Finisterre recently released “Tarantelle and Traditional Songs of Puglia VOL. 2” by Malicanti. It is a collection of songs that follows the first volume published about ten years ago, an anthology work on traditional repertoires of Salento and Gargano, documented and collected by a formation that in addition to revival has long dedicated to the research, the contact – tell us how to weave them – with the “old singers and musicians in traditional conviviality that allowed intense and deep exchanges”. The Malicanti consist Daniele Girasoli (voice, violin, harmonica, flute, spoons), Elia Ciricillo (swing guitar, acoustic guitar, tambourine and vocals), Valerio Rodelli (accordion, accordion and vocals), Enrico Noviello and Anna Invidia (voice, tambourine, castanets), but it configure since their formation (in 1999) as an open group, in which teams include Francesca Chiriatti, Pio Gravina, Giorgio D’Aria and important guests of the scene of the Salento musical revival, as Enza Pagliara, Monica Neri and Anna Cinzia Villani. Since their formation, the Malicanti have worked on the definition of an articulated repertoire, which, although it reflects in large part the best known musical expressions of Salento and Gargano – such as pizzica and serenades – also includes some of the less usual. These include the songs “alla stisa”, performed in several voices without musical accompaniment.
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