BRUNORI SAS guest at the Notte della Taranta 2023.

On August 26 in Melpignano (LE), the singer-songwriter from Cosenza will be on stage at the Concertone directed by Fiorella Mannoia.

His poetic credibility is once again affirmed in the choice of songs he will perform: Lule Lule in the Arbëreshë language and Aremu in Grico. Accompanied by the famous Popular Orchestra Notte della Taranta with the coordination of percussionist Carlo Di Francesco and conductor Clemente Ferrari, Dario Brunori will give the audience a new narrative through the two songs linked by the feeling of nostalgia.

"It is the tangible sense of the research that is accomplished and manifested every year in the Concertone, explains Massimo Manera president of the Notte della Taranta Foundation. Minority languages are saved languages in the contemporary dimension of music. In 2023 we take a further step forward. We entrust Brunori with the task of not only singing songs in Arbëreshë and Grico but also of rediscovering regional literature itself. A literature that has territorial dictation as its primary datum. The anthropological value of this path has always been fundamental in that dialogue between identity and territory, belonging and linguistic heritage, patterns of nostalgia and learning."

On the strength of the consecration he has achieved with his successes in the palasport venues, Dario Brunori has won numerous awards attesting to his authorial caliber including the Tenco prize, the Faber plaque, the silver ribbon, the Ciampi prize and many others. He is one of the main artists in Italy capable of conceiving a song as a cultural and artistic fact, who knows how to describe reality according to the attitude of our best songwriters. "In his creative seasons," reads the motivation for the award dedicated to De Andrè, "Brunori has marked out a path in which fidelity to his own poetics and his own way of seeing things is the central motif.

One of the most appreciated artists on the contemporary singer-songwriter scene, Brunori Sas shines for his unmistakable irony that shines through in his songs full of authentic tales about the everydayness of small things. His latest major studio work, Cip!, is platinum. He recently ushered his return to the music scene with "La vita com'è," the unreleased track that graces the soundtrack of "Il più bel secolo della mia vita," the new film by Alessandro Bardani starring Sergio Castellito and Valerio Lundini, the film presented at the Giffoni Festival that will arrive in all theaters starting Sept. 7.

The writing for Concertone 2023 continues in Galatina's Cavallino Bianco Theater with the Popular Orchestra busy choosing the 30 songs that will make up the set list. Unmissable are the powerful Taranta of Lizzano, the long-awaited Aria Caddhipulina, and the hypnotic Pizzica of Stifani. Work in progress also in the dance hall of Soleto where choreographer Francesca Romana Di Maio guides the steps of 10 folk dancers and 4 academic dancers engaged in the composition of ten paintings.

The Concertone della Taranta will be broadcast Sept. 2 on RAI 1, in late evening with direction by Stefano Mignucci, set design by Marco Calzavara and photography by Marco Lucarelli.

The Notte della Taranta Festival is a cultural project of the Notte della Taranta Foundation funded by REGIONE PUGLIA and PUGLIAPROMOZIONE with contributions from Unione dei Comuni della Grecìa Salentina and the Ministry of Culture and the collaboration of the Diego Carpitella Institute.

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