Ludivico Einaudi Unveils Visionary Taranta Project
GO BEHIND THE SCENES AS EINAUDI TRACES The TARANTA PROJECT'S ORIGINS AND INSPIRATIONS.
In 2010, Ludovico Einaudi was invited to direct the orchestra of the La Notte Della Taranta festival in Salento, Italy. Embarking on a mission to reinvent traditional Salentine music, Einaudi invited a few fellow musicians to share in the adventure, including Ballaké Sissoko, Justin Adams, Juldeh Camara, Mercan Dede, Redi Hasa and Mauro Durante.
The resulting collaboration of these great musicians was a huge hit. After taking the show on tour, the decision was made to document the powerful emotions of this extraordinary journey in a recording - available May 12th from Ponderosa. This tremendously exciting and innovative album breathes new life into an ancient tradition.
"Before this experience I felt that I was a Northern boy from Italy, and after this experience I feel that part of my heart is also in Salento."