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September 14, 2011
08:00 pm


New York Gypsy Festival

Hailing from the Puglia region, the seven piece band and dancer are the leading exponents in a new wave of young performers re-inventing Southern Italy’s Pizzica Taranta musical and dance traditions for today’s global audience. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino’s North American tour brings the concert experience of The Notte Della Taranta festival to US and Canadian populations for the first time. This famed annual event has drawn the attention of noted international music figures such as Anglo-American drummer Stewart Copeland, Malian kora virtuoso Ballaké Sissoko and pan-European singer-songwriter Piers Faccini, all of whom have traveled to the Lecce province to perform with the group. Musical stars of Italy’s new generation already known to American audiences such as Carmen Consoli, Vinicio Capossela and Ludovico Einaudi are past and present Taranta practitioners and participants alongside CGS.Information available at:http://www.canzonieregrecanicosalentino.net/