Artist Profiles: Aria Corte

Aria Corte

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.

The band:

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

Discography:

De Sira
Taranzando

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.

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