Workshop | Folk Dances of Cilento with Hiram Salsano and Catello Gargiulo

Friday 12 July 2024, 18.00 – 20.00 | Castello Ursino


Since 2007 Hiram offers a series of educational meetings dedicated to the music and traditional dances of Campania: the Cilento and the Lattari mountains. During the workshops, we will explore the Tarantella Cilentana, a convivial dance typical of the Alburni area. We will learn a series of steps, trends and modes of performance of the tarantella, accompanied by the traditional music of the Cilento.


Activities of the Workshop


  • Introduction to the Cilento Tarantella
    Origins and evolution of Tarantella in the context of Cilento
    Musical and rhythmic characteristics of the Tarantella cilentana
  • Steps and Movements
    Analysis of the basic steps and the characteristic trends of the Tarantella
    Study of the implementing rules and regional variants
  • Interpretation and Group Dynamics
    Deepening of the expressions and gestures typical of the Tarantella cilentana
    Practice group dance to understand rhythm and synchrony


Hiram Salsano, born in Agropoli (SA) in 1988, lives in the Cilento at the foot of the Alburni mountains. Trained as a performer of the movement, she studied Eurythmia at the University of Dornach and at the Eurythmeum Zuccoli, participating in masterclasses with well-known European eurythmists. At the same time, he deepened the traditional dances and music of Southern Italy, in particular those of Campania. Since 2007, he has held workshops of traditional dances of Southern Italy in Europe and participates in various international events and events. He works experimentally on the voice and plays drums in the frame of Southern Italy. In 2022 he started a world music project and in 2023 he released his first album “Bucolica”, which received numerous international awards.


Catello Gargiulo, is a multi-instrumentalist and singer from Campania, as well as playing the tromma (the trumpet of the gypsies as it is called in the Countryside), of which he is a good continuator of the traditions, plays the organ, the tammorra and the castagnette. is among the founders of the Club the Angolo dello Scacciapensieri, a community dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the tradition of the Jew’s Harp Society and the Jew’s Harp Guild. Immersed in the popular music of the Gulf of Naples, Catello is one of the last authentic bearers of local musical traditions.

2024 | 15° Edition