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Italy has a long and deeply rooted artistic tradition. Even in the Neolithic Age, the inhabitants of Italy produced beautiful artefacts. Many influences from different European regions have enriched the country over the centuries and left Italy with what is possibly the largest collection of artistic treasures in the world. While many regions of Italy have developed independently after the fall of the Roman Empire, the Italian Renaissance represents the pinnacle of the art scene. Artists such as Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci and later Bernini and Caravaggio have left an unparalleled artistic legacy to humanity.

In modern times, Italian art has expanded its influence and includes interior and fashion designers, music artists and performers whose art has achieved new levels of beauty and sophistication and is admired around the world.

The Italian Cultural Center promotes and supports Italian arts and culture in the Twin Cities. Our partnership with the Walker Art Center, the Minnesota Opera and the Minneapolis Institute of Art is a testament to our continued commitment.

We are proud to bring a variety of interesting cultural events certain to entertain and delight our members and friends. We invite you to sign-up for these events and keep the Italian artistic tradition alive in Minnesota.
 


Upcoming events

    • 09 Mar 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • The Food Building, 1401 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
    Register


    Guided wine tasting featuring the wines of Castello di Neive, Piedmont

    Saturday, March 9th, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED


    Join Nikki Erpelding at Weekend Italiano for a guided wine tasting of the wines of Castello di Neive of Piemonte.

    Castello di Neive comprises a 60 hectare estate, all in the Neive township, in the Langhe area of the Piemonte region. 25 hectares of the property are devoted to grape growing.  All the production is obtained from Castello di Neive’s own vines in the following vineyards: Basarin, Cortini, Gallina, Marcorino, Messoirano-Montebertotto, Valtorta and the famous Santo Stefano. 


    The wine tasting will feature six wines: Arneis, Grignolino, Dolcetto, Barbera, Barbaresco and Barbaresco Santo Stefano.
     


    Delectable appetizers will be provided by ICC Board Member Astrid Garino using products kindly donated by Alessi 



    Meet Nikki Erpelding 

    Program Instructor for the Wine Professional Certificate, Saint Paul College And Owner/Instructor, Vine Lab Wine & Spirits Academy MN

    With a passion for food and wine…Nikki’s storied career includes, restaurant management, boutique wine wholesaler, retail management/buyer in Wine & Spirits. Nikki’s full-time position is Italian fine wine specialist & Territory Manager of Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska & the Dakotas, for Leonardo LoCascio Selections, a member of The Winebow Group.

    Nikki’s role as wine educator began in 2011 at Saint Paul College teaching the 14 week-Wine Professional Certificate program and now also runs the Globally recognized WSET level 1 and 2 wine courses at her new school, Vine Lab Wine & Spirits Academy MN.


    Registration required

    WHEN: Saturday, March 9th, 2019  6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

    WHERE: The Food Building, 1401 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
    PRICE: $35 Members & $45 Non-Members


     

    • 09 Mar 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • 10 Mar 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • The Food Building, 1401 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413



    The Italian Cultural Center is proud to present WEEKEND ITALIANO, a contemporary 2-day Italian food and social event.

    Join us on Saturday, March 9th and Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at the Food Building in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.

    Saturday, March 9th, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, we will host a Wine Tasting, an Apericena (Italian-style Happy Hour that includes small plates, wines and spritz), music and a photography exhibit.

    On Sunday, March 10th, between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM, pick and choose among a variety of activities! We will offer bread-making and fresh pasta-making workshops, seminars on olive oil making, the historical relationship between health and food in Italy and wine, Italian Conversation Tables, Italian Card Game Tables and a Mercatino (mini-market) featuring a selection of Italian or Italian-style products (Alessi Design products for the home, RedTable Meats, Valli Dell’Etna Olio di Oliva and Baker’s Field).

    Don’t forget to stop by the ICC area to learn more about our Language Classes for adults and children, Educational travels, Cooking classes,
    Wine tastings, Seminars, Italian Film Festival and more!


    ALL ARE WELCOME

    Tickets for Apericena are now on sale!

