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Oi Dipnoi & Santa Taranta – Music from the South of Italy

  • April 11
  • Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Special international event! 

Oi Dipnoi – New Folk (traditional/original folk from the Mediterranean)

 with support Santa Taranta – Music from the South of Italy

 11th April 2017, 7pm – 11pm

  $15 full / $12 concession

Oi Dipnoi (named after the lung fish that can survive long periods of time without water by burrowing into the mud) direct from Catania, Sicily is in Australia performing at various festivals. This will be their final performance in Melbourne in the intimate surrounds of Open Studio. Catch their version of traditional/original folk from the Mediterranean as they use both traditional and modern instruments such as accordion, Sicilian bagpipe, Jew’s harp, tambourine, bass and singing in Sicilian and Australian.

The trio have a long history in the Italian folk/world music scene, members of the ensemble Nakaira and with Sicilian singer/songwriter Carlo Muratori, their first CD “Bastrika” was recorded and released in Hungary in 2015 after appearing at the Babel Sound Festival.
While travelling in Sicily members of Santa Taranta met Oi Dipnoi and so now the friendship can be reciprocated by performing together in Melbourne. It’s not every day that you get the opportunity to listen to musicians direct from Sicily.


Santa Taranta is a Melbourne based group playing traditional songs from the South of Italy, and original music inspired from these same Mediterranean rhythms. From the bouncing beat of the Pizzica Pizzica, to the soulful strains of a Sicilian seranata, Santa Taranta will have you dancing like a spider and weeping like la Madonna.

oidipnoi.com www.facebook.com/OiDipnoi

www.santataranta.com www.facebook.com/SantaTaranta