Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
Friday, February 1, 7:30 p.m., Schimmel Theater
Want to get caught in a web of live music? Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino are leaders in a new wave of Southern Italy’s beloved pizzica tarantata, an ancient ritual said to cure the taranta spider’s bite with its frenzied, trance dances brought to life by the tamburello drum, which pulsates like a beating heart. Drawing on the unique heritage found on Salento, Italy’s isolated peninsula, CGS use lush vocals, percussion, recorder, accordion, and dance to transport listeners to a state of altered consciousness. We bet you’ll be head over heels for this Southern Italian music and dance group.
$5 student tickets available for purchase the day of the show. $10 staff/faculty tickets are also available. For more info, visit http://schimmel.pace.edu.