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Carmen Consoli: the first female music director of Taranta’s night

Carmen Consoli: the first female music director of Taranta's night

Carmen Consoli is the new music director of Taranta's night, the biggest european popular music festival and among the most important ones in the world.

For the first time it will be a woman to reinterpret the repertoire of the traditional music from Salento with the Popular Orchestra and the national and international guests to rediscover Salento popular music corpus. The sicilian artist was guest of the event in 2006. Carmen Consoli succeeds in the direction of the final concert to Phil Manzanera, who handles the last edition, Another sicilian man before Consoli was the cellist and composer Giovanni Sollima, music director in 2014.

Melpignano's concert, in Salento, can attract more than 200 thousand people, is planned for August 27  and will close the 19 edition of the festival.