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Un nuovo anno inizia con la Strina

Un nuovo anno inizia con la Strina

A Calimera torna la Strina.

Il giorno di Capodanno, domenica 1° gennaio, si rinnova la tradizione grecanica di Calimera con l’iniziativa organizzata dalla Proloco che dà, con un tocco antico, il benvenuto al nuovo anno.

La Strina sono canti in rima in lingua grika che raccontano la venuta al mondo del Signore, che verranno suonati sul sagrato della chiesa Madre di Calimera, al termine della messa vespertina, fra musicanti, paesani, visitatori, tamburelli, organetti e sonagliere con cui la festa ripropone l’antica tradizione in cui musicanti andavano di casa in casa intonando questi canti in rima intonano la lieta Novella Grika.

Per le strade riecheggia per le strade l’antica tradizione grazie ai ragazzi del gruppo Iziki, che rispolverano questa usanza, augurando abbondanza e fortuna. I sei musici dopo aver narrato al popolo la Natività con passi cadenzati dalle arie natalizie, percorreranno piazza del Sole fino alla sede della Proloco.

La Strina rientra nel bagaglio delle tradizioni pagano-cristiane della Grecìa salentina a cui si assisteva nel periodo tra l’Immacolata e il Capodanno, durante il quale le strade e le piazze si popolavano di musicisti d’esperienza e non, che diffondevano musiche e canti religiosi di stampo pagano riarrangiati in chiave cristiana, è una delle tradizioni di origine grika a cui si ha ancora la fortuna d’assistere, perché salvaguardate dalla modernità grazie alle sentinelle della cultura, gli anziani e la scuola.

Racconta la Strina degli eventi del ciclo della nascita di Gesù Cristo, la musica e le parole di questi canti venivano riproposte per le abitazioni, le masserie e i vicoli da piccoli “gruppi musicali” che in cambio ricevevano auguri o provviste, la Strina è quindi ciò che rimane di un canto d’iniziazione ed accompagnamento dell’uomo e del suo lavoro verso un nuovo anno, un modo per propiziarsi la fortuna nei giorni che dovevano arrivare.

Jenny De Cicco

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