Italian Folk Music – “La notte della Taranta” music festival begins in Salento

"La Notte della Taranta" is one of Italy's biggest festival dedicated to folk music
"La Notte della Taranta" is one of Italy’s biggest festival dedicated to folk music

On August 5th “La notte della Taranta” music festival began under the starry sky of Salento, or Apulea, an area in the region of Puglia. It’s one of Italy’s biggest festival and one of Europe’s most important events dedicated to folk music.

La notte della Taranta”, literally “the Taranta night” was born in 1998 by initiative of the "Unione dei Comuni della Grecìa Salentina" (“Union of the Municipalities of Salentine Greece”) and the "Diego Carpitella" Institute.

In fifteen years the festival has enjoyed tremendous growth in size, audience and international prestige and has explored the fusion of Salento’s folk music with other types of music, such as rock, jazz, or classical music.

Read full article published by L’Italo Americano on August 14, 2014 by Giulia Louise Steigerwalt: http://italoamericano.com/story/2014-8-14/Taranta

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