Bare Feet Downtown Brooklyn: Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Italy)
Join the host of Emmy®-winning travel series Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi, as she brings some of her favorite dances to Downtown Brooklyn! Every Wednesday in June you’ll be transported on a cultural journey through music and dance, and of course FUN! Everyone is welcome to join on the dance floor!
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, regarded as Italy’s leading and longest-standing traditional music ensemble, hailing from the Salento region of Puglia. CGS are the leading exponents in a new wave of young performers re-inventing Southern Italy’s Pizzica musical and dance traditions. The ancient ritual of pizzica tarantata is said to cure the taranta spider’s bite and the resulting altered state of consciousness, with its frenzied trance dances. Fueled by the tamburello (a frame drum which resounds like a never-stopping beating heart), CGS shows are explosive: full of energy, passion, rhythm and mystery.
CGS international tour is supported by Puglia Sounds.