Rittantico ... Group of popular music from Novi Velia
a small town in the heart of Cilento
The proposed musical genre maintains strong traditional connotations, both in terms of texts, mainly in the Cilentano dialect, and the instruments played, largely typical of the tradition. From the different contaminations of the components, coming from different musical styles, and from the use also of electric instruments, a modern sound is born, particularly appreciated also by the new geneations. The aim is, therefore, to rediscover and maintain the traditions, cultures and music of the past, make them current and disseminate them, making sure that they are also known in other places.
The name "RittAntico" stands for Ritto Antico, or "ancient saying", to recall the research activity of texts, dialects and ancient sayings of the Cilentan land, and of the neighboring areas, which is pursued by the group.
The show that the group proposes consists of a rich succession of songs both unpublished and traditional typical of the Cilento territory, represented by the typical Cilentan tarantella, by the stornelli and by the love serenades. The repertoire also includes a musical comparison with the areas surrounding the Cilento: the Calabrian and Sicilian tarantellas, the pizzica of Salento, the tarantella montemaranese, the tammurriata of the Agro Nocerino Sarnese, the Neapolitan tarantella. Events and News! click here
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The RittAntico born in 2009 from the idea of a group of friends from the same country, Novi Velia, united by a passion for music.
The name "RittAntico" stands for Ritto Antico, or "ancient saying" and derives from the fact that the truth is rooted in ancient popular wisdom and music represents its manifestation. The mission is to explore the popular musical culture of our past and rework it in a contemporary way. From the different contaminations of the components, coming from different musical styles, and from the use also of electric instruments, a modern sound is born, particularly appreciated by the new generations.
— Rittantico Experiences—
The artistic career began in 2009 with performances in many festivals and events taking place in the Cilentan territory and in other provinces of Campania and Basilicata.
In the same year, the group participates in the Folkinfest event in Agropoli (SA), a series of numerous musical and theatrical groups from all over the world.
In 2011 the RittAntico are recognized by the Ministry of Culture as a group of national interest for the dissemination of popular culture.
In July 2015 they are guests of the Kip Pavilion dedicated to the "Mediterranean Diet" and in the same year they participate in the documentary for the Rai "Mediterranean diet example to the world" 2015 Directed by Francesco Gagliardi with Franco Nero From 17-19 June2016 I am in Darmstadt (Germany) at the Bessunger Knabenschule theater representing the Campania region.
On May 26th, 2017 take part in the Oltreterra Folkontest in Poggibonsi From February 2-9, 2018 I'm in Paris for a series of events at a private art gallery and for Dance and Popular Culture Workshops.
In May 2018 they took part in a contest of Cilento bands and won "The Battle of the Bands" organized by Rockbar in Calsalvelino
A delirium of emotions
Performance during the Festival degli Antichi Suoni in Novi Velia, August 2015
Intense and pressing rhythms
In the picture a concert last year in Ostigliano (SA). Many praises and a great success! Beautiful evening!