Rosa Tatuata's Christmas Extravaganza
Metalli Sonanti performs and afternoon concert of Sicilian folk and roots music
While the USA was rebuilding after the Civil War, Italy was facing it's own civil war coming on the heels of Unification. Via the musical traditions of Southern Italy, Michela Musolino and Rosa Tatuata tell the story of the brave men and women who fought for freedom in Southern Italy.
An afternoon concert of Sicilian Folk & Roots Music
The Sicilian Music Festival New York will host I Beddi folk group from Sicily as well as feature performers Villa Palagonia, John T. La Barbera, and Michela Musolino with Rosa Tatuata. We’ll sing and dance the night away at Drom in New York City’s East Village. The Sicilian Music Festival is presented by Experience Sicily https://experiencesicily.com/events/sicilian-music-festival/
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.