Santa Taranta will soon launch its 3rd album!
THE MELBOURNE TARANTA ORCHESTRA
Together with a collective of talented musicians from the Melbourne world
and jazz scene the album will reinvent southern Italian folk music to give it a local accent.
"Sonu - Songs from the Homeland"
selected by the Australia Council for the Arts to tour in Australia
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)