Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

Christmas in Shoreditch


Friday 15 December LONDON Rich Mix 


The seven piece band and dancer make the audience shimmy with the energy of the ancient ritual of pizzica tarantata, said to cure the taranta spider’s bite with its frenzied trance dances.Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino shows are a life explosion: full of energy, passion, rhythm and mystery, they bring the audience from the past into modernity, and back.

Led by Ludovico Einaudi’s violinist Mauro Durante, Italian stars Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino return with a new album Canzoniere and create a wild spectacle for Christmas, full of energy, passion and stunning dance.

On Canzoniere, pizzica merges with club-ready dance numbers, South Asian flavours, soulful ballads, and anthemic pop. It’s a stunning fusion of styles and influences that never loses sight of its roots

‘A triumph – an extraordinary, exhilarating noise’ – Guardian

‘Canzoniere was a whirlwind’ (The New York Times)

“…awe-inspiring, stirring and soulful… Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino are contagiously spreading the rhythms of Puglia round the world.” Songlines