Great success for the 2019 Italian National Day

Jun 21, 2019 188

BY: MAURIZIO RAMI

On June 3rd 2019 the Italian community of LA celebrated the historic day, back in 1946, when a pivotal referendum decided the fate of Italy about being a Monarchy or a Republic. The actual day of celebration was on Sunday June 2nd but, due to a strategic choice based on local habits, it’s been postponed to the day after.

The celebration took place in the amazing scenario of the UCLA’s Royce Hall and it began with the Jasmine Tommaso jazz band (voice, guitar and drums) performing an intriguing version of both the Italian and the American National Anthems, then beloved and renowned actress and model Clarissa Burt – as the official Master of Ceremony – remembered the critical importance that the day has for Italian history and introduced the new Consul General Silvia Chiave, who gave a very moving and passionate speech.

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SOURCE: https://italoamericano.org

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