Viva Italy at Garibaldi-Meucci Museum

Sep 18, 2015 616

On September 12, 2015 Enzo Boscarino, an Italian-American musician entertained the audience of the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, historical site located in Rosebank at 420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, with a visual concert around Italy called "Viva Italy".

Mr. Enzo Boscarino, a native Italian, was born in Sortino in province of Siracusa. He graduated in Italy at the Istituto G. Lombardo Radice, Catania, in Elementary Education. Since he was a young boy he discovered his passion for playing the guitar and singing. He enrolled at the Universita' di Catania, but when he was 21 years old he decided to come to the United States. Here, he continued his studies at the University of Connecticut as well as his passion for the music, playing in different concerts.

As talented guitarist and singer, he entertained his audience playing the guitar and singing a variety of songs from the Italian music repertoire spaced out with anecdotes, jokes, personal stories and interactive performances with the audience.

He presented the theme of the Italian Unification in an innovative and interesting way. Focusing on each region he underlined the contributions and the important people and aspects which made each region so unique. His stories were accompanied by a big board, displaying the map of Italy, filled with objects and faces of famous people native to each region. This visual presentation helped the audience to "travel" around Italy in this extraordinary unique tour. Each region presentation was concluded with a famous song, performed with a personal touch and sometimes even in English, to involve much more the audience.

The concert, hosted on the grounds of the old historic house of Antonio Meucci, has been well attended by the community, that has decided to spend a day in an Italian location, to reconnect themselves with their Italian roots or just to know more about the "beautiful country".

The event has been also acknowledged by the local television station New York 1, which decided to advertise this interesting event for the Staten Island community.

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