Mediterranean Folk Ensembles

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Mediterranean Folk Ensembles
26 May 2014 19:30
27 May 2014 01:00
5/6 euro
Danzaeasud in collaboration with CC Cafe’
17 May 2014
CC Muziekcafe'
Rustenburgerstraat , Amsterdam

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


Doors open: 19:30

Workshop of Southern Italian Folk Dance, La Tammurriata : 20:00-21:00

Babbo Theater : 21:15-21:45

Fratelli Sotera Sicilian folk : 22:00-23:00

Jamsession: 23:00-01:00

The entrance is of 4 euro only for the concert
6 euro for workshop and concert and food.

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

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Info about La Tammurriata

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.


Info about Babboo Theater
The BABBOO music begun in 2011, when Alessandro had probably been inspired by the great divinity Wa, god of all the babboos, in composing a music which could finally free his inner animal up. What followed was a solo theatre piece, Babboo Theater, which saw the scene in the end of 2012. After that Babboo became a band, BABBOO, and a whole philosophy of life… and love!

Info about Sotera Brothers
De Siciliaanse broers Pino en Antonio Sotera vormen het kloppend hart van Trio Siciliano, beiden als zanger én muzikant.
Pino speelt gitaar, Antonio accordeon en conga’s.
De beide broers kwamen in de 80-er jaren naar Nederland en begonnen Ristorante-Pizzeria Tarantella op de Wandelweg in Wormerveer.
Ze namen niet alleen hun eet cultuur mee maar ook hun muziek.
Sinds enkele jaren zingen en spelen ze hun Siciliaanse volksmuziek samen met mandolinespeler Hans Wesseling onder de naam Trio Siciliano.
Het Trio speelt regelmatig in het eigen restaurant en het zusterbedrijf in Wijk aan Zee.
Ook worden ze veel gevraagd op Italiaanse thema avonden, feesten enz.
Bezetting: Zang, accordeon, gitaar en mandoline.
Repertoire: Siciliaanse Volksmuziek
Het Tarantella Trio kan ook akoestisch (lopend zonder versterking) optreden, op manifestaties, tijdens tuinfeesten of op een terras van een restaurant.
De complete Italiaanse sfeer beleven is natuurlijk eerst een optreden van het Trio Siciliano (tijdens het eten, maar ook om te walsen of een tarantella te dansen/springen) en daarna de Tarantella Band (van wegdromen in nostalgie tot uit je dak gaan met opzwepende pop en latin songs).