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Luca Rossi's 'La storia d’amore tra la Tammorra e il Djembe'
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Luca Rossi’s ‘La storia d’amore tra la Tammorra e il Djembe’

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A show about the love story between traditional Italian and sub-Saharan instruments to express the meeting of cultures.
Storia d'amore tra la Tammorra e il Djembe
Storia d’amore tra la Tammorra e il Djembe

The Italian Cultural Institute of Dakar, in collaboration with Bayaal 221, presents ‘La storia d’amore tra la Tammorra e il Djembe‘ (The Love Story Between the Tammorra and the Djembe) with Luca Rossi, one of the best Italian performers of folk music and theatre from Campania and Southern Italy and among the most iconic exponents of the tammorra and frame drums.

Conceived and produced by Bayaal 221, the show – halfway between theatre, music and folklore – will be held on 20 November at the Théâtre National Daniel Sorano. A journey through history, rituals, rhythms, including tammurriate and sabar, tarante and goumbè, singers, saltigué and griot, with Italian artists Luca Rossi (frame drums and voice) and Giovanni Parrillo (piano, accordion, winds, drums), and the participation of Cheikh Lo, Thierno Koite’ (Baobab Orchestra), Flambeau Ndiaye Rose, Leauz Diwane G, Compagnie Caada Dialaw, Daba, Kalsoum, Corinna Fiora, Assico Band PA, Donald Boucal & Les Enfants D’ornella, El- Hadji Sissoko and Ndongo Fall.

The programme also includes several events dedicated to knowledge of the folk music tradition of Southern Italy and to the encounter and exchange with Senegalese popular culture:

  • on 16 November, in the garden of the Cultural Institute, the seminar ‘Du tarantisme au ndeup’ will be held, the thaumaturgical power of popular apotropaic rites through music, song and dance;
  • on 17 November at the Blaise Senghor Regional Cultural Centre in Dakar, there will be a workshop on the ‘tammorra’, the frame drums and rhythms of southern Italy. A training programme that will see the participation of 10 professional Senegalese percussionists.

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