SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Song & Dance from Salento


Date: 15 March 2019Time: 8:30 PM

Finishes: 15 March 2019Time: 10:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Concert

Pizzica is the folk dance of Salento, a region in the furthest reaches of South Eastern Italy (the ‘heel of the Italian boot’). At a crossroads of civilisations, Salento has preserved its ancient Greek-Roman folk roots, with Dionysian festivals and the mythological bite of the tarantula that induces an irresistible urge to dance oneself into a trance-like state, accompanied by traditional tamburello drumming. Formed in London in 2011 by passionate expats, Amaraterra has evolved into a thriving and multinational ensemble, while losing none of their traditional southern Italian flavour. Their monthly sold-out residencies at East London’s Jamboree venue (now closed), are a thing of legend.

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