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It reopens Reggio Calabria’s Musical Instrument Museum

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It reopens Reggio Calabria’s Musical Instrument Museum At Reggio Calabria on April 25 it reopnes the Musical Instrument Museum, closed since november 2013 when unknown persons set fire to it, destroying the greater part of the finenatural jewerlies, able to reproduce souds and convert it into notes, testifying the culture of close and distant population. The structure host on a 200 square feet surface, is mangaged by the Museum Association of the Musical Instrument, founded in 1996 by Demetrio Spagna, who…
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The Calabrian Tarantella

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The calabrian tarantella or tirantella (rarely taranteja, formerly called u sonu) is a generic word that includes the different musical expressions spreaqd in the calabrian peninsula, with features that make it noticeable among the others of the Southern Italy, esepcially in the rythm. It assumes the rule of a dance for the festives occasions or religious- processional ones. The differences for areas are several: from the free one of Catanzaro area to the sonu a ballu of the Aspromonte and from…
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Calabria Sona: made in Calabria music pass through here

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Calabria Sona, circuit born in 2012, continues it work of promotion of great “Made in Calabria” artists and events. Artists and music that leave from the territory but that have a national and international importance. Starting from the Calabrian Tarantella’s success, saw at the beginning as marginal music and that gradually become a real popular event, this ferment it’s acquiring credibility, prestige and even wider spaces, to being now perceived as a real multi generational cultural movement. Calabria Sona con…
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Primo videoclip per la Notte Battente sulle note de “A fochera ‘e natale”

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Primo videoclip per la Notte Battente Nuovo importante traguardo per il gruppo di musica etnico-popolare di Soveria Mannelli. Dopo la costituzione dell’Associazione, avvenuta nel mese di novembre 2015, il gruppo Notte Battente, nei giorni scorsi, ha concluso le riprese del primo videoclip. La band della città del Reventino, da sempre impegnata nella rivalutazione delle tradizioni popolari soveritane, ha girato un videoclip sulle note della canzone “’A fochera ‘e natale”, tratta dalla poesia del concittadino, il professore e poeta Raffaele Proto,…
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The castagnette, neapolitan and calabrian traditional instrument

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The castagnette are a percussion musical instrument used most of all in the mediterranean popular music, particularly in Campania and Calabria, often confused with the spanish castanets. Each castagnetta is made of two parts, in a shaped wood, tied by a piece of rope that allows the sound to come out opening and closing it with hands. Once closed, they assume the shape of a chestnut from which derives the name. They are used in pairs, even one for hand,…
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The Association “Notte Battente, ethnic-popular music” at Soveria Mannelli (CZ)

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At Soveria Mannelli has been constituted the Association “Notte Battente, ethnic-popular music” with the seat in the cinema city street “Via col Vento“, to underline the artistic vocation of the Association. The founder members are Massimo Chiodo, Angela Bianco e Salvatore Velino, who assume the position of President, Vice President- Secretary and Vice President- Treasurer, supported by the councilors Antonio Abbruzzese e Franco Spezzano. Gianfranco Bianco, Vincenzo Perri e Danilo Perrone are the others partners of the Association and of…
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New album and new song for Nd’Arranciamu

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The new album of Nd’Arranciamu band from Vibo Valentia comes out with the song “L’angeli cantanu”, taken from a popular-religoius song written at the beginning of 1800 by the abbot Giovanni Conia di Galatro. The popular team directed by Felice Napoleone, who left from Porto Salvo in 2009 with passion, is ready to promote the new album. Waiting to finish the album, in these weeks the song “L’angeli cantanu” comes out. The song is the result of a clear research,…
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Zampogna in each region, the ultimate Christmas’ instrument

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The zampogna is an instrument which sound is produced through air vibration, contained in a flexible tank inserted between the musician’s mouth and several reed aerophones. It was considered, in the classical period, the result of Pan flute’s transformation. From the Middle Ages to the modern era, it has been diversified into many local typologies, among which the scottish and irish indirect inflation bagpipe, the french musetta and the piva. The zampogna has ancient origins: it is probable its lineage…
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