Great success last night for La Notte della Taranta, edition number 25. An important date that saw the return of the audience of 200,000 in the space in front of the former Convent of the Augustinians in Melpignano in the province of Lecce. Maestro concertmaster of this "space" Night as he called it, Dardust. A journey through time and space that starts from the tambourine tradition and touches on new worlds and the futuristic sounds of electronics. International guest of this edition Stromae, who performed his very famous song Alor On Danse, with forays into popular music. Highly anticipated guests: Marco Mengoni, with his unmistakable voice performed the traditional song Klama and then his hit "But Tonight." A high-energy performance also came from Elodie, who sang and danced the San Vito pizzica on stage and then offered her hit "Tribale" in a "pizzicato" version with tambourines. Also on stage at the Taranta concertone were Samuele Bersani in a poignant love song "Lu Ruciu de lu mare" and with his Chicco e Spillo and rapper Massimo Pericolo. A long night with the artistic direction of the Popular Orchestra of La Notte della Taranta, the great protagonist of the Concertone and which saw the corps de ballet engaged with 10 paintings signed by choreographer Irma Di Paola to ignite the wonder with unique and engaging performances. A show capable of dragging and involving the audience, also with the effects of lights: the luminaries typical of traditional Salento festivals and with visual projections by Filippo Rossi and Italian designer anthropologist Mauro Bubbico. An edition dedicated to Pier Paolo Pasolini and his monumental research on the popular poetry of "Canzoniere Italiano." The long night of Melpignano will be broadcast on Rai 1 on Sept. 1 at 11:15 p.m.