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mediterranean folk ensembles
31 March 2014 20:00
31 March 2014 21:00
3/5 euro
28 February 2014
CC Muziekcafe'
Rustenburgerstraat, Amsterdam
trio bamone

Every last monday of the month, CCMuziekcafe’ hosts the event ‘Mediterranean Folk Ensemble, a musical journey across southern Europe and northern Africa”, a music & dance project, under the artistic direction of dancer, choreographer & event promoter Isabella Ruggiero.


Doors open: 19:30
Workshop: 20:00-21:00
Concert: 21:00-23:30
Jamsession: 23:30-01:00


Danzeasud production presents

La Tammurriata, a dance around the Vesuvius
Traditional southern Italian folk dance workshop

with Isabella Ruggiero, DANZEASUD, certified advanced teacher and dancer ( )
After that great music with:

Trio Bamone’
Afro-Maroccan-Brazilian sounds

There will be a food tasting of Italian traditional food in between the dance workshop and the concert.

The entrance is of 3 euro only for the concert
5 euro for workshop and concert and food.

La Tammurriata in the southern Italian musical tradition: ritual and myth

La Tammuriata is a music tradition lived in the rural areas around the volcano Vesuvius, in the South of Italy. Throughout the transformation of seasons, the tradition connects the existentiality of the local population with their everyday social lives and work, the earth and the elements of nature, and with their ancestors and spirituality. With utter devotion and care, la Tammuriata has been passed on as a strictly oral tradition over many generations. It exists today an intriguing tradition transcending the limits of everyday space and time in a powerful ritual to cleanse up the social and metaphysical tensions that obstruct the eternal progression and repetition of life’s cycles.

Isabella Ruggiero, experienced dancer and choreographer, will introduce the participants to the cultural background of Tammurriata – a combined form of music, canto and dance – as well as to the basic techniques of dancing and drumming.

La Tammurriata belongs to the wide family of Tarantella dances, spread all over the south of the Italian peninsula. Names such as ” Tarantella” or “Ballo sul tamburo” were, indeed, also used to refer to Tammurriata but they have been falling into disuse.
In the inner parts of region Campania, north Apulia, Calabria, Basilicata the folk dance is still called Tarantella.

The workshop will be structured in two parts:

Part 1 – dance technique, dance etiquette, practical skills and theoretical knowledge on the rhythm of the drum Tammorra,verses, rhymes, jokes and the conventional expressions and the metrical structure of the canto.

Day 2 – Styles. We will examine the style known as “Dell’agro Nocerino-Sarnese”, area in the province of Salerno, Campania, Italy.

There will be live music with instruments of the tradition ( Tammorra, Putibu’, Castagnettas en more ).

Isabella Ruggiero (Napoli, Italy) is dancer, researcher and choreographer of traditional dances from the South of Italy, Egypt and the Middle East. Isabella is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and organizes cultural events ( lectures, music festivals, dance workshops, concerts ) in the Netherlands with the aim of creating a bridge between Mediterranean and local culture and to spread Mediterranean music and dance culture abroad.

Trio Bamone’

The combination of N’goni, Berimbau, Hang, & other Percussion creates Soundscapes that are Positive & Groovie.

De verbinding tussen 3 muzikanten van verschillende culturele komaf,
en de uitwisseling van hun verschillende muzikale achtergronden (*)
maken Trio Bamoné een bijzondere groep in het genre van “Wereldmuziek”.

“Een fris en vernieuwend geluid wat nog niet eerder is gehoord”.
“Een prikkelend Positief Repertoire welke aanmoedigd actief onderdeel te zijn van de performance”.

Laat je inspireren door de Unieke combinatie van o.a. de Braziliaanse Berimbau (Luiz Perillo-Brasil), de Zwitserse Hang (Midou Akhrif-Maroc), en de West Afrikaanse N’goni (Hassie Dune-Holland), en Laat je verassen hoe Verschillendheid, Creativiteit en Originaliteit in de hand kan werken.

Muziek verbindt: wij staan garant voor een sfeervolle, swingende en onvergetelijke muzikale happening!

Hassie Dune toerde de wereld rond met Zuco 103 (brasilectro), Tarhana (soefi beats & anatolien melodies) en Sinas (global dancefloor jazz).ook speelt hij al jaren mee in West Afrikaans georiënteerde bands als Afrika Sabu Njouma en Nusodia.

Midou Akhrif; virtuoze matrozen

Drummer, percussionist Luiz Perillo heeft in verschillende bands gespeeld (genre Braziliaans/Wereld muziek). Treme Terra was één van deze percussie bands. Ook speelde Luiz jaren samen met jazz saxofonist Ghasem Batamuntu.