals for the festival's spectators: Pizzica in scena: a moment of performance in dance in which some evocative places in the city or village reached by the traveling web become a natural and evocative setting for the "pizzicato" choreographies.
Maria Mazzotta is one of the most appreciated voices on the European world music scene. Ranging naturally from the sounds of Southern Italy to Balkan cadences, the repertoire proposed by Mazzotta is the result of meticulous research and extreme respect for the various cultures that compose it, with particular regard for the vocal characteristics of each musical tradition. In 2023 she is presenting a new live project as a trio: with her on stage are guitarist Ernesto Nobili and percussionist Cristiano Della Monica, two eclectic personalities with whom she is recording a new record work that will see the light of day at the end of the year. The electric sounds of post-rock meet Maria's visceral interpretation, creating an original and profound union. The search for this sound is rooted in the past, stemming from teenage listening and a passion for a musical genre that for years the singer from Puglia thought could not become part of her record production. Since January 2020, the year that marked her solo debut with the release of the album "Amoreamaro," her project has touched 25 countries. The new show is the result of all this traveling, encounters and influences, emotions and reflections on modern society. For the first time in her 20-year career, Maria Mazzotta chooses to express the straightforward life force of the country tradition through contemporary, suburban-sounding instruments.
Scazzacatarante is a musical project that began in 1998 in Galatina, when a group of friends united by a passion for pizzica pizzica decided to carry on the Salento folk tradition. The new work proposes different musical styles, bringing together the rhythm of the Salento pizzica with raggamuffin and pachanga. Lineup: Tony De Giorgi (Drum and vocals) Matteo Gaballo (Violin and vocals) Davide Donno (Drum and vocals) Roberto Margati (Soprano sax/ clarinet) Luca Congedo (Acoustic drums) Pantaleo De Pascalis (Accordion) Lorenzo Codazzo (Electric bass).
The Ragnatela della Taranta continues August 10 Sant'Andrea - marina di Melendugno, August 11 Carpignano Salentino, August 12 Nardò, August 13 Galatone, August 14 LECCE, August 16 Zollino, August 17 Galatina, August 18 Castrignano de Greci, Aug. 19 Cutrofiano, Aug. 20 Aradeo for the first time included in the Festival, Aug. 21 Martignano, Aug. 22 Soleto, Aug. 23 Sternatia, Aug. 24 Martano, Aug. 26 CONCERTONE DI MEPIGNANO, Aug. 27 Galatina - Night of the Patrols. FREE ENTRANCE.
The theme of this 26th edition is IDENTITY, inspired by Italo Calvino, the writer whose centenary since his birth falls this year: "Identity is a bundle of divergent lines that find in the individual the point of interest," wrote Calvino in "Civilizations of Machines." A theme-world to interpret current reality that will be addressed in lectio magistralis by philosopher Umberto Galimberti guest in Martano on Aug. 24, by Tlon philosophers Maura Gancitano and Andrea Colamedici on Aug. 21 in Martignano, by criminal judge Maria Francesca Mariano on Aug. 19 in Cutrofiano, by journalist Marcello Veneziani on Aug. 23 in Sternatia, by theologian Vito Mancuso on Aug. 8 in Alessano, by writer Stefano Massini on Aug. 17 in Galatina, by journalist and writer Angelo Mellone on Aug. 13 in Galatone.
Festival 2023 is dedicated to Luigi Chiriatti, the recently deceased artistic director who worked to the end of his days on the Taranta's 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.
Main Sponsor: DMJ - DE MARIANI Group
Sponsor: ACQUA ORSINI
Official Carrier: SOUTH EAST Railways
Cultural Partner: ACQUEDOTTO PUGLIESE
Social Partner: FRATRES, L'INTEGRAZIONE, L'ADELFIA, OLIVAMI
Technical Partner: BUSFORFUN, APOS
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