Uccio Aloisi Gruppu, with Domenico Riso and the Maestro Antonio Calsolaro, performance this excelent Italian tarantella (pizzica pizzica) in a very nice and old place in Specchia Italy maintaining the original tarantella 's style of the last centuries. for more info about Uccio Aloisi Gruppu please visit http://www.italianbusinessguide.com/
MUSIC OF ITALY
The music of Italy ranges across a broad spectrum of opera and instrumental classical music, the traditional styles of the country's different regions, and a body of popular music drawn from both native and imported sources. Music has traditionally been one of the cultural markers of Italian national and ethnic identity and holds an important position in society and in politics. Italian innovation in musical scales, harmony, notation, and theatre enabled the development of opera in the late 16th century, and much of modern European classical music, such as the symphony and concerto.
TRADITIONAL MUSIC OF ITALY (NAPOLI and SALENTO)
The most important are Neapolitan song, canzone Napoletana and the tarantella called pizzica pizzica in Salento Puglia. Besides opera, some regional music in the 19th century also became popular throughout Italy. Notable among these local traditions was the Canzone Napoletana the Neapolitan Song and the Tarantella. Although there are anonymous, documented songs from Naples from many centuries ago, the term, canzone Napoletana now generally refers to a large body of relatively recent, composed popular music—such songs as "'O sole mio", "Torna a Surriento", and "Funiculi Funicula". In the 18th century, many composers, including Alessandro Scarlatti, Leonardo Vinci, and Giovanni Paisiello, contributed to the Neapolitan tradition by using the local language for the texts of some of their comic operas.
The tarantella as traditional music of Naples, Calabria and Salento (Puglia) was developed by popular songs created by anonymous folks and are part of the Italian 19th century style.
The stately courtship tarantella is danced by a couple or couples, short in duration, graceful and elegant, and features characteristic music. The supposedly curative or symptomatic tarantella is danced solo by a supposed victim of a "tarantula" bite, agitated in character, may last from hours to days, and features characteristic music.
The first dance originated in Naples and the second in Salento la Puglia. The Neapolitan tarantella is a courtship dance performed by couples whose "rhythms, melodies, gestures and accompanying songs are quite distinct" featuring faster more cheerful music.
Its origins may further lie in "a fifteenth-century fusion between the Spanish Fandango and the Moresque 'ballo di sfessartia.'" The "magico-religious" tarantella is a solo dance performed supposedly to cure through perspiration the delirium and contortions attributed to the bite of a spider at harvest (summer) time. The dance was later applied as a supposed cure for the behavior of neurotic women.
UCCIO ALOISI GRUPPU
is one of the most rappreentative group of Italian folk musicians, mister UCCIO ALOISI an 80 years old singer, called the Italian Compay Segundo, maintain the original traditional Italian style to transmit sensations and passion with each song
UCCIO ALOISI GROUP 2008
Uccio Aloisi (Italian Compay Segundo)Maestro fra i Maestri voice
Domenico Riso Voice and drums (Tamburello)
Maestro Antonio Calsolaro mandolin and guitar
Francesco Polito Mandolin and guitar
Gino Nuzzo voice and drums (tamburello)
Alessandro Grecuccio accordion and voice(fisarmonica)
Lucia Passaseo Voice and chorus
Pasquale Pizzolante drums (Tamburello)