25 apr 2011

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Pizzica: Italian music exorcism

pizzica taranta music exorcism
It dates to about 1100 A.D. the musical tradition of exorcism in southern Italy.
Tarantella, tarantula, pizzica (pinch) is the name of this fantastic music obsessive, repetitive, hypnotizing and inspires dance, free dance ...
Hysteria, depression, all mental disorders in the Middle Ages, were considered evil, and music therapy, perhaps coming from Africa, possibly native, succeeded in many cases to treat the unfortunate.

With time it became a wonderful rhythm of the tarantella music of courtship, where, in their own way men and women were chosen during the holidays.
Here an article and videos of pizzica and tarantella as Italian traditional music and, below, a video about that Italian tradition:

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