There is always much work to be done behind-the-scenes to prepare for a show. There are contracts to be negotiated and completed, tax forms to be submitted, endless promotional correspondence; travel and sound checks to be coordinated… Apart from the administrative work, there are hours and hours of rehearsals. I actually enjoy rehearsing, but before I rehearse with the band, I spend endless time rehearsing alone so that the repertoire is ready for the musicians. All of this is done with one goal in…Read more
Sabbinirica! Welcome! So glad you stopped by. Remember when you were a child how you collected shells as you wandered along the beach? I still do that...and I do the same with songs...Sicilian songs...
So, c'mon, wander along with me...
Christmas Traditions of Sicily & Southern Italy with Rosa Tatuata
Fill up on the Christmas Spirit with an afternoon of Sicilian & Southern Italian Christmas songs and traditions!
Admission is FREE and OPEN to the Public.
Rosa Tatuata Presents: A Christmas EXTRAVAGANZA
Celebrate with the Christmas music and traditions of Sicily and Southern Italy! We are playing our favorite Christmas songs from Sicily and Southern Italy ( so you just know we'll be throwing in a strina or two...). There will even be a game of tombola!! Enjoy some light refreshments and welcome the Season and dance and sing with us! This event is sponsored by La RosaWorks Sicily Tours and Travel.
Rosa Tatuata's The Solstice Soirée at the Maryland Meadworks
It's the Solstice Soirée at the Meadworks as Rosa Tatuata takes the stage and celebrate changing seasons! We'll be playing the music of Sicily on the same instruments the ancients used to welcome the sun, but we'll be adding our own modern twists with new sounds and rhythms! https://www.facebook.com/events/536362060253480/
Italian Holiday Concert with Rosa Tatuata at the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church
ITALIAN HOLIDAY CONCERT WITH ROSA TATUATA SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 4PM SHEPHERDSTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Love of Sicilian and Southern Italian roots music drives Rosa Tatuata to passionately interpret the traditions and melodies of their ancestors.
For this concert, Michela Musolino and the band bring you seasonal favorites of Sicily. “These aren’t the familiar Christmas songs one would expect to hear, simply being sung in Italian. These ancient carols are exclusively Sicilian, and pre-date many common traditions. Yet somehow they convey the universal spirit of the season without the overt references to fireplaces, reindeers, wreaths, and snow!”, Musolino quipped.She continued, “Our name, Rosa Tatuata, comes from Tennessee Williams’ beloved play about the happy, raucous collision of immigrant and American cultures in the 1950’s. In performance, we relate that incredible, exciting, commingling to the audience through song and dance. We think our band’s name is quite apropos!”
Research into traditional instruments fuels their compelling presentation. Expect to hear the tamburo (Sicilian frame drum), marranzanu (jaw harp), brogna ( conch shell), friscalettu (reed flute) and zampogna (Italian bagpipes)— rare sounds indeed! The enchanting mix of ballads and dance tunes will take your imagination to sunbathed Southern Italy and the clear, crystal-blue waters surrounding Sicily. Advance tickets are $20 adults, $18 seniors and $15 members and $10 students. At the door: $25 adults, $22 seniors, $20 members and $10 children/students.
Advance tickets will be available online from Brown Paper Tickets , by mail (send a check to SMaD, PO Box1293, Shepherdstown, WV 25443 with your order), or for full price at the door.