31.07.2011 - 28.08.2011
Traditional and modern music, sounds from the world, local cuisine of Calabria and trekking to discover off-the-beaten-track places - this is Paleariza, the ethnic music festival that has been held each summer for ten years: a journey into the beating heart of Greek Calabria. The word Paleariza means “ancient root” in Griko, the Greek language spoken in Calabria. This festival takes place in the Griko-speaking area of the province of Reggio Calabria every year and it is one of the major ethno-cultural and tourist attractions of the region. As emphasized by the name Paleariza, the event is strictly linked with the culture of the Aspromonte area, where the Griko, a Greek dialect of oral tradition, is spoken.