Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
Traditional Italian music + dance
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 |$10/$9 Museum Members
Lower Level Auditorium, AANM
13624 Michigan Ave.,Dearborn, MI
Formed in 1975, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino is both the foremost and longest-standing traditional music band from the Salento peninsula, in the Puglia region of southern Italy. Led by violinist/percussionist Mauro Durante, son of the troupe’s original bandleader, this six-piece with dancer provides an intense, atmospheric spectacle, ranging from energetic pizzica (traditional dance/music of Salento) to tender songs of love and longing; from the festa-like exuberance of a village band to an ironic glance toward modernity. CGS has made 17 albums and thrilled live audiences in Europe, the Middle East, Canada and the U.S. In 2010, CGS opened the Concertone of La Notte della Taranta, a major traditional music festival in Melpignano, Italy, where they performed live before 100,000 people.