La Cantiga de la Serena

The Salento-based La Cantiga de la Serena is an ensemble of musicians and researchers that recovers and reworks the ancient music of the Mediterranean basin, which has always represented a true cultural bridge between the East and the West.

Their music is outlining an imaginary journey along which ancient Sephardic cantigas (expression of the Spanish jews’ heritage) entwine with traditional melodies from Apulia (narrative songs, tarantelle), a Greek syrto merges with a song from Grecìa Salentina, the charming sounds of a Syrian melody cross the solemn forcefulness of a Neapolitan villanella, until they melt into the passionate rhythm of a Macedonian horo.

A dialogue of love whispered between the sea and the feminine, the song of the siren that continues to bewitch wayfarers of all time. The use of musical instruments belonging to different cultures and the space given to improvisation enhance the execution of the repertoire that celebrates the free expression of the musicians, their way of feeling and filtering these ancient songs of love, prayer and joy.

Adolfo La Volpe (oud, guitar, bouzouki, Portuguese guitar)
Fabrizio Piepoli (voice, swing guitar, santur, daff)
Giorgia Santoro (flute, bass flute, bansuri, tin whistle, Celtic harp)

La Cantiga de la Serena

Daily tickets:
€10 until 31 May
€15 from 1 to 27 June
€20 on Festival days

Festival tickets:
€18 until 31 May
€25 from 1 to 27 June
€35 on Festival days

Points of sale:
Ticket office at the Croatian Cultural Centre, an hour before the beginning of the program
– Online at mojekarte.hr *
Dallas Music Shop *
Foto Revija *
– petrol stations Petrol / Crodux *
– On Festival days at the entrance to Exportdrvo, an hour before the beginning of the program

* On tickets bought online, in Dallas Music Shop, Foto Revija or Petrol / Crodux an additional fee in the amount of €0.95 is charged for the processing of the transaction.

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