Taranta
Ludovico Einaudi Lyrics


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Ci è Taranta dagni nu culore
Ci è Taranta dagni nu culore
Ca senza nulla faci
Ca senza nulla faci
Ca senza nulla faci scazzicare
Ci è Taranta tantu ca te tene
Ci è Taranta tantu ca te tene
Ca passanu le ure
Ca passanu le ure
Ca passanu le ure tutte pare
Ci è Taranta nutte poi fermare
Ci è Taranta nutte poi fermare
Solo litanie
Solo litanie
Solo litanie aggiu cantare
Ci è Taranta nulla poi tradire
Ci è Taranta nulla poi tradire
Ca te trapassa l'anima
Ca te trapassa l'anima
Ca te trapassa l'anima e lu core
Ci è Taranta dagni nu culore
Ci è Taranta dagni nu culore
Ca senza nulla faci
Ca senza nulla faci
Ca senza nulla faci scazzicare
Ci è Taranta tantu ca te tene
Ci è Taranta tantu ca te tene
Ca passanu le ure
Ca passanu le ure
Ca passanu le ure tutte pare
Ci è Taranta nutte poi fermare
Ci è Taranta nutte poi fermare
Solo litanie
Solo litanie
Solo litanie aggiu cantare
Ci è Taranta nulla poi tradire
Ci è Taranta nulla poi tradire
Ca te trapassa l'anima
Ca te trapassa l'anima
Ca te trapassa l'anima e lu core
Ci è Taranta lassala ballare
Ci è Taranta lassala ballare
Ci è Malincunìa
Ci è Malincunìa
Ci è Malincunìa càcciala fore
Ci è Taranta lassala ballare
Ci è Taranta lassala ballare
Ci è Malincunìa
Ci è Malincunìa
Ci è Malincunìa càcciala fore

Writer(s): Mauro Durante, Ludovico Einaudi

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Amanda Jarvis

Lyrics-
Ci è Taranta dagni nu culore
Ca senza nulla faci
Ca senza nulla faci scazzicare
Ci è Taranta tantu ca te tene
Ca passanu le ure
Ca passanu le ure tutte pare
Ci è Taranta nutte poi fermare
Solo litanie
Solo litanie aggiu cantare
Ci è Taranta nulla poi tradire

Ca te trapassa l'anima
Ca te trapassa l'anima e lu core
Ci è Taranta lassala ballare
Ci è Malincunìa
Ci è Malincunìa càcciala fore



Himitsu

For who's asking about the footage.
The mounters actually made a "good" job in taking two different documentaries about two (almost) completely different culture-bound syndromes that had been afflicting Salento, my land, for millennia.
The main footage - and most famous - put in the cauldron is Gianfranco Mingozzi's "La Taranta", made in 1962 to document the phenomenon of Tarantismo that was, as we all know nowadays, an ethnic disease modulated on the symptoms of actual latrodectism. To heal which, "sounds were called" (itinerant bands of professionals) to "explore the Taranta" (understand which kind of spider bit the woman) and to perform the right tune for the right variant of Taranta. Tune that would click with the victim's subconscious, and scazzicarla - ie "unleash", "startle" the Taranta that took possession of her presence, and to dance her way out of her victim. The main "centre", or pilgrimage destination for healing of tarantismo was the city of Galatina and the Chapel of St. Paul (saint protector against snake and scorpion's venoms).
Ernesto De Martino's La terra del rimorso is the most famous book, from the most famous Italian anthropologist and religion historian that in his fieldwork in Salento in 1959 finally recognised the aforementioned as an ethnic disease, and not as mere superstition or worse, mental illness.
This footage is recognisable mainly for the instrument players in it. And anyways, you easily find on YouTube yourselves if you're interested in it.
The other footage is Luigi Di Gianni's "Il Male di san Donato", made in 1965 always in Salento to document another culture-bound syndrome called, as a matter of fact, Male di san Donato ("evil of saint Donatus"), this one modulated on the actual symptoms of epilepsy. Although visually these two syndromes would seem very similar, especially if mounted like this, they were in fact a great deal different in some key aspects. For example the male di san Donato couldn't be cured with any of musical exorcism or instrument of sort. The main town of interest for the people afflicted by it would have been Montesano Salentino and its Chapel of San Donato, right on the outskirts of the settlement, where the cemetery is nowadays. People affected by it would "just" need to come for the Saint's feast every 6th of August and sleep for the night in or near his tiny Chapel, keeping alive a Southern Christian variant of the ancient practice of incubatio in Pagan times, the practice to pilgrimage to say, Epidaurus Asklepeion and to sleep inside the god's abakon hoping to receive him in dream.
The male di san Donato has not been studied really by anyone except for a few mentions you can find here and there in psychological literature, hence the difficulties in my work of reconstruction with a next-to-zero bibliography.
Were these two different culture-bound syndromes just two branches of healing stemmed from the same old Maenadic trunk that De Martino identified in his inqury? Was male di san Donato a more recent, local variant of the much wider, pan-Southern phenomenon of tarantismo, popped up just in Montesano Salentino? We can't really answer these questions, yet.
For anyone interested, you can contact me. I'm Lorenzo Belmonte, wannabe cultural anthropologist and I analysed and conducted my fieldwork research in Montesano Salentino between 2014 and 2015 for my bachelor dissertation on il male di San Donato. Were you be interested in reading it, I'll gladly send you a copy (sadly, only in Italian). Just comment down here.



