Odio l'estate festival di Villa Carpegna
22 - 25 July and 30 July - 5 August

Taranta | 7 - 8 September



MIGALA project
Migala Project was born from the intention of embarking on a musical journey that starting from the popular traditions of central-southern Italy reaches the ethnic sounds of world music. The group thus places a search for sound aimed at respecting the Traditions experienced in contact with "other musical cultures" in the context of what is now increasingly a "global village". Starting from this conception, traditional popular songs from central-southern Italy are reworked and characterized by a fusion with Balkan, Mediterranean, Afro and Irish sounds.

The journey within this soundscape takes place thanks to the varied musical experience of musicians influenced by popular research, ambient music, blues, Afro-Mediterranean and Irish "ethnic" sounds for a dance of peace among us, among peoples .

Francesco Loccisano trio

Francesco Loccisano trio
He began his guitar studies at the age of nine, at ten he formed his first group with which he carried out an intense concert activity throughout southern Italy. At the age of 22, under the guidance of Maestro Salvatore Gullace, he obtained the Lower Compilation at the Conservatory of Music of S. Giacomantonio in Cosenza.

He began his studies of Flamenco Guitar in Sevilla through the frequentation of musicians and popular places in Andalusia. Following a research and composition activity with various musicians from the Calabrian folk music scene, he approaches some of the traditional instruments (tambourine, barrel organ and battente guitar), with particular attention to the battente guitar, on which he makes structural changes and develops a personal style of composition.

In the field of Calabrian research music, he records various recordings as a guitarist and arranger and participates in the most important ethnic music festivals and reviews (Sanremo 2008, Womad, Tarantella Power, Festival dello Stretto, Paleariza, Sfinks, Stimmen, Matteo Salvatore Award, Bardentreffen, etc.) In 2005 he accompanied Pietra Montecorvino on the Mediterranean Naples tour in Italy, Spain and France. For the theater he composed the music of the brilliant comedy “Il Drogppio”, a text by Giorgio Salieri and “IL SONNAMBULO” by Bruno Papalia, produced by the Gruppo Spontaneo di Bovalino.

Guest at the Rome Tarantella Festival, for television he collaborated as a guitarist in the creation of the soundtrack for the film “THE FATHER OF THE BRIDES”, directed by LINO BANFI and music by Eugenio Bennato. He currently collaborates as a guitarist and arranger with Eugenio Bennato, with whom he has played in the most important World Music festivals.


Rome tarantella orchestra
Born in 1975, preferring in his repertoire the popular music of central-southern Italy, the pieces proposed in the concerts are the result, both of research carried out in the field, and of the revival of well-known pieces of the Italian popular tradition.

Cavallaro The group's curriculum includes participation in important events, including the Concert in the Sala dello Stenditoio in the monumental complex of San Michele a Ripa - Rome, organized by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Antica Festa di San Giovanni in Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome, guest Mimmo Epifani, Kaulonia tarantella festival 11th edition Caulonia -RC, with the direction of Eugenio Bennato, 34th international accordion festival -Castelfidardo - MC.




It is not possible to speak of Calabrian tarantella except as a geographical denominator that fits into a widespread and jagged universe. The myth of the taranta here has generated a music and a dance that in each country takes on precise and different connotations, manifests itself in a variety of versions and styles linked to a history of cultures, exchanges, settlements that have acted in a diversified way. in every province, in every valley and in every village.

Taranta The differences between one area and another are reflected everywhere in an overall manner on the structures of the melody and rhythm and therefore on the dance, the style of the steps, their amplitude, the figures and the speed. Mimmo Cavallaro - TaranProjet, becomes a means for the expression of this articulated musical language, expressing itself through the ancient sounds of rhythms and instruments of the Calabrian tradition. Epigones of a fabulous past but also witness of a living and expanding present, they project the Calabrian tarantella into contemporary European ethnic music without betraying its origins.


Mimmo Epifani & Epifani Barbes

Zucchini Flowers, the latest album by Mimmo Epifani, materializes the color and the Mediterranean sound of the virtuoso Apulian mandolinist and original performer who, with a good dose of irony, manages to break away from the great popular tradition without ever giving up his deepest roots.

The dialect becomes an expressive language because it is able to tell stories, facts and anecdotes of an ancient culture linked to the earth, to the rhythms of nature and to a lost wisdom that Mimmo Epifani translates into a heart of sugar and lemon, rapped nursery rhymes, overwhelming pinches and hypnotic rhythms.

From the salon of the barber of San Vito dei Normanni near Brindisi, where he learned the art of the mandolin from the masters Costantino Vita, barber and musician, and "Maestro" Peppu D'Augusta who played the pizzica (therapeutic dance of Salento also called Dance of San Vito), Mimmo Epifani perfects the technique of the instrument, contaminating it with the most diverse musical experiences: jazz, reggae, ska rhythms. Always traveling, for about twenty years, he has played with great artists such as Roberto de Simone, Massimo Ranieri, Eugenio Bennato with whom he founded the Taranta Power movement and then Antonio Infantino, Caterina Bueno, Matteo Salvatore, Ambrogio Sparagna.

For some years he has been actively collaborating with Fausto Mesolella of Avion Travel who oversaw the arrangements of the latest album Zucchini Flowers and with Danilo Rea, Furio Di Castri, Rita Marcotulli participates in the dedicated project Domenico Modugno: Men in Frac, making a record at the house of jazz of Rome.

His instinctive and profound musicality pushes him to continually seek out new territories and modern sounds that make him an international artist with a strong tendency towards independence and exploration of new cultures. His musical path is intertwined with that of Josè Barros, Ttkunack and in recent months also with that of Tonino Carotone.