Serbia, kolo, deuce, traditional, Serbian Style, trills, trillby Sinisa Cekic
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Today's excursion is particularly exciting and unusual guys, so try to behave nice (and with a dose of caution)!
Sicillia , Italy ...
The Tarantella is a lively dance form that originated in Italy. Tarantella, literally translated means *tarantula* (spider), and many believe the dance originated as a way to sweat out the poison of a tarantula bite. There are many folk dances but the tarantella is iconic, instantly recognizable as an image of Italian culture.
This kind of music is a rapid score characterized by brief, repetitive phrases, which escalate in intensity. Music features a very quick tempo, and is generally written in 6/8 time.
The music features flourishes such as triplets and rapid key changes and modulations, which give it a fast, almost rushed, feel.
This dance relies on the mandolin, which is a small guitar-type instrument.
Following instruments are used in a Tarantella: guitars, mandolins, shepherds flute or Friscalettu, mouth drums or Marranzanu, Tamborins, Accordions and Okarins...