AT THE MELPIGNANO PRECONCERTONE ON 26 AUGUST ROCCO BORLIZZI AND NIDI D'ARAC
The rhythms of tradition, the ever-present tambourine and popular music of Salento will accompany spectators arriving at the Melpignano Concertone from 8 p.m. onwards to attend the most eagerly awaited event of the summer and introduce them to the long, most eagerly awaited night.
At the Preconcertone there will be two groups taking to the imposing stage, among the most capable in the world, set up near the former Convento degli Agostiniani: the historic singer Rocco Borlizzi and the Nidi D'Arac.
The singer Rocco Borlizzi, in his long activity in the sphere of traditional music, has always been stimulated by the search for new musical experiences, generating encounters between sounds that could expand the musical horizons of the rhythms of popular music. With Rocco Borlizzi at the Preconcertone will be the musicians: Gianluca Milanese (transverse flute), Anna Maggio(harp), Vincenza De Rinaldis(vocals), Giacomo Contaldo (guitar), Vittorio Chittano (accordion), Sergio Pizza (frame drums), and Rocco Borlizzi - vocals.
The other popular music group that will be a guest at Preconcertone, a prelude to the long Night of Melpignano, are the Nidi D'Arac. The name is an anagram of "arachnids": a circular word, "nests of arachnids", where the nest is understood as the place of origin, birth and guards the most hidden and remote secrets of tradition. In Melpignano they will offer an unprecedented musical performance combining two different generations of musicians experimenting with traditional Salento music, and to celebrate their first 25 years of music they will host MUNDIAL on stage. The concert, played by the Nidi d'arac in unplugged with Alessandro Coppola (vocals and tambourine), Edoardo Targa (bass), Ylenia Giaffreda (violin), Julian Bellisario (drums), Matteo Cappella (guitar), will have electronic incursions by guests, the Salento band MUNDIAL (Carmine Tundo, Roberto Mangialardo, Alberto Manco). An unprecedented musical performance uniting two different generations of musicians experimenting with traditional Salento music.