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ASSURD

CRISTINA VETRONE

voice, diatonic button accordion

ENZA PRESTIA

voice, tammorra, tamburello (frame-drums)

LORELLA MONTI

voice, tamburello (italian frame-drum), castagnette.


Feat.

ENZA PAGLIARA

voice, tamburello (italian frame-drum)

"ASSURD"  founded in 1993,  they resume the songs and the music of popular traditions of the South of Italy. The band initially made by three women, Cristina Vetrone, Lorella Monti and Enza Prestia...

Their apprentice happens, for a verse, directly from the old singers, for example, they revamp the existing records on this subject, by merging the methodology of peasant culture, where for centuries live the feast as a moment in which is handed down orally the traditions, with those that are the research of the most modern ethnomusicology.

As seen the material collected, by the second post-war years, by Alan Lomax, Diego Carpitella, Ernesto De Martino and Roberto Leydi, which have left the tracks of interest ever on this music and these traditions.

And from these sources, the Assurd, have resumed, among other things, the “Tammurriate” (songs and dances of the local tradition), the “Pizziche” (from the Italian translation of “Pinching” ,linked to the phenomenon of the Taranto area  Pugliese), the tarantellas, the songs of protest linked to the sphere of work and emigration, and the serenades. Throughout the years, in addition, the repertoire is enlarged and enriched with original compositions, providing a sense of continuity and constant movement towards the tradition.


Origins:

Campania, Argentina.

collaboration: Nuova Compagnia di Canto Popolare, Giovanna Marini, Ivan Della Mea, Nando Citarella, Gruppo Operaio ‘E Zezi di Pomigliano D’Arco, Daniele Sepe, Marco Paolini, Peppe Barra, Marcello Colasurdo, ‘O Lione, Paolo Angeli, Art Ensamble of Chicago, Aterballetto di reggio Emila, Gulbenkian Ballet. Les Grands ballets canadiens de Montreal, CNB lisboa, Dortmund Ballet, Basel Ballet, Teatre S. Carlo, Gauthier dance, Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Lo Cor de la Plana [...]


Festivals: Ferrara buskers, Neuchatel buskers- Saint Charter; Berlino, Les Nuits de Nacre - (Limoges), Festival Internazionale di Palau "Isole che parlano" (Sardegna), XI Rencontres de Chants Polyphoniques de Calvi (Corsica),VIII Festival De Chants et De Musiques de Noël - (St.Dalmas, Francia), Voucalia-Festival of Mediterraneo Polyphonies - (Nizza); Festival ambulant "Chants des mondes" - (Lione, Francia); Parigi "Festa della musica" - (Francia);Istanbul "Festa della musica" - (Turchia); Manresa-(spagna); BabelMed music-(Francia). [...]


Theatre: Il Cairo, Atene, Salonicco, Ankara, Mosca, S.Pietroburgo, Innsbruck, Belgrado, Hong Kong, Singapore, Londra, Cordoba, Mendoza, Mar del Plata, Montevideo, S. paulo, Rio de janeiro, [...]



OTHER PROJECT

Discography              

-Intrasatta
  (℗ Assurd - 2002)
-Fate 
  (℗ FND/Assurd - 2004)
-Stamanera                    
  (℗ Terre in Moto - 2009).
-Musiche per cantata        
  (℗ Suonitineranti - 2011).                              Assurd_media.htmlAssurd_media.htmlshapeimage_2_link_0

Heading singular, atypical for a woman, violent and yearning at the same time, to the limit of baritone. It is considered as one of the most interesting Italian accordionist.

typically Neapolitan voice: full bodied, musical, sweet. It is the expression of the sound of women of the alleys of Naples. It is considered one of the best dancers of Tammurriate.

born and grew up in Argentina of Italian background. Strong temper with a warm and persuasive voice. Nostalgic and indefinable in its issue, typically South American. Excellent  percussionist.

Cristina Vetrone

Lorella Monti

Enza Prestia

NextTOUR


2014


30 + 31 + JAN 2014 - SCHAUBURG theater - Munich ( GERMANY)

ASSURD feat. E. Pagliara “CANTATA” with GAUTIER DANCE


01 FEB 2014 - SCHAUBURG theater - Munich ( GERMANY)

ASSURD feat. E. Pagliara “CANTATA” with GAUTIER DANCE


04 + 05 +  FEB 2014 - “Holland Dance Festival” - HAGUE (NETHERLANDS)

ASSURD feat. E. Pagliara - “CANTATA” with GAUTIER DANCE


07  FEB 2014 - “Bad Cuyp” - Amsterdam (NETHERLANDS)

ASSURD feat. E. Pagliara


08   MARCH  2014 - “Castello di Melfi” Melfi - PZ - (IT)


22 MAR 2014 -  “BABEL MED MUSIC” - Marseille  (FRANCE)

VE ZOU VIA - ( LO COR DE LA PLANA + ASSURD + E. PAGLIARA)


22 + 24 + 24  MAY 2014 - coming soon - (CH)

ASSURD


28 + 29   MAY 2014 - coming soon - Toggenburg (CH)