Giandomenico Loparco

I can't get closer than this to the meaning/literal translation. Some of the words don't even have a translation in the Italian language.

If it's Taranta give it a colour
If it's Taranta give it a colour
Even if you do nothing
Even if you do nothing
Even if you do nothing it starts
If it's Taranta it drives you so much
If it's Taranta it drives you so much
That hours go by
That hours go by
That hours go by and you don't even notice
If it's Taranta you can't stop (dancing)
If it's Taranta you can't stop (dancing)
Only litanies
Only litanies
Only litanies I'll have to sing
If it's Taranta you can't betray it (her)
If it's Taranta you can't betray it (her)
It goes through your soul
It goes through your soul
It goes through your soul and your heart (too)
If it's Taranta give it a colour
If it's Taranta give it a colour
Even if you do nothing
Even if you do nothing
Even if you do nothing it starts
If it's Taranta it drives you so much
If it's Taranta it drives you so much
That hours go by
That hours go by
That hours go by and you don't even notice
If it's Taranta you can't stop (dancing)
If it's Taranta you can't stop (dancing)
Only litanies
Only litanies
Only litanies I'll have to sing
If it's Taranta you can't betray it (her)
If it's Taranta you can't betray it (her)
It goes through your soul
It goes through your soul
It goes through your soul and your heart (too)
If it's Taranta just let it dance
If it's Taranta just let it dance
If it's melancholy
If it's melancholy
If it's melancholy just let it out
If it's Taranta just let it dance
If it's Taranta just let it dance
If it's melancholy
If it's melancholy
If it's melancholy just let it out



All comments from YouTube:

Nebuch

Great coda.

George M.

Forget spiders, that was just to avoid persecutions from the new and later established Christian religion.
That ritual is thousands years old.
These're dancing maenads, female followers of Dionysus religion.
More here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dionysus
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maenad

Led Remix

Great!

Japodian

Two years living in Italy and must admit Taranta became part of my life. Grazie Sud per l'amore! :-)

MissVariabile

Grazie Ludovico per esserti appassionato alla nostra cultura e alle nostre tradizioni! Per noi è un onore! <3 
"Te trapassa l'anima e lu core.."

Led Remix

Come si fa a non appassionarsi per il Salento! ♥️

claudio tenuzzo

Ludovico Einaudi è riuscito a rendere metafisica una musica che una volta era rurale. Ringraziamo la memoria di Ernesto De Martino per le bellissime immagini

Domenico Di Memmo

Era metafisica perché aveva a che fare col mistero.... Einaudi l'ha resa comprensibile universalmente.... genio

Porketz

E' stata sempre metafisica, e se citi de martino dovresti saperlo, e proprio per la memoria di personaggi del genere lavoretti come questo che sono più un esposizione di capacità tecniche che emotive, andrebbero totalmente evitati.

Amanda Jarvis

Lyrics-
Ci è Taranta dagni nu culore
Ca senza nulla faci
Ca senza nulla faci scazzicare
Ci è Taranta tantu ca te tene
Ca passanu le ure
Ca passanu le ure tutte pare
Ci è Taranta nutte poi fermare
Solo litanie
Solo litanie aggiu cantare
Ci è Taranta nulla poi tradire

Ca te trapassa l'anima
Ca te trapassa l'anima e lu core
Ci è Taranta lassala ballare
Ci è Malincunìa
Ci è Malincunìa càcciala fore

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