La Prima Cantata, Songs by Rosaria – My Corner of Boston

Dec 22, 2015 472

by Nicholas Dello Russo

This skit has Rosaria singing in French and Italian and I think she does a fantastic job. She is accompanied by the great Sal Marino playing his accordion. After graduating from college Rosaria lived in France and Spain. She was a street singer in the Quartier Latin and sang Edith Piaf songs on the Boulevard san Germaine to the delight of the Parisians.

Music was an integral part of Italian/American life. I remember walking down Prince Street on Saturday afternoons listening to opera coming from the open windows where residents were listening to broadcasts from the Met.

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