Listen to the World Presents:
Live at St Ethelburga's, Saturday 13th February, 7:30pm
Amaraterra’s songs and dances speak of love, happiness, longing and passion in a simple, energetic way that gets its core message through the linguistic barrier by sheer force of rhythm: Embrace life with pure joy and abandon yourself to the dance that heals!
On the eve of Valentine's Day – bring your loved one for a special evening of music and dance!
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Pizzica is the folk dance of the Salento, a region best known for farming, deep in the South-East of Italy. Pizzica’s timeless roots go back to the Dionysiac festivals and the pagan myth of the tarantula spider, once a common presence in the sun-scorched fields all over the Mediterranean coast. According to popular belief, the “pizzicu” (bite) of the spider induces an altered state of mind that can only be healed by a frenetic dance to the relentless beat of the tambourine, until trance is achieved and the mind liberated.
Amaraterra formed in London, UK in 2011 by a group of passionate expats from the Salento, Amaraterra has grown into a multi-national ensemble, presenting its audience with a joyful and energetic selection of pizzica and roots music from all over the south of Italy, and adapting its style of music to the vibrant and cosmopolitan world music scene without weakening the links to its traditional musical canon. http://amaraterra.co.uk/
Tickets: £12 (Concessions tickets available for sale at the door with ID)
BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE Their shows sell out so reserve your seats in advance!
Food and drinks will be available for sale on the evening. Delicious food prepared by Emanuel Peruvian Catering
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