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Notte della Taranta Brings Italian Folk to Boston Common

Mauro Pagani and La Notte della Taranta (photo courtesy of Ann Antonellis)

Music is the universal language, as was proven on Sunday, July 14, 2013, at the first annual “Outside the Box” festival in Boston. The festival was a collaboration of arts and music, with artists from all over the world converging on Boston Common for one solid week of culturally diverse experiences. Italy was represented with Mauro Pagani and La Notte Della Taranta — a group that brings to life the ancient sounds of Southern Italian folk music. “For the last few years this music has seen a spurt of growth,” says Sandro Cappelletto, President of the Scientific Committee of La ...

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La Notte della Taranta brings pizzica to Boston


A little bit of Salento, Italy, is coming to Boston. As part of the Year of Italian Culture, La Notte della Taranta is bringing its unique, Southern Italian sound to the Outside the Box festival. Slate for July 13 to 20, it is the largest free entertainment event in the city this summer, with more than 200 performers participating. Not just an orchestra but also a foundation and festival, La Notte della Taranta is dedicated to preserving pizzica, a type of music in the tarantella family. “It is a genre of music once used to cure people — above all ...

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