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  • Photo Credit Shushu Chen
    At NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, hosted by the director Stefano Albertini, the Sicilian songstress Alessandra Salerno, spiritual winner of The Voice of Italy 2015, sang her heart out in both English and Italian telling her story to Letizia Airos, the Editor in Chief of i-Italy. She showcased not only her talent, but also her passion through a musical conversation that let the audience experience Alessandra’s world.
  • President and COO of NIAF John M. Viola awarded during the Gala
    This past weekend the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) hosted its 42nd Anniversary Gala, at the Washington Marriot Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C. A weekend-long celebration of Italian and Italian-American heritage, traditions, educational talks, food and entertainment with Sicily being the region of honor for this year. NIAF also saluted his President & COO John M. Viola, resigning from his role after six years of exceptional dedication.
  • From Sicily, “My beautiful cursed cradle,” to America. The artist from Palermo will sing at NIAF’s annual gala, and she will also be a guest of Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at the end of November. She’s a young voice between the past and the future. Considered the spiritual winner of “The Voice of Italy 2015,” Salerno’s music is enchanting. As the original interpreter of Rosa Balistrieri, she has a repertoire that includes various genres. She also has a production under her own name. And surprise–she also plays the autoharp: “I began to study it after falling in love with June Carter and Johnny Cash.”
  • Dalla Sicilia: “Mia meravigliosa maledetta culla”, in America. Si racconta, l'artista palermitana che canterà al Gala annuale della NIAF e che sarà ospite alla Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò a fine novembre. Una voce giovane tra passato e futuro. Considerata vincitrice spirituale di 'The Voice of Italy 2015', la cantautrice propone una musica avvolgente, tutta da ascoltare. Originale interprete di Rosa Balistrieri, ha un repertorio che spazia in diversi generi. E poi una produzione a sua firma. E sorpresa: si accompagna con l’ autoharp: “L’ho cominciato a studiare dopo essermi innamorata della coppia June Carter - Johnny Cash”