The Goodnight Tambourine
It was the beginning of the eighteenth century and at that time the couples knew each other exclusively through the families. The love among the young people was platonic and the parents realizing the mutual sympathies between their descendants, organized small parties that ended up "in tarallucci and wine". Everything was framed by the notes of the tarantella sung by a mandolin and a tambourine. Later, a great Neapolitan master Raffaele Donnarumma played the first tarantella. The tarantella later moved to almost all the regions and cities of the south, so the various tarantellas were born musically: the Luciana, the Sicilian, the Tarantella Sorrentina and so on.
In 1903, on the island of Capri the first dancer of Tarantella was the beautiful Carmelina, she was fourteen years old and was a peasant woman who enchanted all the tourists, with her graces, with her ballet and the inseparable tambourine: the " Tarascone. "
This surprising instrument has very ancient origins, perhaps it already existed in the 2nd millennium BC. and it was common to all ancient civilizations: from the Jews to the Egyptians, from the Sumerians to the Hittites.
Born with the purpose of accompanying the traditional music of every civilization, especially during banquets and ceremonies, it has managed to carry to us that magic that weaves myths and legends, propitiatory rites, facts and people of a distant time that cross ancestral sounds are kidnapped and projected, at supersonic speed, on the timeline reaching us and wishing us luck and longevity.
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