Tag Archives: Tarantella

Interview: Mauro Durante, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino – Harvesting ‘Crops of Songs’ Between Salento and the World (November 2017)

Interview: Mauro Durante, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino – Harvesting ‘Crops of Songs’ Between Salento and the World (November 2017)

Two years ago, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (CGS) celebrated their ruby wedding anniversary with music, and their love for Pizzica and tarantella is stronger than ever. That’s why Canzoniere, their recently released 20th studio album, can be considered as another referential work for anybody interested in traditional Mediterranean sounds. The band...
Interview: Amaraterra (June 2016)

Interview: Amaraterra (June 2016)

On 13th June Italy played its first match of the European Championship 2016 against Belgium. The football was the perfect excuse for Rich Mix, the Shoreditch independent multi-arts venue stretched over five floors, to organise an all-Italian event, inviting Amaraterra to perform on stage after the match, either to celebrate...
Preview: Amaraterra @ Rich Mix (London, 13th June 2016)

Preview: Amaraterra @ Rich Mix (London, 13th June 2016)

Amaraterra are a collective of musicians and dancers who hail from Southern Italy but now reside in London, making them the first pizzica ensemble to be based in the British capital. Pizzica is the music and dance style at the heart of the folk tradition of Salento, the “heel” of...
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