NADA, EUGENIO BENNATO, TERESA DE SIO, AMBROGIO SPARAGNA and DAVIDE RONDONI, TONY ESPOSITO, LUCILLA GALEAZZI, MARIA MAZZOTTA, ELENA LEDDA, FARAUALLA, ANTONIO CASTRIGNANÒ, CGS CANZONIERE GRECANICO SALENTINO, ANTONIO AMATO, ENSARELLO ENSARELLO PAGLIARA (with DARIO MUCI, EMANUELE AND ROBERTO LICCI, FABRIZIO SACCOMANNO, MARCO BARDOSCIA, MARCO TUMA), RICCARDO TESI & BANDITALIANA, CLAUDIO PRIMA & SE.ME, PEOPLE'S CHOIR OF TERRA D'OTRANTO, OFFICINA ROCAMA ZOÈ PETRACHI, THE MANDATORS, ALLA BUA, STELLA GRANDE, SISTERS GABALLO, BRIGANTS OF TERRA D'OTRANTO, LI STRITTULI and the NIGHT OF TARANTA POPULAR ORCHESTRA.
30 YEARS OF SOUTH with
SOUND SOUND SYSTEM
Live in Dj SET
MONI OVADIA, ALDO CAZZULLO, DARIO VERGASSOLA and DAVID RIONDINO, FRANCO ARMINIO, MASSIMO BRAY and ANGELO MELLONE
The Notte della Taranta itinerant Festival returns to the squares of Puglia.
From 4 to 26 August it will host more than 400 artists, 35 concerts, and the party for the thirtieth anniversary of Sud Sound System.
It starts on 4 August from Corigliano d'Otranto with the homage of the Popular Orchestra to Daniele Durante, and then Nardò, Alberobello, Alessano, Sogliano Cavour, Cursi, Taranto, Calimera, Carpignano Salentino, Lecce, Nociglia, Racale, Ugento, Cutrofiano, Zollino, Castrignano de 'Greci, Galatina, Martignano, Soleto, Sternatia, and on 26 August it will close in Martano.
The Festival chooses the suburbs of two large cities to bring music into the beauty of the desires of thousands of people who live there. The protagonist will be the ORCHESTRA POPOLARE NOTTE DELLA TARANTA which will be in Lecce on 13 August in the heart of zone 167, in via Novara, and on 10 August in the market area of the hamlet of Talsano in Taranto. "Let's go back to meet the public, despite the times are not entirely favorable, to support the popular music sector hard hit by Covid and fill up with positive energy, the primary source of popular creativity, commented Luigi Chiriatti, artistic director of the Festival. . One of the most anticipated appointments of the Apulian summer, the Festival which also lands in Taranto and Alberobello, confirms itself as the great widespread stage for the promotion of Italian popular culture and a growth tool for young talents.
Guests of the Concerts Ragnatela will be the protagonists of the Italian popular music scene: EUGENIO BENNATO, AMBROGIO SPARAGNA and DAVIDE RONDONI, RICCARDO TESI & BANDITALIANA, TONY ESPOSITO, CGS CANZONIERE GRECANICO SALENTINO, ANTONIO CASTRIGNANÒ, ANTONIO AMATO ENSEMBLE, ORCHI , RAFFAELLO SIMEONI, ENZA PAGLIARA (with DARIO MUCI, EMANUELE AND ROBERTO LICCI, FABRIZIO SACCOMANNO, MARCO BARDOSCIA, MARCO TUMA), OFFICINA ZOÈ, KAMAFEI, ROCCO NIGRO, ENZO PETRACHI, I MANDATARI, BUFFA ALLA TERRA D'OTRANTO, CLAUDIO PRIMA & SE.ME, POPULAR SONG OF TERRA D'OTRANTO, Squeeze them.
CONCERTS OTHER CANVAS.
The Other Canvas of Women is the section of the Festival dedicated to the contribution of women in popular music and will host NADA, TERESA DE SIO, LUCILLA GALEAZZI, MARIA MAZZOTTA, ELENA LEDDA, FARAUALLA. A female musical journey focused on the search for Mediterranean popular music that creates a communication channel between past and present, mixing together cultured and popular suggestions.
30 YEARS OF SOUTH
La Notte della Taranta celebrates the thirty years of activity of the SUD SOUND SYSTEM, the leading reggae formation in Italy. In Nardò on 5 August in Piazza Salandra, music with strong contents arrives that over the years has contributed to the awareness of environmentalism, immigration, and sharing in Salento. Guests in four editions of the Concertone in 2005, 2008, 2010, and 2011, Sud Sound System returns to meet the public of the Taranta.
