Aria Corte plays contemporary arrangements of the traditional music from the Lower Salento region of Italy. The band’s show travels through the mythical world of the taranta, using the frenetic and obsessive rhythms of the pizzica-pizzica and pizzica-tarantata.
Rocco Borlizzi: tamburello, tammorra, vocals
Gino Cerfeda: electric guitar, vocals
Alessandra Caiulo: castanet, tamburello, and vocals
Antonio Palma: rhythm guitar, vocals
Giacomo Corvaglia: tamburello, tammorra, darbuka, bendir
Biagio De Francesco: electric bass, mandolin, guitar, and harmonica
with guest musician: Claudio Prima: diatonic accordion, vocals
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.