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Italian Folk Music - “La notte della Taranta” music festival begins in Salento


"La Notte della Taranta" is one of Italy’s biggest festival dedicated to folk music

On August 5th “La notte della Taranta” music festival began under the starry sky of Salento, or Apulea, an area in the region of Puglia. 116 more words

Italian Summer Festival - Perugia celebrates the American music tradition: Umbria Jazz 2014


Musicians playing at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia
When we think of jazz music, we usually think of New Orleans or, more generally, of the southern United States where it originated in the late 19th and early 20th century. 134 more words

Italian tradition: The Palio di Siena, a century-old competition of contrade


Contrade parade through the streets of Siena
Tuscan people are usually amiable and friendly, but they can also be very competitive and mocking, especially when it comes to horse racing. 127 more words