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ICTM-Workshop #4: Musical traditions of southern Italy

By Emanuela Lodato
Thursday 27 January 2022 - 19h00
Molière Theatre - Galerie de la Porte de Namur, 3 Square du Bastion, 1050 Bruxelles
THU 27/01

Get to know musical traditions through a variety of voices, points of view and interpretations. The themes that will be tackled in these introductory sessions are the context of performance, the conditions in which it exists and the events that have marked the history of these traditions. In a cosy atmosphere, sitting around a table in the Foyer of the Théâtre Molière, the public will take part in an introduction prepared by the presenter, interrupted by periods of interchange among the participants.

In this session, Emanuela Lodato will lead you through the musical traditions of southern Italy. We shall investigate more closely various styles of music and dance, including the pizzicata, the tamburru dance, the Calabrian tarantella, the Sicilian tarantella … These dances are traditionally accompanied by percussion played on frame drums or tambourines and always play an important part in southern Italian culture. Recent years have witnessed a rediscovery and a renewal of these traditions, not only in Italy itself but also among the Italian community in Brussels.
Emanuela Lodato is a Sicilian musician and dancer whose artistic career began in the theatre. In 2004 she began to study the traditional music and dances of the south of Italy in depth. She has studied percussion with Massimo Laguardia and has travelled in the south of Italy to learn the dances

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