From Puglia, the cultural melting pot at the ‘heel of the boot’ in Southern Italy, CGS’s music is hypnotic and giddying in its fervour and its ability to ensnare you. Breathtaking live, and winners of Best Group at the 2018 Songlines Music Awards, they take the traditional pizzica rhythm and add a dash of electronica and hip-hop, but without straying too far from their rich folkloric origins.
Please meet the… Pizzica! Come and find out more about this engaging music and dance style from Puglia, the heel of the Italian boot. The Italian music masters from CGS will tell you about the dance, the history, the instruments and the mysterious ancient ritual of Tarantism, said to cure the ‘Taranta’ spider’s bite with its frenzied trance dances.