On March 2nd, our friends at Il Centro in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn threw an unforgettably amazing event. Guests attended from all parts of the tri-state area to revel in treasures of Italian culture. Vanessa Racci and her swingin’ jazz trio wowed all who attended with a mix of reinvented Italian songs from her album “Italiana Fresca And American Jazz...

He’s performed on New York City streets and in the subway. He’s had gigs in the Bronx that started at 4 a.m. And trumpet player Chris Botti told the Journal that he’s played “Everyone’s wedding this side of the L.I.E.,” referring to the Long Island Expressway. “I went up through the ranks,” said the musician, who lives in a New York City hotel. Bot...

Known to millions as a semi-finalist on season 8 of The Voice, Sarah has since gone on to release a critically-acclaimed debut solo LP ‘Monster’ in 2016, which prompted Rolling Stone to gush, “Potenza is to the blues what Adele is to pop: a colossal-voiced singer who merges her old-school influences with a modernistic sound.” ‘Road to Rome’ is an a...

Some Americans seem to equate Italian music with O Sole Mio and Funiculì Funiculà. Meaning no disrespect to these great songs, Italy has a popular music tradition that provides strong competition to popular and rock music from other countries such as the United States and England. I would divide Italian popular music into four different categories,...

Thursday, March 28, 2019. 7:30 PM 10:30 PM. The Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55454. Winner of the 2016 Independent Music Award in the category of Best World Traditional Album, NEWPOLI will be in Minneapolis on Thursday, March 28, for an exclusive presentation at The Italian Cultural Center (1:00-2:00 PM) and concer...

Italian tenor Giovanni Coletta and local accordionist Linda Iovino will share the spotlight on April 11 at Pescatore Palace in Franklin Park during a fund-raiser for the Highland Park Sister Cities Foundation. A native of Taranto, Italy, Coletta studied at the Teatro alla Scala Academy, won the Trotta Competition in Castelnuovo della Daunia in 2004...

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 Persepho...

Ci sono le ricerche sui carnevali campani di Roberto De Simone e le registrazioni salentine di Giovanna Marini, le raccolte storiche come quella di Elvira Nobilio e le rilevazioni abruzzesi di Marco Müller: uno sterminato patrimonio di suoni, canti e narrazioni sta per essere restituito a una fruizione pubblica, sottratto all'oblio e ospitato in un...

Maria Marigliano, Organist and Director of Liturgy of Holy Rosary Church, is the Voice of the only Italian Church in Washington.  Singing from the balcony of this gorgeous Italian sanctuary in the heart of Washington, D.C., Maria shares the magic of Italy with Parishioners through the tradition of song.  CiaoDC chats with Maria on finding her voice...

Wednesday, March 27, 2019. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT. Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008 Join us for a program organized in collaboration with the Folger Consort of Washington DC as we take a closer look at the history of music in Italy from the 1300s to the late 1600s. Robert Eisenstein, Artistic Director at the Folger Conso...