Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino Returns with a New Sound and a Tour to Promote it

Sep 11, 2018 108

BY: George De Stefano

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (CGS), the band from Puglia that has won an international following with its tradition-based yet up-to-date approach to pizzica and other traditional styles, returns to the US this month for the first time in two years. Their seven-stop tour begins in Vermont and ends in New Mexico, with two New York City shows, at the Bryant Park Accordion Festival (September 14) and Joe’s Pub (September 16). 

New York last saw CGS in October 2016, when the band performed an electrifying show at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village. Since then, CGS has released an album, Canzoniere, and has toured throughout Italy and Europe to promote it. They will perform selections from the album, as well as older material, at their US shows.

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