The cultural association, “Gruppo folklorico MATA E GRIFONE", was born
in 1982 and it has the purpose to divulge the old dances, songs and
music of the Sicilian popular traditions, through searches based on
experiences, testimonies and texts written by the most famous Sicilian
historians. In 1985, after gaining some recognitions, the association
entered the F.I.T.P. (Federazione Italiana Tradizioni Popolari). In the
same year, in line with the new programs and thanks to popular music and
dance teachers, the founders created also the children group with the
purpose to promote the interests of children toward the Folklore of our
In 2008 the association entered the "Albo dei gruppi della Sezione
Nazionale CIOFF® Italia".
In 2011 the group became member of "IOV Italia".
For more informations:
Mr. Orazio Grasso address: Via Strada Militare, 5 Bordonaro
98145 - Messina - Italy