5th Annual La Primavera Vinni with Michela Musolino & Rosa Tatuata

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Tuesday, March 26th, 8pm; Doors open at 7:30PM. Sicilian Dance Party to Celebrate the Return of Spring; March 26th at 8pm; Goddard Riverside’s Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Avenue at 91st Street, New York, NY 10025. Tickets $15 in advance on sale now at https://michelamusolino.com/shows or $20 At The Door

Legend says that in Sicily when Persephone returns to her mother, Ceres, she brings the warmth and joy of springtime. That’s exactly when the Bernie Wohl Center in NYC turns into an Italian piazza filled with dancing revelers while Rosa Tatuata plays the folk and roots music of Sicily.

This is the 5th year of celebrating with Rosa Tatuata at La Primavera Vinni(Spring Has Come!). Rosa Tatuata - Michela Musolino, Phil Passantino, Charlie Rutan and Jeff Panettieri - will be playing folk music from Sicily - and a few tunes from Southern Italy - while the audience dances to love songs, tarantelle, balletti, polkas... and maybe a surprise tammurriata…Rosa Tatuata will even teach a few dance steps kick off the celebration. Special Note: This year's edition is presented as part of the Goddard Riverside's WHAM: Women History Artist Month with proceeds to benefit the Goddard Riverside Performing Arts Camp. Doors open at 7:30pm and the show begins at 8pm

Michela Musolino is an internationally recognized Sicilian-American singer. The granddaughter of Sicilians immigrated to America, she has re-discovered her own cultural roots through the study and reinterpretation of the folk songs of Sicily and Southern Italy. She is currently performing with her project, ROSA TATUATA.

Love of Sicilian and Southern Italian Roots Music is what drives ROSA TATUATA to passionately interpret the traditions and melodies of their ancestors. Just as their name comes from Tennessee Williams’ beloved play about the happy, rollicking collision of immigrant and American cultures; likewise ROSA TATUATA’s performance relates that incredible commingling to their beloved audience through song! Fueled by their research into traditional instruments like the tamburo ( Sicilian frame drum), organetto, marranzano ( jaw’s harp) and zampogna ( Southern -Italian bagpipes), ROSA TATUATA introduces traditional songs into different musical contexts that rhythmically mirror the commingling of Old & New World. With an enchanting mix of ballads and dance tunes, ROSA TATUATA will take your imagination to sunbathed Southern Italy and the clear, crystal-blue waters surrounding Sicily. Rosa Tatuata’s instrumentation: vocals; guitar; organetto; accordion; saz; mandolin; ciaramedda; zampogna; frischialettu; flute; clarinet; marranzano; tamburello; tamburo; lira Calabrese.


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