Puglia was home to the well-known folk song revivalist Mr. Matteo Salvatore.
The healing Tarantolati ritual is an important part of Apulian folk culture. The ritual is centred around Saint Paul and women (Tarantolati) who are said to have been bitten by a tarantula. People say that the poison is healed by dancing, sometimes for hours or even for days. Dances include the so-called Tarantella and Pizzica, and are accompanied by Tamburelli and either Violin, Organetto or Guitar.