Latitudes: Our Favorite Global Music Right Now

il nostro nuovo video Taranta oggi sulla importantissima emittente americana NPR (National Public Radio)!
“Quaranta anni dopo la sua fondazione, il CGS è ora alla sua seconda generazione, ma non ha perso le sue radici. E ha spinto il suo suono nel 21esimo secolo”


by Anastasia Tsioulcas

Italy wasn’t a single nation until about 150 years ago, and there are some really fascinating regions that remain distinct. A case in point: the cultural, artistic and linguistic traditions that ground Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (CSG), who come from Salento, on Italy’s “boot heel” in Salento, Puglia. Much of their music is based on the taranta (also known as pizzica), a dance rooted in ancient local trance ritual.

Forty years after its founding, CGS is now in its second generation of members, but they haven’t lost their roots. And they’ve pushed their sound into the 21st century through collaborations with other artists. Their new song “Taranta” finds them working with popular Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi, who co-wrote the song with the band’s leader, Mauro Durante.