Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino – Canzoniere

Salento, on the boot heel of southern Italy in Puglia, is the home of pizzica, a Southern Italian folk dance that is part of the larger family of tarantellas: hurtling six-beat rhythms and songs that were used in ancient, ecstatic healing rituals to cure the bite of the tarantula.

“Times have changed, but we believe that this power can still be alive,” said Mauro Durante, the violinist and drummer who has led Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino since 2007.