After dancing among sphinxes at Museo Egizio di Torino, Mahmood gets to the boundless temple of Taranta : the Concertone in Melpignano.

The unstoppable musical journey of the winner of Festival di Sanremo 2019, keeps on through the numerous scenes that have always characterised him.

On August 22nd we will see him on the stage of the greatest festival in Italy and one of the most significant events about the popular culture in Europe, Notte della Taranta. Homage to the musical tradition in Salento and to the various histories that have been creating it, the Concertone of Notte della Taranta 2020 will be broadcast by RAI 2, on the 28th of August at 22:50.

Mahmood’s performance will be directed by Maestro Concertatore of Notte della Taranta 2020: Paolo Buonvino. Composer of unforgettable soundtracks for cinema movies, the Sicilian composer will direct the Orchestra Popolare della Taranta and Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta on 22nd August in the natural background of the ex Convento degli Agostiniani in Melpignano (LE).

The extraordinary music journey of Mahmood proceeds in this way – from the double victory at Sanremo Giovani and Sanremo in 2019, the second place at  Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, the success of his first European tour and the victory as  Best Italian Act at Mtv EMA last autumn- in a few months he has been able to reserve a unique music path made of original texts and a new urban sound, the result of experimentations and contaminations determining his own style.

Mahmood has just released his new single Dorado with two exceptional travel companions : Sfera Ebbasta, one of the most important exponent of the Italian trap music, and Feid, the latin artist rising in the international ranks with the hit PORFA, of which he has just released a remix in collaboration with J Balvin, Maluma, Nicky Jam, Justin Quiles e Sech. Among the special guest of Dorado also Bugs Bunny, the most famous animated rabbit in the world celebrating its 80 years exactly this year intensely demanded by Mahmood in its video and in the single artwork. The single is produced by DRD, the pseudonym od Durdust that has produced the most iconic songs of Mahmood.

Dorado gets in the chart after Eternantena and Moonlight Popolare, the latter in collaboration with the most important representative of the Italian rap panorama : Massimo Pericolo. These rythms have re-designed the pop scene : the one of the urban music, an explosive genre, fluid and kaleidoscopic gathering different elements.

Notte della Taranta is a cultural project supported by Regione Puglia, Unione dei Comuni della Grecìa salentina, Diego Carpitella research institute in collaboration with Apulia Film Commission..