On Monday 4 September, at 11.25 pm, the twenty-sixth edition of La Notte della Taranta will be broadcast on RAI 1, the Concertone that celebrates the pizzica and popular culture of Salento. A night dedicated to women and in defense of women with the strong message launched by Tananai: Enough is enough, no one else.
The Concertone which recorded a record attendance in the square, 200,000 who came from all over the world, becomes a television program directed by Stefano Mignucci, created with the support of the Puglia Region and Puglia Promozione. The show conducted by Fiorella Mannoia was filmed by 11 television cameras with special drone shots that give the public the image of the square colored by thousands of tambourines.
The evening will be opened by Fiorella Mannoia with the intense "A day on a Friday" dedicated to Luigi Chiriatti. In the background a lunar scenario designed by Claudia Andrioli and Carolina Stamerra Grassi which opens the rich sequence of images designed to project the symbols and beauty of Puglia. Starting from the sea. The waves, the lighthouses and the boats guided by the lights chosen by Marco Lucarelli, immerse us in Arisa's song "Lu ruciu de lu mare", the first piece in the lineup that ends with the enchantment of the verses of La Notte.
The masterly and applauded interpretation of the singer from Potenza turns the spotlight on the Popular Orchestra Notte della Taranta and on the Taranta Ballet, protagonists of an amazing show. Ec Ec follows, a song in arbëreshë interpreted by Salvatore Galeanda, embellished by the refrain Menamenamò. The second guest of the evening, Tananai arrives on stage intoning the famous Tango to introduce the powerful "Ri Lo La La", a song in Grico that the young artist chooses to send a clear message to the public against violence against women: Enough is enough, no 'other, he writes in red on the shirt he's wearing. In the background fountains that flow and jets of water introduce the overwhelming "Acqua de la funtana" sung by Consuelo Alfieri engaged in a colorful dance created by the choreographer Francesca Romana Di Maio. Fiorella Mannoia's precious cameo is Bocca di Rosa, a tribute to Fabrizio De Andrè introduced by the Salento folk song "T'aggiu amatu comu na rosa". A cascade of virtual flowers introduces "Lule Lule" the song in arbëreshë interpreted by Brunori Sas. Trio of pizzica in sequences unleash the audience: Pizzica di San Marzano interpreted by Stefania Morciano, Pizzica di San Vito with all the voices of the Popular Orchestra and Pizzica di Aradeo which brings Tananai back to the stage in a duet with Antonio Amato.
It is still Fiorella Mannoia who gives the poignant poetics of the song "Madonna ti lu mare". Deep atmosphere that introduces a moving interpretation of "Santu Paulu de Galatina" entrusted to Giancarlo Paglialunga and the women of the corps de ballet who stage a modern invocation. Women's rights are a manifesto sung in Fimmene Fimmene interpreted by Fiorella Mannoia, Alessandra Caiulo, Enza Pagliara, Stefania Morciano and Consuelo Alfieri. A song of nostalgia for Brunori Sas who once again chooses a minority language, Grico, to give the audience the emotion of Aremu Rindineddha. Again the women protagonists with La Cardileddha sung by Enza Pagliara and Ferma Zitella with Arisa. The grand finale is Aria Caddhipulina with Antonio Amato and a Calinitta-Buona Notte that brings everyone back to the stage for the final greetings.
All the arrangements, compositions, orchestrations and harmonizations were handled by Carlo Di Francesco, Clemente Ferrari and by the Popular Orchestra Notte della Taranta composed by Nico Beradi - wind instruments, Roberto Gemma - accordion, Giuseppe Astore - violin, Mario Esposito - bass, Gianluca Longo – mandola, Peppo Grassi – mandolin, Roberto Chiga Alessandro Chiga Gioele Nuzzo Carlo De Pascali – tambourine, Antonio Marra – drums, Alessandro Monteduro – percussion, Leonardo Cordella – accordion, Attilio Turrisi – swing guitar.
RAI 1 PROGRAM SCHEDULE
UN GIORNO DI VENERDÌ FIORELLA MANNOIA
LU RUCIU DE LU MARE ARISA
EC EC canto arbëreshë SALVATORE GALEANDA
RI LO LA LA TANANAI
ACQUA DE LA FUNTANA – CONSUELO ALFIERI
T’AGGIU AMATU COMU NA ROSA – FIORELLA MANNOIA
BOCCA DI ROSA – FIORELLA MANNOIA – ALESSANDRA CAIULO – CONSUELO ALFIERI – STEFANIA MORCIANO – ENZA PAGLIARA
LULE LULE - canto arbëreshë – BRUNORI SAS
PIZZICA DI SAN MARZANO – STEFANIA MORCIANO
PIZZICA DI SAN VITO - VOCI DELL’ORCHESTRA POPOLARE
PIZZICA DI ARADEO – TANANAI – ANTONIO AMATO
MADONNA TI LU MARE – FIORELLA MANNOIA
SANTU PAULU DE GALATINA – GIANCARLO PAGLIALUNGA
BEDDHRA CI DORMI – ALESSANDRA CAIULO
FIMMENE FIMMENE – FIORELLA MANNOIA – ALESSANDRA CAIULO – CONSULEO ALFIERI – STEFANIA MORCIANO – ENZA PAGLIARA
AREMU RINDINEDDHA - canto in grico – BRUNORI SAS
LA CARDILEDDA – ENZA PAGLIARA
FERMA ZITELLA – ARISA
ARIA CADDHIPULINA – ANTONIO AMATO
CALINITTA BUONA NOTTE - canto in grico
La Notte della Taranta is a cultural project of the La Notte della Taranta Foundation created with the support of the Puglia Region and Puglia Promozione, the participation of the Union of Municipalities of Grecìa Salentina and the collaboration of the Diego Carpitella Research Institute.