    Registration is required
    for the Wine Tasting & Pasta-Making Workshops

    All other activities are FREE and open to everyone!

    MAJOR EVENT SPONSOR


    WINE TASTING SPONSORS

           



    PROGRAM


    WINE TASTING

    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration required

    Join us for a guided wine tasting of the wines of Castello di Neive of Piemonte with delectable appetizers.
    Read more and register




    APERICENA

    6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Avoid the line, buy your tickets today!

    Don't miss Apericena, the Italian-style Happy Hour. Enjoy wine or Spritz while listening to Italian music and socializing with Italians and Italophiles of the Twin Cities. Compliment your drink with delicious specialties from our small plates menu carefully curated and prepared by ICC Cooking Instructor Romina Montanari and ICC Board Member Astrid Garino. Buy your tickets today


    PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

    6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    FREE, no registration required

    More details soon! 




    PASTA-MAKING WORKSHOPS

    10:30 - 11:30 AM and 1:30 - 2:30 PM

    Registration required

    Join ICC Instructor Romina Montanari to learn how to make Ravioli di spinaci e ricotta and Tortellini.

    Register for Ravioli
    Register for Tortellini




    ITALIAN BREAD WORKSHOPS

    12:30 - 1:30 PM

    FREE, places are available on a first-come, first-served basis (max. 15)

    Learn how to bake authentic Italian bread with Carla Giudici, owner of Panetteria Giudici in Taino, a beautiful village on Lake Maggiore, Italy. 
    Read more



    SEMINAR - Historical connections in Italy

    between Health & Food

    1:00- 1:30 PM

    (historical books on display from 11:00 AM to 1:45 PM)

    FREE, no registration required

    Curated by Emily E. Beck, PhD, Assistant Curator, Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, this seminar will explore the historical connections between health and food in Italy, as well as the culture of making in which early modern Italians wrote volumes of recipes, from food and medicines to paint and invisible ink.

    Read more




    SEMINAR - Liquid Gold, Sicilian Artisan

    Milled Olive Oils

    2:00- 2:30 PM

    FREE, no registration required

    Josephine Mangano from Valli dell'Etna Olio di Oliva will talk about the secrets of making premium artisan olive oil and explain how to best decipher labels and buy quality product. 

    Josephine is the marketing and distribution arm of Valli dell'Etna Olio di Oliva. Her brother Tom, also in attendance, is the grower producer. Their olives grow at the foot of Mt. Etna, Europe's highest active volcano, in Sicily.

    Read more



    MINI WINE SEMINARS

    12:15, 3:00 and 3:30 PM (15 min. each)

    FREE, no registration required

    Learn about 3 Italian wine regions in these free 15 minutes wine seminars. Veneto will be presented at 12:15 PM, followed by Calabria at 3:00 and Abruzzo at 3:30 PM.

    Read more







    MERCATINO (Mini-Market)

    11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Products available for sale


    See the source image

    Between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM, enjoy a slice of pizza "al taglio" and Italian pastries prepared by an Italian cooking expert exclusively for Weekend Italiano!





    red table meat co.

    Have you ever tasted their salami? Definitely the best in Minnesota, if not the US. 

    Their salami and mortadella are locally made, at the Food Building, with well-made, thoughtfully crafted products. 

    Red Table Meat Co. works with Littlefoot Farm in Afton, MN, and  Pork and Plants in Altura, MN. We also source pork from Heritage Farms and Berkwood Farms in Iowa. 


    Valli dell'Etna Olio di Oliva's olives grow at the foot of Mt. Etna, Europe's highest active volcano, in Sicily. This is a unique opportunity to taste and buy their premium olive oil from the 2018 harvest!

    Josephine Mangano, in charge of marketing and distribution, and her brother Tom, grower producer, will share their passion for olive oil.

    Their olive groves consist of five contiguous parcels of land terraced valleys at the foot of Mt. Etna. Two parcels have been in the family since 1909, the remaining parcels were added in 1996, 1999 and 2003. The Manganos pick and press the yield from each parcel separately, producing several "field blends" which vary in taste from year to year. 

