Traditional culture and music at Gerace
Until the 30th of October
The lira is a musical instrument of the ancient tradition of the region. It is made of a wooden pear-shaped sound box and a sounding board in which the strings are stretched. The shape is really close to the one of the guitar. Nowadays, it is one of the folkloristic musical instruments used for the “tarantella calabrese”, a traditional dance, together with the drum, the guitar and the flute. Until the 30th of October You will be able to admire the creations of the local artisans of Gerace (RC) and listen to the harmonious sound that this instrument produce.