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Ritmu Roots Festival - Loccisano & DeCarolis
Ritmu Roots Festival - Loccisano & DeCarolis

Fri, 24 May


Argotti Gardens

Ritmu Roots Festival - Loccisano & DeCarolis

Entrance: €10.00

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Time & Location

24 May 2024, 21:00 – 21:50

Argotti Gardens, Triq Vincenzo Bugeja, Floriana

About the event

This event forms part of the ticketing package for Ritmu Roots Festival at Argotti Gardens.

Two virtuoso guitarists, Francesco Loccisano and Marcello De Carolis, came to meet and collaborate through their shared fascination for the chitarra battente, a traditional Southern Italian instrument with baroque roots.

Usually referred to as 'strumming guitar', the chitarra battente primarily evolved as an accompanying instrument providing the rhythm for communal dances like tarantella and pizzica.

With dedication the accomplished duo developed a repertoire to which this instrument resonates deeply; an exchange of musical ideas and musical dialogues with the aim of elevating of the chitarra battente to the forefront of musical appreciation. Their dynamic interplay on a repertoire of original compositions skilfully showcases the new-found potential of this venerable instrument to captivate new audiences.

Artists: Francesco Loccisano and Marcello De Carolis

Accessibility: This venue is wheelchair accessible.

This event is supported by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di La Valletta.

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