In the year of the seven hundredth anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, the festival proposes on August 21 in Castrignano de 'Greci, the musical project by AMBROGIO SPARAGNA and DAVIDE RONDONI, La Bandadante - Commedia dei Vivi, dei Morti e dei Tipi Danteschi with the soloists of 'Italian Popular Orchestra of the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome.The show is a tribute to Dante and his journey of love and mystery using the triplets of his poetry in the concert and singing them in the style of the popular tradition of the Apennines. On 25 August in Sternatia, ALDO CAZZULLO will present the novel about the Divine Comedy and the birth of our national identity at "Riveder le stelle". The evening will be opened by the reading of verses in Grico, the minority language of the Hellenophone area of Salento.
In Castrignano de 'Greci on 21 August the festival hosts Senza Confini - Jews and Gypsies by MONI OVADIA. A recital of songs, music, Roma, Sinti, and Jewish stories that resonate with the common vocation of the peoples in exile. Moni Ovadia on the
stage with Paolo Rocca (clarinet), Albert Florian Mihai (accordion), Marian Serban (cymbal) and Petre Naimol (double bass) perform a show which in its form is inscribed in music and civil theater, in the arts representative and communicative.
THE WORDS OF THE FESTIVAL
MAKING CULTURE IN THE SOUTH is the theme of the debate, scheduled in Martano on the 26th August, between MASSIMO BRAY, Councilor for culture, protection, and development of businesses, cultural, tourism, tourism business development of the Puglia Region and ANGELO MELLONE, writer and deputy director of RAI 1.
DE FINIBUS TERRAE - TERRA FINESTRA is the title of the study proposed by the Festival in Alessano on 7 August, in collaboration with the Diocese of Ugento - Santa Maria di Leuca. The national director of Migrantes Don GIANNI DE ROBERTIS, la Head of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Niger ALESSANDRA MORELLI and the bishop Msgr. VITO ANGIULI, will meet the KILLEH family from Aleppo. VINCENZO CORRADO the CEI director of social communication will moderate the meeting.
On August 16 in Racale with Homer in Italy. Myths and heroes of the times that Greece was in Puglia, and vice versa, DARIO VERGASSOLA and DAVID RIONDINO who take us to the Magna Grecia. Ulysses, Achilles, the fantastic voyages of Luciano's sailors, return to classic texts between readings and ironic comments in a show where the words are protagonists of ironic readings and comments, in a new and rich narrative improvisation.
Space for poetry in the stage of Soleto on August 24 with FRANCO ARMINIO. Defining himself as a “landscape scientist”, ARMINIO will describe the small villages by describing them with extreme reality is the situation especially in southern Italy.
The installation Lu Tamburrieddhu miu jè de Nociglia - The tambourines of Mesciu Ninu, will introduce the public to some percussion instruments made by the craftsman of Nociglia for many years the most sought after by traditional singers. John Sancesario was one of the most emblematic personalities of the popular world Salento, the last custodian of an ancient knowledge that still traveled on the paths of orality. An exhibition that tells a century-long story, from tamborra to tambourines, passing through the sieves. From the first tambourines made when Mesciu Ninu was still a kid, in the 40s, up to the last ones built by listening to the artistic needs of the players.
With Pizzica on stage, the Corps de Ballet Notte della Taranta will propose 2 interventions unpublished works created for the natural outdoor scenery in the heart of the historic centers: a Corigliano d’Otranto on the terraces of the Castle and on the balconies of Nardò. Unpublished it Pizzica Pizzica dance show scheduled in Ugento with choreography by MATTIA POLITI.
The Festival in 2021 offers 9 pizzica workshops open to the public in the stages of Corigliano d’Otranto, Galatone, Ugento, Alberobello, Taranto, Carpignano, Lecce, Martignano, Galatina. These are workshops entrusted to the dancers of La Notte della Taranta.
THE FOOD OF TARANTA
There is also space for Il Cibo della Taranta, the section dedicated to the recovery of resources traditional farming and the role of local community economies. In the stage of Zollino in-depth study of ancient grains, flours, and traditional bread with GINO L. DI MITRI, NUNZIA MELCARNE, and FRANCESCO GIANNACHI.
ACCESS TO THE FESTIVAL
All the necessary measures will be prepared to guarantee the safety of the public, artists, operators.
Public access to the evenings of the traveling Festival will take place in absolute respect of the anti-Covid rules. Only those with Green will be able to access PASS or negative buffer certification, carried out within 48 hours previous. In all squares, seats will be set up, spaced at least one meter, which can be accessed until they are exhausted.
The Festival is a project of the La Notte della Taranta Foundation, Puglia Region, Municipalities of Salento Greece and the Diego Carpitella Institute.
Festival artistic direction: Luigi Chiriatti
Official hashtags: # taranta24 #WeAreinPuglia