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    Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

    Presented by at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club

    February 7, 2013

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    Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

    “Their performance was a triumph . . . the septet played a fiery, rhythm-driven set that electrified.”—PopMatters

    From Salento, located in the heel of the Italian boot in Puglia, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino is leading a new wave of young performers who are reinventing Southern Italy's pizzica taranta traditions. The ancient ritual of pizzica tarantata was said to cure a tarantula’s bite with its frenzied...

    “Their performance was a triumph . . . the septet played a fiery, rhythm-driven set that electrified.”—PopMatters

    From Salento, located in the heel of the Italian boot in Puglia, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino is leading a new wave of young performers who are reinventing Southern Italy's pizzica taranta traditions. The ancient ritual of pizzica tarantata was said to cure a tarantula’s bite with its frenzied trance-dances. Led by violinist and percussionist Mauro Durante, the seven-piece band and the exceptional dancer perform an electrifying, rhythm-driven show full of energy, passion and mystery.

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    Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club

    17 Holland St.
    Somerville, MA 02144

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    Phone: 617-876-4275


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