Santa Taranta is a Melbourne-based band playing a mix of original music and traditional music from southern Italy.

The group has hit the ground winning over crowds at the National Folk Festival, Brunswick Music Festival, Piers Festival, Fairbridge Festival, Illawarra Folk Festival as well as many concerts at prominent Melbourne music venues.

Santa Taranta plays Pizzica, Tammurriata, Stornelli, as well as Polkas from the barbershop and the occasional serenade d’amore, with a contemporary, worldly flair. They will infect your blood and keep you dancing like a spider and weeping like la Madonna…