Notte della Taranta

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Night of Tarantula (La Notte della Taranta) is a music festival from Salento, Apulia, (Italy).

Night of Tarantula in 2013

The Night of Tarantula is focused on Pizzica, a popular folk genre in Apulia, and takes place in various municipalities in the province of Lecce and the Grecìa Salentina, especially in Melpignano. It gives great importance to the folk music tradition of Taranta and Pizzica, and it is a great resource for tourism in Apulia.

The Festival tours around Salento, normally culminating in a gran finale concert in Melpignano in August, which lasts until late at night. It has been attended by an average of 120,000 spectators. This music festival, started in 1998, an initiative of several municipalities of the Salento, which sponsored this event. Every year it appoints a new musical director.

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