From August 5th to Augst 23rd the folk music festaval „Notte della Taranta” is going to take place. It is one of Italy’s biggest folk music festivals and one of Europe’s most important events dedicated to traditional culture. This is a great opportunity to celebrate and value Salento traditional folk music, but alos some other music genres, This festival is one of Europe’s most important events dedicated to traditional culture.It is going to take place in Grecia Salentina, Alessano, Cursi, Galatina and Lecce. Iin southern Puglia, a folk dance first created by women working in tobacco fields was their response to the bite of the tarantula. Now a music festival is celebrated in the form of La Notte della Taranta. This music festival will culminate in a concert in front of a strong crowd. Here are some names, who were responsible fort he growing fame of this event in the past: : Daniele Sepe (1998), Piero Milesi (1999 und 2001), Joe Zawinul (2000),Vittorio Cosma (2002), Stewart Copeland (2003), Ambrogio Sparagna (2004, 2005, 2006), Mauro Pagani (2007, 2008, 2009), Ludovico Einaudi (2010, 2011), Goran Bregovic (2012), Giovanni Sollima (2013).

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