Festival La Notte della Taranta
Corigliano D'otranto, Italy
Castrignano De' Greci, Italy
Sogliano Cavour, Italy
"La Notte della Taranta" is Italy's biggest music festival and one of Europe's most important events dedicated to traditional culture. It takes place in Salento and is dedicated to the re-discovery and valorization of Salento's folk music and its fusion with other types of music – from world music to rock, from jazz to classical music.
The Orchestra Popolare La Notte della Taranta has grown over the years and is now constituted of nearly thirty musicians who are among the best pizzica and Salento’s folk music artists.
Every year, during the last concert of the Festival, the Orchestra performs under the direction of an invited Maestro with whom it reinterprets the traditional repertoire of salentine music for an audience of about 150.000 spectators. The all festival attracts around 230.000 people.