ASSURD feat. E. Pagliara


30   MAY 2014 - Bergamo - (IT)

ASSURD


24 to 29 JUN 2014 -  THEATERHAUS - Stutgard (GERMANY)

ASSURD + E. Pagliara + Antongiulio Galeandro - COMING SOON


02 + 03 JUL 2014 -  THEATERHAUS - Stutgard (GERMANY)

ASSURD + E. Pagliara + Antongiulio Galeandro - COMING SOON


04 JUL 2014 -  coming soon -  (FRANCE)

VE ZOU VIA - ( LO COR DE LA PLANA + ASSURD + E. PAGLIARA)


05 to 13 JUL 2014 -    THEATERHAUS - Stutgard (GERMANY)

ASSURD + E. Pagliara + Antongiulio Galeandro - COMING SOON


17 JUL 2014 -  ALICE - BOLZANO (ITALY)

ASSURD + E. Pagliara + Antongiulio Galeandro


19 JUL 2014 -  Festival “COLOURS OF OSTRAVA” - Ostrava - (CZECH REP.)

ASSURD feat. E. Pagliara


19 JUL 2014 -  Festival “COLOURS OF OSTRAVA” - Ostrava - (CZECH REP.)

VE ZOU VIA - ( LO COR DE LA PLANA + ASSURD + E. PAGLIARA)


from 21 to 31 JUL 2014

(FRANCE)


12  SEP 2014 - Montesarchio Bn - (IT)


29 OCT to 02 NOV 2014 -  THEATERHAUS - Stutgard (DE)

ALICE with: ASSURD + Enza Pagliara + Antongiulio Galeandro


21  to 23 NOV 2014 -  THEATERHAUS - Stutgard (DE)

ALICE   with: ASSURD + Enza Pagliara + Antongiulio Galeandro


29  to 30 NOV 2014 -  THEATER GUTERSLOH  - Gutersloh (DE)

ALICE   with: ASSURD + Enza Pagliara + Antongiulio Galeandro


13  to 14 DEC 2014 -  TEATRO COMUNALE - VICENZA (IT)

ALICE   with: ASSURD + Enza Pagliara + Antongiulio Galeandro


20  DEC 2014 - Folk Club - Torino - (IT)


29  to 31 DEC 2014

THEATERHAUS - Stutgard (DE)

ALICE  

with: ASSURD + Enza Pagliara + Antongiulio Galeandro


2015

02  to 03 JEN 2015

THEATERHAUS - Stutgard (DE)

ALICE   with: ASSURD + Enza Pagliara + Antongiulio Galeandro



19  + 20 JEN 2015

Schaffausen (CH)

ALICE   with: ASSURD + Enza Pagliara + Antongiulio Galeandro


23  to 25 JEN 2015

Winterthur (CH)

ALICE   with: ASSURD + Enza Pagliara + Antongiulio Galeandro


11 Feb 2015 - 

“RUDOLF - OETKER - HALLE”

Bielefeld (DE)

VE ZOU VIA - ( LO COR DE LA PLANA + ASSURD + E. PAGLIARA)


07  to 10 MARCH 2015

THEATERHAUS - Stutgard (DE)

ALICE   with: ASSURD + Enza Pagliara + Antongiulio Galeandro



ASSURD

The pulling power of the female voices

...“What’s left is a sense of reaction to immobility, an overwhelming desire to dance evoked by four harrowing, yet happy voices”...

A fusion of musical potentialities, aimed to bring to different places the colourful harmonies and the symbolic meaning of cultural and emotional values.

Each of these women brings with her a distinctive note. It’s not only about different accents or native expressions; they also have the capability to instil personality into a musical piece, as if it were a serenade or even a social denunciation.It’s a journey into their local dimension, performed through the typical passionate rhythms of Neapolitan tarantella, to the wild pizzica from Salento and the warmth of South-American sounds, enriched by the use of original instruments, such as castanets, tammorras, tambourines, frame-drums and hand button diatonic accordion..

...Engaged in a world tour with "Cantata" choreography by Mauro Bigonzetti, for the greatest Ballets of the World...

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Typical Apulia voice, by the stamp very particular, sharp, and acute. Currently is one of the most interesting reality vocal traditional Salento sound.

Enza Pagliara

ASSURD feat. E. Pagliara

in '99 becomes a quartet with the arrival of Enza Pagliara...

with quartet version the ensemble are engaged in a world tour with "Cantata" choreography by Mauro Bigonzetti, for the greatest Ballets of the World...

VEZOUVIA

ASSURD + E. PAGLIARA + LO COR DE LA PLANA

Produced by:

CIE DU LAMPARO - CITE’ DE LA MUSIQUE MARSEILLE - VILLE DE SAINT RAPHAEL


“CANTATES DU MONDE” MARSEILLE, PORTE DU SUD

  Naples and Marseilles in one "heart"


Beyond the clichés that seem to unite Naples and Marseilles in the vision that makes them the whole of Europe , which brings together these two countries, both ancient urban familiarity , it is the submission of all aspects of the world their singularity.

The four female voices of “Assurd” and the five male voices of “Cor de la Plana”... meet with the quiet confidence of a clear complicity in attendance resulting from a common landscapes and backgrounds shared, even if seen from different points of view.