Pizzica indiavolata

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
Release year: 2012
Original Cover

"era notte pe le cuddha guarda le stelle
me lo guardava a tie focu d'amore"
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino - Focu d'amore


Niveau Grotesk

Original Image

Lithograph issued in the 1800 showing to Tarantella Dancers. Found in the NY Public Library Digital Collection.

Background Story

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (CGS), formed by writer Rina Durante in 1975, is a traditional music ensemble from Salento, Italy. The seven piece band and dancer perform a contemporary style of Southern Italy’s traditional Pizzica music and dance. Based in Lecce, the group performs concerts under the direction of fiddler, and drummer Mauro Durante. Durante took over as bandleader from his father, Daniele Durante, in 2007. Previously, Durante was the musical assistant to Einaudi, Maestro Concertatore of the La Notte della Taranta festival.