Rosa Tatuata


Rose Tatuata
Sicilian roots music
“Imagine the wild soulfulness of Tina Turner and the earthy yet ethereal voice of Neapolitan songstress Teresa De Sio combined, then think even more vibrancy, more urbanity, in songs that somehow also feel impossibly intimate. No wonder Michela Musolino has such a devoted underground following!” – Peter Covino
Sunday, 10 December 2017
Concert at 7:30 pm
Calvary Center
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143
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Love of Sicilian and Southern Italian roots music 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, their 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 (a type of button accordion), marranzano (jaw harp) and zampogna (bagpipes), Rosa Tatuata introduces traditional songs into different musical contexts that rhythmically mirror the commingling of Old and New Worlds. With an enchanting mix of ballads and dance tunes, they will take your imagination to sunbathed Southern Italy and the clear, crystal-blue waters surrounding Sicily.

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