In Messina the “Tribute to Rosa Balistreri – The voice of Sicily”


By John

Next Friday 7 Juneat 9pm, at the Sala Laudamo in Messina, the cultural-musical charity show will be held “Tribute to Rosa Balistreri – The voice of Sicily”, sponsored by the Municipality of Messina. Illustrious institutional guests will participate in the evening, including the mayor Federico Basile, the councilor for Cultural Policies Enzo Caruso, the councilor for Youth Policies and Equal Opportunities Liana Cannata and the magnificent rector of the University of Messina Giovanna Spatari. Also speaking will be the presidents of Cirs Messina, Maria Celeste Celi and of the Acisjf Messina Committee, Annamaria Tarantino.
The tribute will feature a musical ensemble composed of: Barbara Arcadi (vocals), Adolfo Crisafulli (guitar), Fabio Catalano (piano and accordion), Alfredo Restuccia (soprano sax and percussion). The show will be enriched by the dance theater interventions of Antonella Gargano. The city of Messina is preparing to welcome an extraordinary event that celebrates the life and art of Rosa Balistreri, one of the most iconic figures of Sicilian music. Rosa Balistreri, known as “The cantatrice del sud”, was a pioneer in the Sicilian musical panorama. Despite the difficulties of her life, she fought to affirm the freedom and independence of women, using her voice and her guitar as tools of emancipation. Her songs, strongly political, talk about equality, love, the fight against the mafia and support for the humble and the workers.
The proceeds from the show will be donated to the Acisjf Association, which for years has been committed to supporting young women, enhancing them and encouraging them to express their full potential. The evening will be moderated by the journalist Nazario Nulli. Pre-sale at: Casa Musicale Sanfilippo, 090/2930683.