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2019 Melbourne Taranta Festival

A celebration of Southern Italian and Mediterranean music. 7 events over 5 days including the Canzionere Grecanico Salentino exclusive concert in Melbourne.
March 13 to 17, 2019
Festival Main Event:
Canzionere Grecanico Salentino in Concert
with special guests Vardos Trio and more
Friday, March 15 from 7pm
Thornbury Theatre
Festival Closing Event:
Incontro Mediterraneo
An afternoon of music from across the Mediterranean featuring The Rustica Project, Santa Taranta, the Melbourne School or Tarantella and Sanacori Ensemble, Dora and Angelo Marchese, George El-Azar, Byron Triandafyllidis, the Lewis Florez Duo, Rayan Aridi and Jihad Harba...
Sunday, March 17 from 12:00pm
Brunswick Neighbourhood House, 43A DeCarle St. Brunswick
Contemporary Italian Folk Singing 
with Alessia Tondo (ITA)
Thursday March 14, 5:30pm
Ceres Environmental Park, Brunswick East
Pizzica Pizzica Dance Today with Silvia Perrone (ITA)
Thursday March 14, 7:00pm
Ceres Environmental Park, Brunswick East
Free conference and live performance
History and Significance of Tarantism

Dr. Massimiliano Morabito (ITA)
Wednesday March 13, 6:00pm
Co.As.It, 199 Faraday St, Carlton
Uniti in Australia Birthday Party
featuring Vardos and DJ Set
Saturday March 16, 8:00pm

Al Metro, 342 Brunswick St Fitzroy
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Concert After-Party
Friday, March 15 from 10:30pm
Joanie's Baretto, 832A High St, Thornbury
Pugliese-style Breakfast with Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
Friday March 15 from 9:00am
iPugliesi Bar, 134 Elizabeth St. Coburg North


Thornbury Theatre, 859 High St Thornbury
Museo Italiano, 199 Faraday St Carlton
CERES Environmental Park, Brunswick East
Al Metro, 342 Brunswick St Fitzroy
Brunswick Neighbourhood House, 43A DeCarle St Brunswick





Puglia Sounds, Regione Puglia


Nixora Group Pty Ltd
GAIA - Global Association of International Artists
Il Panzerotto Taste of Puglia - Melbourne
Commonwealth Bank Australia


Federazione Pugliese d'Australia
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
Melbourne School of Tarantella
Casa Cultura
Alkantara Fest - Festival internazionale di musica folk e world
Co∙As∙It - Museo Italiano, Language & Cultural Centre
Uniti in Australia
Victorian Multicultural Commission


Joanie's Baretto
Segmento Magazine - Australia
The Rustica Project

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