Photos: Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino at The Cedar October 3rd

On October 3rd, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino graced the Cedar stage, performing the lost art of the Pizzica.

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino demonstrated the mobility of culture with their many instruments, filling The Cedar with the sweet sound of Italian folk. During some songs, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino brought dancer Silvia Perrone to the center of the stage, who captivated the audience with her charming  pirouettes and synchronization with the instruments. Towards the end of the set, the group invited the audience to partake in a Pizzica lesson, teaching a romantic chorus that they sang along with during the next song:

O na na na na na na na,

beddha l’amore e ci la sape fa

This love of sharing the Pizzica has kept the group alive since 1975, making them the longest standing traditional Italian music ensemble, upholding the beauty of the music and its themes of culture and family.   

-Bethel Gessesse
Fall Marketing and Content Intern