It will be released in a few days – precisely on May 5 – “Taranta Project”, the personal journey of Ludovico Einaudi in the musical traditions of Salento. It is a summary of the set of expressions (extremely faceted) that Einaudi back to the artistic direction of the famous Concertone of Melpignano – the big event that closes the traveling festival La Notte della Taranta, which takes place in the beginning of the twenty-first century various countries of the Salentine Grecìa – of which the musician and composer from Turin was concert master in 2010-2011. A closer look – as indeed has accustomed Einaudi through many of its productions – the Salento area is not the only reference to this work. Or rather, it is to the extent that represents an elastic container, one mobile space, structurally inclusive, in which fail to position itself also expressions of different musical traditions, or different interpretations (and often antipodes) the more traditional styles in that . This is seen in the fact that Einaudi wanted to build the disc through the contribution not only of some of the most famous artists of the Salento scene – as, for example, Antonio Castrignanò, Enza Pagliara, Alessia Tondo, Mauro Durante, member of the Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino – but even some internationally renowned musicians with formally different musical experiences. These include the British guitarist Justin Adams (who has worked with Robert Plant, Brian Eno, Tinariwen and is among the leaders of the interesting project Gambian Griot Juldeh Camara, for which he won, in 2007, the Songlines Cross-Cultural Collaboration Award ), the Senegalese kora player Ballaké Sissoko and –traditional turkish flute “ney” player Mercan Dede, but also a DJ, composer and conductor.
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