    Also, don't miss Josephine's seminar at 2:00 PM (click here for details)



    Don't miss ROAM's stand at Weekend Italiano with AlessiDesign products for the home

    Founded in 1921, Alessi is a housewares and kitchen utensil company in Italy, producing everyday items created by famous designers. 

     “A true design work must move people, convey emotions, bring back memories, surprise, and go against common thinking.” Alberto Alessi

    Independently and locally owned, ROAM Furniture & Lighting, in Uptown Minneapolis, has a true appreciation for functional, beautiful, high-quality design. 




    Baker's Field Flour & BreadJoin us to taste Filone, Baker's Field Italian-style baguette and other breads!

    Bakers's Field mills its own flour in their bakery at the Food Building. Granite stones mill Midwest-farmed whole grains into flour, which is fermented and made into bread with flavor that stands out as soon as you taste it. 



    Learn what The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis / St. Paul has to offer! Learn more about languages classes for adults and children, summer camps, Educational Travels, cooking classes, wine tasting, seminars, the Italian Film Festival, Member benefits and more!




    ITALIAN CONVERSATION TABLE

    11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    FREE, no registration required


    Grab a slice of pizza or a delicious Italian pastry and join us at the Italian Conversation Table during Weekend Italiano! All conversations will be lead by native Italians happy to share their knowledge of the Italian language and culture. 





    ITALIAN CARD TABLE

    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    FREE, no registration required


    Have fun playing a traditional Italian card game! The game and the rules will be explained in English. No previous experience needed. 










                 

         


    • 09 Mar 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Food Building, 1401 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
    Register


    Apericena, an invitation to relax and socialize!



    Saturday, March 9th, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM


    BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE, avoid the line!


    Join us at Weekend Italiano, in the historic Food Building, Minneapolis, on Saturday, March 9th from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM for Apericena, an Italian-style Happy Hour. 

    Enjoy a glass of wine or Spritz while listening to Italian music and socializing with Italians and Italophiles of the Twin Cities. 

    Compliment your drink with delicious specialties from our small plates menu carefully curated and prepared by ICC Cooking Instructor Romina Montanari and ICC Board Member Astrid Garino.



    BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE!

    Tickets will be available for sale on site however we strongly encourage you to buy your tickets in advance to avoid the line! Deadline for online purchase is March 8th
    (Fast and easy: your tickets will be available at the Will Call desk the day of the event). 

    Each ticket has a value of $5 to be used for drinks (2 tickets for wine or spritz) and small plates (1 or 2 tickets). Consider buying a minimum of 5 tickets per person. 

    WHEN: Saturday, March 9th, 2019  6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    WHERE: The Food Building, 1401 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
    PRICE: Wine or Spritz ($10, 2 tickets); Small plate ($5 or $10, 1 or 2 tickets). Tickets are non-refundable.



    MAJOR EVENT SPONSOR


    The Red Stag in Northeast Minneapolis was the first LEED-CI certified restaurant in Minnesota. The menu is Northwoods supper club fare made with locally sourced, sustainably farmed ingredients, and seafood that follows the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch guidelines. The classic cocktails and extensive beer and wine list, Fish Fry Fridays, and Wisconsin feel pay homage to our neighbors to the east. Serving brunch, lunch, dinner and late-night eats.  The new private Clubroom & Courtyard event space is a secret treasure for event planners and those in the know. Tucked away yet offering easy to access from many parts of the metro, the Clubroom & Courtyard is a private venue with room for up to 100 guests with a warehouse vibe and old-school character situated in the back of our award-winning restaurant.   http://www.redstagsupperclub.com/

    509 1st Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
    612.767.7766







     


    • 10 Mar 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • The Food Building, 1401 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
    • 13
    Register


    Pasta-Making Workshop with Romina Montanari

    Ravioli di spinaci e ricotta


    Sunday, March 10th, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED


    Learn how to make Ravioli di spinaci e ricotta with ICC instructor and native Italian, Romina Montanari. Romina will demonstrate the process, and then it will be your turn to create some ravioli of your own. You will take home the recipe.





