Italy’s Top World Music Group Returns To North America

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Italy’s Top World Music Group
CANZONIERE GRECANICO SALENTINO
Returns To North America

11 City Concert Tour of the US and Canada to Kick Off February 1 in New York City

SXSW Confirmed for March 15 – 17 in Austin. Texas

“CGS was a whirlwind” — THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Their intense and precise arrangements are utterly beguiling and trance-inducing” — THE NEW YORKER

“The best concert I’ve seen recently is Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino. The band is remarkable…” — MARC RIBOT

Italy’s leading ensemble on the world music circuit, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, opens 2013 with the announcement of their North American concert return.  Hailing from the Puglia region, the seven piece band and dancer are the number one exponents in a new wave of young performers re-inventing Southern Italy’s Pizzica Taranta music and dance traditions for today’s global audience.  CGS introduced North American audiences to the power of Taranta for the first time in 2011.  The group’s critically acclaimed debut tour led to a pair of high profile invitations for appearances at the 2012 editions of globalFEST and Womex, the international music market’s two top showcase events.

Opening in New York City, on Friday, February 1, 2013 at Pace University’s Schimmel Center for the Arts, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino will perform a set drawn from their new album “Pizzica Indiavolata” which entered the World Music Charts Europe at #2 in December 2012 and features guest appearances by Malian kora virtuoso Ballaké Sissoko and pan-European singer-songwriter Piers Faccini.  CGS’ Winter tour winds through performing arts centers and clubs in 11 US and Canadian cities on the East Coast and in the Midwest, finishing on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Navy Pier in Chicago.  In mid-March 2013 Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino will take an American Spring Break confirming their first appearance at the famed SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX.

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino North American Winter Tour:

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CGS North American Winter Tour is promoted by PUGLIA SOUNDS EXPORT – PO FESR PUGLIA 2007/2013 ASSE IV – INVESTIAMO NEL VOSTRO FUTURO

Friday | February 1, 2013  | 7:30pm:                    New York City, NY
PACE PRESENTS at THE SCHIMMEL CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Saturday | February 2, 2013  | 8pm:                     Arlington, VA
ARTISPHERE BALLROOM

Sunday | February 3, 2013  | 8pm (Doors 7pm):           Philadelphia, PA
WORLD CAFE LIVE Upstairs

Wednesday | February 6, 2013  | 7pm:                    Hanover, NH
SPAULDING AUDITORIUM
Hopkins Center for the Arts

Thursday | February 7, 2013  | 7:30pm:                  Somerville, MA
JOHNNY D’S

Friday | February 8, 2013  | 7:30pm:                    Dearborn, MI
ARAB AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM

Saturday | February 9, 2013  | 8pm (Doors 7pm):         London, ON
WOLF PERFORMANCE HALL

Monday | February 11, 2013  | 7pm (doors 6pm):          Cedar Rapids, IA
CSPS Hall

Tuesday | February 12, 2013  | 7:30pm (Doors 7pm):      Minneapolis, MN
CEDAR CULTURAL CENTER

 Thursday | February 14, 2013  | 7:30pm:                 Marquette, MI
ISPHEMING WESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

 Sunday | February 17, 2013  | 12pm:                     Chicago, IL
NAVY PIER

 Friday – Saturday | March 15 – 16, 2013  | TBA:         Austin, TX
SXSW Music Festival

Nu te fermare – Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Official video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-IfNJyxA8w

CGS: Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino | PRI’s The World
http://www.theworld.org/2012/02/cgs-canzoniere-grecanico-salentino/

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino In Concert: globalFEST 2012 | NPR
http://www.npr.org/event/music/144695373/canzoniere-grecanico-salentino-globalfest-2012

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino Photo By:  Daniela Cardone

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