Pacoda Pierfrancesco

Pierfrancesco Pacoda

Music critic and essayist, he works with lifestyles and especially music as a language of social transformation. He is from Salento but lives and works in Bologna. He was one of the exponents of the ‘rebirth’ of his land with his work together with the first 1990s groups which chose the Salento dialect to speak to a young audience as Sud Sound System.

He witnessed the birth of Notte della Taranta, for whom he acted as communications manager for three years. He has dedicated two of the books of his large total to his homeland, Salento amore mio (Kowalski, Feltrinelli, 2011) and Tarantapatia (Kurumuny, 2012). He has also written about new music and Salento in his book Sulle rotte del rave (Feltrinelli, 2002) and La rivolta dello stile (Alet, 2009) written together with anthropologist Ted Polhemus. He writes for Il Resto del Carlino and is Artistic Director for the ArtRockMuseum journal set up by Genus Bononiae in Museo della Storia di Bologna at Palazzo Pepoli.

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