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Italy Brings the Tarantella to Berlin

May 16th, 2014

News from Berlin - Italy is a country with an enormous range of different cultures and traditions: food, dialects, music, dances, tales and legends change from region to region. In 2013 from this multicultural background, the new cultural movement, Calabriasona, was founded with cultural, artistic and promotional purposes, in order to transform the folk music coming from Calabria, the last land of the “boot”, from a pure regional activity to a phenomenon that goes beyond the national boundaries.

In recent years this kind of southern Italian music, commonly known as “tarantella”, has become an enjoyable attraction for younger and older generations around the country and a must for tourists. Now we have the opportunity to experience the ancient notes of the Italian tradition. On May 21st the Calabriasona project lands in the German capital with a concert at the Werkstatt der Kulturen, the first date of a tour that will cover different German cities. The protagonist of this event will be the components of the post-folk group Taranproject, which in the last few years has gained popularity and made people from all over the world dance with their irresistible music. It consists of a mix of Mediterranean sounds played with characteristic instruments belonging to the popular culture.   

Their partners will be Domenico Sisto & Omerthà Music Clan (rock music all in Calabrian dialect) and composer Armando Quattrone (with a mix of European pop music and Calabrian melodies).

The project is sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and supported by the Italian Cultural Institute in Hamburg, Wolfsburg, Berlin, Cologne, Stuttgart and Frankfurt and the Dante Alighieri Institute in Kiel and Bremen. For tickets please visit: http://www.ticketmaster.de/artist/armando-quattrone-tickets/940474.

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