Showing posts with label Italian American Music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Italian American Music. Show all posts

Sunday, July 24, 2011

CANZONIERE GRECANICO SALENTINO- Performing North American Tour 9/15-10/6/2011

Leading Italian Musical Group
bring the power of Taranta to North America for the first time
11 city debut concert tour of the US and Canada announced for September 15 – October 6, 2011

Italy’s fascinating dichotomy of tradition and modernity come together in the music of Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino. ( )

Hailing from the Puglia region, the seven piece band and dancer are the leading exponents in a new wave of young performers re-inventing Southern Italy’s Pizzica Taranta musical and dance traditions for today’s global audience. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino’s North American tour brings the concert experience of The Notte Della Taranta festival to US and Canadian populations for the first time.

This music is so meaningful to me, I basically grew up listening to this in my house. Every time we would go to Italy, we ended up going to festivals where these types of musical groups played this one of a kind music. It's true it's a genre of music that has become a lost tradition. When we do see the bands play my mother, father and aunts would join in with other people in the groups and start dancing, and playing the tambourines. I may be a modern Italian American in the tri-state area but I am a true Calabrese with hard core traditions. Thank God..

Not to mention, they still blast this music at home occasionally and in the car. I'm so excited for this unknown genre here in the states to have a chance at being exposed to Italian Americans. It truly is history.

Here is list of concert dates:

Thu, 09/15/11 New York, NY New York Gypsy Festival

Fri, 09/16/11 Madison, WI Madison World Music Festival

Sun, 09/18/11 Chicago, IL Chicago World Music Festival
Mon, 09/19/11 Chicago, IL Chicago World Music Festival

Wed, 09/21/11 Cedar Rapids, IA Landfall 2011

Thu, 09/22/11 St. Louis, MO Washington University

Fri, 09/23/11 Bloomington, IN Lotus World Music & Arts Festival
Sat, 09/24/11 Bloomington, IN Lotus World Music & Arts Festival

Sun, 09/25/11 Boston, MA Club Passim (Cambridge)

Wed, 09/28/11 Toronto, ON Small World Music Festival

Fri, 09/30/11 Montreal, PQ Maison de la Culture Frontenac

Sat, 10/01/11 Montreal, PQ Maison de la Culture Ahunstic

Sun, 10/02/11 Montreal, PQ Maison de la Culture Rivieres des Prairies (Cégep Marie-Victorin Salle Désilets)

Wed, 10/05/11 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live

Thu, 10/06/11 Washington, DC National Geographic

Monday, March 14, 2011


Italy's number one recording artist Jovanotti announces his appearance at the 10th edition of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN. The Tuscan singer, songwriter and rapper to the now legendary event’s line-up marks the first-ever performance by an Italian artist at the Festival. Jovanotti's Bonnaroo set will also be the first by a new generation Italian language star at a major US rock festival.

Jovanotti's 12th studio album Ora (Now) debuted at number one in Italy the week of February 1, 2011 and includes special guests Michael Franti and Amadou & Mariam. Italy’s premier music ambassador — who has shared the stage with peers around the world such as Juanes, Bono and Bob Geldof — is the obvious choice for Bonnaroo’s International Mash Up Stage on Saturday, June 11, which will be curated by Eugene Hütz of Gogol Bordello. This will be Jovanotti’s only US concert date for 2011.

The Festival runs from June 9-12 in Manchester, TN for more information on purchasing tickets:

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Italian American Rocker & Frontman, Rocco Fury Resurrects The Meaning of 'Real Rock Band.'

If you love rock, especially 80's vintage rock, then this is a must read review by one of my very good friends; who happens to be one of the best writers, reviewers and overall rock music aficionados I know.

Read his latest review of front man Rocco Fury's resurrected metal band, "American Angel." Last, but not least, what makes it especially fantastic is the Italian American factor.

Move over Rolling Stone, here's :

No Grunge, No Alternative, No Rap-Rock . . . Just Vintage '80s Metal!

Click Here for the Review

Thanks TT!

BTW- I am currently listening to their music as we speak, I'm digging it.