The atelier will focus on traditional songs involving more voices and belonging to the area of Silas and the Marquis of Crotone (Calabria), love songs, fun songs, anger songs, and harvesting and for the dance (Tarantella), both on songs traditionally performed a cappella, and songs accompanied by live guitar battente, traditional percussions (friction drums, castanets) and traditional frame drums (tambourines and tammorra).
The atelier is organised by the Artistic Company La Paranza del Geco in Torino:
Simone Campa artistic director, composer, percussionist and researcher
Elisa Di Dio singer, classically trained percussionist, singing and music teacher
Mario Grimaldi master luthier of international renown, builder of classical and swing guitar, guitarist, researcher
It’s the most important Artistic Company of North Italy, active in the representation and preservation of traditional folk music and dance from Southern Italy: a unique artistic laboratory, nowadays considered a solid point of reference in Turin, active in Italy and abroad since 1999.