    Registration required


    WHEN: Sunday, March 10th, 2019  10:30 AM to 11:30 AM 
    WHERE: The Food Building, 1401 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

    PRICE: $25 Members / $35 Non-Members

    • By registering to this event, you fully agree on the following terms and conditions: Event Liability Release
    • Your registration to this event must be cancelled at least 96 hours in advance to receive a refund, less administrative costs.
    • A 2nd session is available from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM (click here)
    • Contact Tiziana, at events@theitalianculturalcenter.org, with your questions.


     

    • 10 Mar 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Food Building, 1401 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 FREE and open to everyone NO REGISTRATION required


    MERCATINO (Mini-Market)


    Sunday, March 10th, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Products available for sale


    See the source image

    Between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM, enjoy a slice of pizza "al taglio" and Italian pastries prepared by an Italian cooking expert exclusively for Weekend Italiano!






    red table meat co.

    Have you ever tasted their salami? Definitely the best in Minnesota, if not the US. 

    Their salami and mortadella are locally made, at the Food Building, with well-made, thoughtfully crafted products. 

    Red Table Meat Co. works with Littlefoot Farm in Afton, MN, and  Pork and Plants in Altura, MN. We also source pork from Heritage Farms and Berkwood Farms in Iowa. 




    Valli dell'Etna Olio di Oliva's olives grow at the foot of Mt. Etna, Europe's highest active volcano, in Sicily. This is a unique opportunity to taste and buy their premium olive oil!

    Josephine Mangano, in charge of marketing and distribution, and her brother Tom, grower producer, will share their passion for olive oil.

    Their olive groves consist of five contiguous parcels of land terraced valleys at the foot of Mt. Etna. Two parcels have been in the family since 1909, the remaining parcels were added in 1996, 1999 and 2003. The Manganos pick and press the yield from each parcel separately, producing several "field blends" which vary in taste from year to year. 

    Also, don't miss Josephine's seminar at 2:00 PM (click here for details)



    Don't miss ROAM's stand at Weekend Italiano with Alessi Design products! 

    Founded in 1921, Alessi is a housewares and kitchen utensil company in Italy, producing everyday items created by famous designers. 

     “A true design work must move people, convey emotions, bring back memories, surprise, and go against common thinking.” Alberto Alessi

    Independently and locally owned, ROAM Furniture & Lighting, in Uptown Minneapolis, has a true appreciation for functional, beautiful, high-quality design. 




    Baker's Field Flour & BreadJoin us to taste Filone, Baker's Field Italian-style baguette! Bakers's Field mills its own flour in the back of their small batch bakery at the Food Building. Granite stones mill Midwest-farmed whole grains into flour, which is fermented and made into bread with flavor that stands out as soon as you taste it



    Learn what The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis / St. Paul has to offer! Learn more about languages classes for adults and children, summer camps, Educational Travels, cooking classes, wine tasting, seminars, the Italian Film Festival, Member benefits and more!





      

    Open to everyone
    No registration required

    WHEN: Sunday, March 10th, 2019  11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    WHERE: The Food Building, 1401 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413


     

    • 10 Mar 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Food Building, 1401 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 FREE and open to everyone NO REGISTRATION required


    ITALIAN CONVERSATION TABLE


    Sunday, March 10th, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    FREE, no registration required


    Grab a slice of pizza or a delicious Italian pastry and join us at the Italian Conversation Table during Weekend Italiano!

    All conversations will be lead by native Italians happy to share their knowledge of the Italian language and culture. 





    ITALIAN CARD TABLE


    Sunday, March 10th, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    FREE, no registration required


    Have fun playing a traditional Italian card game! The game and the rules will be explained in English. No previous experience needed. 








      

    FREE and open to everyone
    No registration required

    WHEN: Sunday, March 10th, 2019  11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    WHERE: The Food Building, 1401 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413


     

    • 10 Mar 2019
    • 12:15 PM - 3:30 PM
    • The Food Building, 1401 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 FREE and open to everyone NO REGISTRATION required


    MINI WINE SEMINARS


    Sunday, March 10th, 12:15, 3:00 and 3:30 PM (15 min. each)

    FREE, no registration required


    Learn about 3 Italian wine regions in these free 15 minutes wine seminars. Veneto will be presented at 12:15 PM, followed by Calabria at 3:00 and Abruzzo at 3:30 PM.

