Santa Taranta present

THE MELBOURNE TARANTA ORCHESTRA

 

A collective of talented musicians from the Melbourne world

and jazz scene come for the first time together to reinvent southern Italian folk music and to give it a local accent. 

Inspired by this infectious music they are bringing new energy into the Australian music scene and creating new bridges among cultures.

"Sonu - Songs from the Homeland

  Our new show selected by the Australia Counci for the Arts  to tour in Australia in 2020!

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Santa Taranta Italian traditional music in Melbourne. Pizzica, tarantella and much more. Sa, nta Taranta, Music from the south of Italy in Melbourne

Sonu takes you on a musical journey through the migrant experience in Australia, interweaving an outstanding live performance by a talented bunch of new and older Australians with archival recordings from Canberra’s National Library.

(Magica Fossati, SBS)

It is a rare experience to be invited so generously into the lives of the living while dancing with the ghosts of the past. Sonu is a celebration that is immediate and joyful, immersing us in music and stories from a culture that has become such a big part of contemporary Australian identity - you will be singing along before you know it, because this music is part of all of us. 

(Mikelangelo - writer, performer, musician)