Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

Italy
Folk Mediterranean
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

They are regarded as Italy’s leading and longest-standing traditional music ensemble. Nowadays, the seven piece band and dancer are the leading exponents in a new wave of young performers re-inventing Southern Italy's Pizzica musical and dance traditions for today's global audience. The tens of thousands who often congregate for this Lecce-based band’s concerts in Italy know: Bandleader, fiddler, and drummer Mauro Durante and company can make an audience shimmy with the energy of the ancient ritual of pizzica tarantata, said to cure the taranta spider’s bite with its frenzied trance dances. CGS shows are a life explosion: full of energy, passion, rhythm and mystery, they bring the audience from the past into modernity, and back. Critically acclaimed with 18 albums and countless live performances throughout USA, Canada, Europe and the Middle East, in 2010 CGS was awarded Best Italian World Music Group at Italy's MEI confab.

Videos
  • Solo andata - Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
    Solo andata - Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
  • i-Italy|NY: Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
    i-Italy|NY: Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
  • Lu Giustacofane - CGS Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino - Official Video
    Lu Giustacofane - CGS Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino - Official Video
  • 40 Quaranta - Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
    40 Quaranta - Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
  • Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino - Dumenica Matina (Live at Celtic Connections 2015)
    Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino - Dumenica Matina (Live at Celtic Connections 2015)
Press
"FIVE STARS: The sextet, joined for some of the set by a very lovely dancer, play traditional dance music that made the rows of seats installed in the venue an unnecessary impediment. With three very different and very fine singers in their number as well as virtuosi on pipes, whistles, button accordian, fiddle, bouzouki and tamburello, CGS are like a Mediterranean version of the high energy Quebecois groups."
The Herald Scotland
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino was a whirlwind.
New York Times
The band has few peers in contemporary world music
The New Yorker
Traditional music has rarely sounded more intense, mysterious and urgent
The Independent
one of the best bands in the world at the moment without a shred of doubt
fRoots Magazine
Discography
Canzoniere
Canzoniere
2017
Ponderosa Music Records
Quaranta
Quaranta
2015
Ponderosa
Line up

Mauro Durante - voice, frame drums, violin
Giulio Bianco - Italian bagpipes, harmonica, recorders
Massimiliano Morabito - diatonic accordion
Emanuele Licci - voice, guitar, bouzouki
Giancarlo Paglialunga - voice, tamburrieddhu
Silvia Perrone – dance
Alessia Tondo OR  RAchele Andrioli OR Enza Pagliara- voice

Availability

Territories:

Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, Eastern Europe, Switzerland, Scandinavia

2018 all year
Contact
Frank Abraham
Frank Abraham
Managing Director, Booking Agent
fa@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 20
Kora Büttner
Kora Büttner
Production & PR
kora@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 31

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