18 Edition of the Notte della Taranta

Phil Manzanera will be the master of the concert


18 Edition of the Notte della Taranta

Notte della Taranta is now the most famous festival of Italian popular music.

It attracts thousands of young people and music lovers from everywhere. Since its debut in 1998 with the master conductor Daniele Sepe, the event has grown from year to year, becoming one of the most important summer events in the European music scene.

Over the years the festival direction has been entrusted to big names in the international music scene fascinated by folk songs and the Salento "Pizzica" which becomes the main attraction in Melpignano.

Among them Stewart Copeland (in 2003), well-known American drummer of The Police, who took it around the world; Abrogio Sparagna, accompanied by Giovanni Lindo Ferretti in 2004, Mauro Pagani in 2007 and Goran Bregovic in 2012.

Many important guests have reinterpreted the songs of the Salento tradition.
On the stage there were Teresa De Sio, Gianna Nannini, Franco Battiato, Francesco De Gregori, Pelù, Giuliano Sangiorgi from Negramaro, Jo Davidson, Niccolò Fabi and many others. The concert takes place every year in August. For the year 2015, on the 22, the concert master of the 18th edition will be Phil Manzanera, British guitarist of Roxy Music.



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  • Updated datetime: 21 October 2015 - 09:40
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