Napulitanata is a concert hall dedicated to Neapolitan Music Heritage, especially to Canzone Napoletana and Tarantella.
Everything comes from the need to set up a place in the heart of Naples where everyone can have full access to the great local music heritage in an experiential way, a sort of model after the Spanish Tablao or the Portuguese Case de Fados.
Today the models are foreign, although in the 19th century Naples offered this kind of location. We don’t refer only to Cafè Chantant, but especially to “periodiche” and exhibitions in “casotti”, shows setted in private lofts of both upper and lower classes.
Inspired by these models, Napulitanata is thought like an open space, more similar to a Neapolitan loft than a theatre, with performances full of cultural, artistic and social values, typical of Canzone Napoletana.
The space (former taxi scrap yard), in Piazza Museo Nazionale 10 and 11, was renovated in a completely self-financed way by the Association and transformed into a cultural hub entirely dedicated to the Neapolitan Song, where concerts and exhibitions have been held since 2017 and training activities.
The hall fills the gap of a place where citizens and tourists can permanently listen to Neapolitan music and has hosted 20 thousand visitors from all over the world since its opening (28/04/2017), becoming a cultural and tourist reference point for the city.
The cultural, musical, social and urban regeneration project involved the Universities of Naples, Rome and Liège (Belgium) and made a stop in Mitaka (Japan).