Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino in Muzeum Śląskie
Muzeum Śląskie in Katowice invites you to a concert and a meeting with the Italian band – Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino.
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino comes from Salento, located in Apulia, the southern region of Italy. It is one of the most important and longest-running Italian bands performing traditional music subjected to contemporary reinterpretation. Having released over a dozen of records, it is the laureate of numerous international music awards.
The band consists of six musicians and a dancer. Most of the compositions performed by Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino refer to a traditional dance derived from the pizzica tarantata ritual, which – owing to its trance music and dance – was to heal a spider bite. Therefore, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino performances are an explosion of energy and pulsating rhythm – sounding like a ceaselessly beating heart – played on a traditional tambourine. This musical force is thus the greatest precisely during their exuberant concerts, and the audience gathered in the former carpentry shop located on the grounds of the Silesian Museum will have an opportunity to find that out for themselves.
The performance will take place on Friday, 31 August, at 8:00 PM, as part of the Ending the school holidays with the “Gardens of Sounds” World Music Festival initiative.