Santa Taranta. 7th January

Sunday 7th January. 2.30 pm in the BackYard

Santa Taranta is a Melbourne-based band playing a mix of original
music and traditional music from southern Italy. The group has won
over crowds at the National Folk Festival, Illawarra Folk Festival,
Brunswick Music Festival, Piers Festival, Fairbridge Festival, as well
as many concerts at prominent Melbourne music venues.
Founding member Salvatore Rossano, Ethnomusicologist and
polyinstrumentalist, has been playing the music of Southern Italy
since adolescence. Francesco Bufarini, also has a long and rich
history with traditional Italian music and dance. Emiliano Beltzer is a
fine guitarist and bass player from Argentina, with a history in
classical, jazz, rock and folklore. Hayley Egan is a vocalist and linguist
with a background in world music and traditional storytelling
through song.
Santa Taranta plays Pizzica, Tammurriata, Stornelli, as well as Polkas
from the barbershop and the occasional serenade d’amore, with a
contemporary, worldly flair. They will infect your blood and keep you
dancing like a spider and weeping like la Madonna…