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"Bell'Italia": the Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino at Navy Pier

Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)

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The Director of the Italian Cultural Institute

Silvio Marchetti


is pleased to invite you to 

a concert of the Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino


Sunday, February 17
12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Navy Pier's Crystal Gardens
Free Admission, All Ages


Formed by writer Rina Durante in 1975, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino is regarded as Italy’s leading and longest-standing traditional music ensemble, hailing from the Salento, the heel of the Italian boot, in Puglia.

Italy's fascinating dichotomy of tradition and modernity come together in the music of CGS: the seven piece band and dancer are the leading exponents in a new wave of young performers reinventing Southern Italy's Pizzica musical and dance traditions for today's global audience.

Bandleader, fiddler, and drummer Mauro Durante and company can make an 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. CGS shows are a life explosion: full of energy, passion, rhythm and mystery, they bring the audience from the past into modernity, and back.

 

 

 

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino live concerts are a life explosion: full of energy, passion, rhythm and mystery, they bring the audience from the past into modernity, and back.

 

Watch the videos:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI87gWM_9Ns
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kLf1vr2xCE&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63_DQnsxEok
canzonieregrecanicosalentino.net
http://www.sonicbids.com/epk/epk.aspx?epk_id=255428

 

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When & Where


Crystal Gardens Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)


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Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

500 N Michigan Ave., Suite 1450

Chicago, IL 60611

 

Currently active in all the major cities of the five continents, the ninety Italian Cultural Institutes serve as an ideal meeting place for intellectuals, artists, and cultural operatives, as well as for ordinary citizens, both Italian and foreign, who wish to establish or maintain a relationship with our country. By acting not only as a showcase and source of current information on Italy, but also as a driving force behind initiatives and projects of cultural cooperation, the Italian Cultural Institute has become a focal point for both the Italian communities abroad and the growing demand for Italian culture throughout the world.

By extending the role of Embassies and Consulates, the Italian Cultural Institutes offer the most effective tools for promoting a worldwide image of Italy as a center of production, preservation, and dissemination of culture from the Classical Age until today. Along with organizing cultural events in a vast array of areas, including art, music, cinema, theatre, dance, fashion, design, and photography, the Italian Cultural Institutes:

  • Offer the opportunity to learn Italian language and culture through the organization of courses, the management of libraries and the preparation of educational and editorial materials;
  • Provide the networks and the premises to facilitate the integration of Italian operators in the process of cultural exchange and production at an international level;
  • Provide information and logistic support to public and private cultural operators, both Italian and foreign;
  • Continuously support initiatives aimed at promoting an intercultural dialogue based on the principles of democracy and international solidarity.
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