Ugo Maiorano – Tammorra


Ugo Maiorano, the renowned tammorraro (player of the tammorra) from Agro, musician, singer, and spokesperson of the folk traditions of Campania, learned from the elders of the peasant tradition and from Francesco Tiano, with whom he collaborated since 1987.

In 2003, he was awarded the “Key to the City of Saints, Artists, and Merchants” by the mayor of Pagani, Alberico Gambino.

On July 20, 2008, he received the prestigious Gallo d’Oro International Award, in recognition of his career as a disseminator of Campanian folk traditions and music.

On September 28, 2008, the Promoter Committee of the Premio Pompei bestowed upon him the Special Award for Meritorious for Culture 2008, for his “authoritative and valuable activity in spreading Campanian folk music nationally and internationally.” He participates in the Estasi Musicando Festival, organized by the Free University of Alcatraz lead by the Jacopo Fo.

In 2013, the Italian Federation of Folk Traditions (F.I.T.P.) awarded him the “Father of Folklore” Prize.

Since 2016, he has been involved in the “Il Canto dei Tamburi” project by Peppe Barra, one of the leading figures of Italian theater and Neapolitan song worldwide. He is the co-author of three books: “La Tammorra: History, Symbols, Songs”; “Eros and Tammorra”; “Tammorra e Grande Storia.”

In May 2024, he received the Rotary Club “ADWARDS 2023” award for his continuous and growing commitment to the study of folk music and for his contribution to bestowing historical dignity upon the “Tammorra” as a noble instrument.


Atelier musicali: TammorraSabato / 10:30 / Gazebo 4
Atelier musicali: TammorraSabato / 10:30 / Gazebo 4