Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sicilian Folk Group

These images shot on 3-12-20166 at St. John's University are of the LassatilAbballari folk group. The name meas let them dance and they performed traditional songs and dances not only of Sicily but of all of Southern Italy. The people had a grand time. The sponsor was Arba Sicula, a Sicilian cultural association presently headed by Dr. Gaetano Cipolla of St. John's university. Professor Cipolla who recently retired was the chairman of the modern languages department at the school. BTW, the bagpipes were played extensively by shepherds in Sicily.

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