April 16, 2018

Sicilian Folk Dance Workshop With Michela Musolino

Saturday, April 28th (1:00PM–2:30pm)

The Rhody Center for World Music and Dance
410 Tiogue Avenue
Coventry, Rhode Island 02816

Michela Musolino of Terra Sangue Mare is offering a workshop on Sicilian folk dances. To open up the class, Musolino will share with students a brief history of the dances and run through a warm-up with them. Students will then be introduced to the distinctive rhythms and will learn the steps particular to two Sicilian folk dances—tarantella and ballettu. Traditional yet current, these dances are an expression and celebration of community. Therefore, the focus of the workshop is for the students to experience the joy and fun of dancing as a collective! The workshop is open to all ages and skill levels. Students should wear comfortable clothes and have clean footwear or bare feet.

Michela Musolino is an internationally recognized Sicilian-American singer. The grand-daughter of Sicilians who 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. Musolino and Fabio Turchetti have created Terra Sangue Mare (with percussionist Michael Delia) whose eponymous CD has received excellent public feedback and critical acclaim. It’s been included in Pop Matters’ list of The Twelve Best World Music Albums for 2016 and is played on world music radio stations around the globe.

This workshop requires pre-registration.
$20 one session
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