Rosa Tatuata's debut CD! Sotto le Stelle/Under the Stars -
In the summer, so many of our shows are outside, "under the stars," so here are some of the songs we love to play ...under the stars...songs from Sicily and Southern Italy...from a time when life was mostly lived out in the open air -
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, raucous 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. See Michela Musolino, Phil Passantino, Charlie Rutan and Jeffrey Panettieri as ROSA TATUATA.
-Rosa Tatuata’s instrumentation: vocals; guitar; organetto; accordion; saz; mandolin; ciaramedda; zampogna; friscalettu; flute; clarinet; marranzano; tamburello; tamburo; & lira Calabrese.