FREE GIVEAWAY: Taranta Night in NYC!


You would never guess that being bitten by a spider could be fun! Let us Italians show you how with an event that you won’t want to miss: “La Notte della Taranta” (Night of the Taranta). One of Italy’s biggest festivals and Europe’s most important traditional cultural events is coming to the US and with Select Italy you can win free tickets for one of two nights in New York City!

Read on for how to win the tickets, after whetting your appetite with this video:

During the event you will have the chance to enjoy the fast-tempo and powerful rhythms of one of the greatest traditional folk music pieces of all time, la Pizzica (which translates literally into “itch, bite, sting”), created centuries ago in Puglia (aka Apulia, the region that forms the heel of the Italian “boot.”). It was developed to honor the phenomenon of the tarantismo when Pugliese women, believed to to have been bitten by a spider (tarantula), had to dance to the rhythms of pizzica songs for days in order to expel the poison and recover.

Win Free Tickets for La Notte Della Taranata in New York City featuring Mauro Pagani and the Orchestra Popolare

Select Italy is giving away tickets for the events taking place Monday the 15th and Tuesday the 16th  of July at the Poisson Rouge in Manhattan where you will have the chance to dance the night away, Italian-style, on the notes of the music played by the great Italian Musician Mauro Pagani and the Orchestra Popolare.

How to win FREE Tickets:

Select Italy is giving away 4 free tickets for July 15th and another 4 Tickets for July 16th (2 on Facebook and 2 on Twitter per day).

  1. Visit Select Italy’s Facebook or Twitter page.
  2. On Facebook SHARE the post related to the event that is posted on our wall. On Twitter RETWEET the tweet. We are going to give 2 tickets trough Facebook and 2 tickets trough Twitter, so share it on both to increase your odds!
  3. Friday we will pick the name of the winners that we will contact trough Facebook and Twitter.
  4. Show up at (le) Poisson rouge to get your tickets.

See you there!

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