Pizzica Indiavolata is the seventeenth album in the CGS history. It comes as the culminating point of a twoyear
journey, which led the band to perform with great success all around the world, with over 60 concerts in
2011 alone, between Italy, Spain, Croatia, France, Canada and the United states of America.
The new cd is composed of traditional tracks of the Salentino and Grecanico repertoire. They have been rearranged
and presented with a modern touch, together with new original compositions, be that in the music
and the words, born out of the need to reframe the use of popular music, in tune with the problems and
issues, the everyday life.
Popular music has always satisfied an immediate and urgent need, emerging from what we experience in
our lives, day by day. This is why there will be over half of newly composed songs in the album, with words in
dialect and griko, which will be about the present. The others are taken from the oral tradition, but with a
universal significance that is still relevant nowadays because timeless.
Pizzica Indiavolata is a music therapy, coming from the tradition of tarantism, composed to exorcise however,
with the sound of a music both ancestral and modern at the same time, the evils of our days.
The album can boast the presence of special guests renowned on the international scene such as the kora
player Ballake Sissoko, the maestro from Mali and one of the absolute best African musicians, who appears
in no less than three songs. There is also the Anglo-French singer song-writer Piers Faccini, eclectic and
prominent personality in the panorama of European international songs, who is the composer of one of the
original lyrics of the album.
- 1.Nu te fermare
- 2.Focu d'amore
- 3.Aremu An Me 'Gapa' (feat. Ballaké Sissoko)
- 4.Bella Ci Dormi
- 5.Tamburieddhu Mia
- 6.Questa Mattina
- 7.E Chorà Tu Anemu (feat. Ballaké Sissoko)
- 9.Sta Strada
- 10.Pizzica A Marino
- 11.La Voce Toa (feat. Piers Faccini)
- 12.Tira Cavallu
- 13.Pizzica Indiavolata