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Kaulonia Tarantella Festival

27 to 31 August, 2013 in Caulonia (Reggio Calabria)


The Kaulonia Tarantella Festival 2013 will take place August 27 to 31 in the picturesque scenery of Piazza Month, in the heart of the old town of Caulonia (RC). More than a festival, the Kaulonia Tarantella is a real phenomenon and popular culture can catalyze, during the last week of August, tens of thousands of people by putting the spotlight on Caulonia, a small town of Locri, located in the Ionian the province of Reggio Calabria.

Among the artists who will participate in the XXV edition of the Kaulonia Tarantella Festival have been announced: on August 27, the opening day of the festival, will be staged the Sud Sound System, for the first time to Kaulonia Tarantella Festival, August 28th will be the time of Eugene Jackson, authentic dean of the festival, which this time will perform a unique and unrepeatable event alongside a Raiz (voice Almamegretta) and Pietra Montecorvino, August 29 will be Ambrogio Sparagna and his Orchestra Popolare Italiana to perform in Caulonia.

August 29 will be the date also of the highly anticipated and acclaimed concert of Agricantus, one of the world most popular Italian band in the world, returning to perform with after a stop lasted 7 years.

On August 30th will be one of the days cornerstone of the entire 2013 edition, the evening of “Caulonia meets the World” with the presence on stage of Piazza Mese  of the Orchesta Mediterranea of Jamal Ouassini, a prestigious ensemble that sees inside musicians and representatives of various folk cultures of the Mediterranean (Morocco, Spain, Greece, Lebanon) which will be counterbalanced by the exhibition of James Senese and Napoli Centrale, a band that in the contamination between different musical languages ​​has always made its greatest strength, and finally, the closing date of 31 August there is the strange encounter between the big band of world music Calabrian “Mimmo Cavallaro & Cosimo Papandrea Taranproject” and the divine voice of Antonella Ruggiero, in an unprecedented blend of Pop and Tarantella Calabrese.

Opening the evening all the energy of the Drums of South, young band that embraces some of the most talented percussionists and drummers of Calabria and Sicily.


August 2 and 3, 2013 in Verona

Concerts, dances, parades, fireworks, music, dragons, giants and musicians, historical or legendary, will be the elements that represent every nuance of Catalan culture and folklore during the international Aplec 2 and 3 August.

Once again the magic atmosphere of Verona will hit tourists and spectators with unique and unforgettable events that will make them tirelessly spectacular and theatrical. All thanks to the combination of culture and tradition in Catalonia.

This will give people in Verona emotion and amazement with gegants, giant masked, the castellers, huge human towers that will get the party started in Piazza Erbe, with dracs (dragons) which together with the fanfare and improvised music parade through the streets of the city .

All together, the 3rd of August, will close the festival with their mouths and fiery dragons Catalan enrich lights and colors the sky above Verona, transforming itself into a participatory atmosphere.