    Presented by Nikki Erpelding, Program Instructor for the Wine Professional Certificate, Saint Paul College And Owner/Instructor, Vine Lab Wine & Spirits Academy MN.






    FREE and open to everyone
    No registration required

    WHEN: Sunday, March 10th, 2019  12:15 PM, 3:00 PM and 3:30 PM, 15 min. each

    WHERE: The Food Building, 1401 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413


     

    • 10 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • The Food Building, 1401 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 FREE and open to everyone. NO REGISTRATION required


    Historical Connections between Health & Food in Italy


    Sunday, March 10th, 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM (historical books on display from 11:00 AM to 1:45 PM)

    FREE, no registration required


    Curated by Emily E. Beck, PhD, Assistant Curator, Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, this seminar will explore the historical connections between health and food in Italy, as well as the culture of making in which early modern Italians wrote volumes of recipes, from food and medicines to paint and invisible ink.

    Rare historical books will be on display between 11:00 AM and 1:45 PM such as the Ricettario Fiorentino, Florence’s pharmacopoeia which discusses food items as well as medicines. Don't miss it!


    FREE and open to everyone
    Registration not required

    WHEN: Sunday, March 10th, 2019  1:00 PM to 1:30 PM with historical books on display from 11:00 AM to 1:45 PMWHERE: The Food Building, 1401 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413


     

    • 10 Mar 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • The Food Building, 1401 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 FREE and open to everyone NO REGISTRATION required


    LIQUID GOLD – Sicilian Artisan Milled Olive Oils 


    Sunday, March 10th, 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

    FREE, no registration required


    Josephine Mangano from Valli dell'Etna Olio di Oliva will talk about the secrets of  making premium artisanal olive oil and explain how to best decipher labels and buy quality product. 

    Josephine is the marketing and distribution arm of Valli dell'Etna Olio di Oliva. Her brother Tom, also in attendance, is the grower producer. Their olives grow at the foot of Mt. Etna, Europe's highest active volcano, in Sicily



    After the presentation, make sure to stop by their stand and get a chance to taste and buy their premium Sicilian artisan olive oil from the 2018 harvest.


    FREE and open to everyone
    No registration required

    WHEN: Sunday, March 10th, 2019  2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

    WHERE: The Food Building, 1401 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413


     

    • 10 Mar 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • The Food Building, 1401 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
    • 11
    Register


    Pasta-Making Workshop with Romina Montanari

    Tortellini


    Sunday, March 10th, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED


    Tortellini, also known as cappelletti, are hat-shaped pasta, sometimes also described as "navel shaped", hence their alternative name of "belly button" (ombelico).They are typically stuffed with a mix of meat. Originally from the Italian region of Emilia Romagna (in particular Bologna and Modena), they are usually served in broth or cream sauce.

    ICC instructor and native Italian, Romina Montanari will demonstrate the process, and then it will be your turn to create some tortellini of your own. You will bring the recipe home! 




    Registration required


    WHEN: Sunday, March 10th, 2019  2:30 PM to 3:30 PM 
    WHERE: The Food Building, 1401 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

    PRICE: $25 Members / $35 Non-Members

    • By registering to this event, you fully agree on the following terms and conditions: Event Liability Release
    • Your registration to this event must be cancelled at least 96 hours in advance to receive a refund, less administrative costs.
    • A 2nd session is available from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM (click here)
    • Contact Tiziana, at events@theitalianculturalcenter.org, with your questions.


     

    • 28 Mar 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • The Cedar, 416 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454



    - ENGLISH VERSION BELOW - Non appena si sente il tamburello scandire il ritmo incalzante della musica di Newpoli e le due cantanti iniziano una frenetica e selvaggia danza, sarà difficile rimanere immobili! Benvenuti ad un concerto dal vivo di Newpoli!!!

    Vincitore dell’Independent Music Award 2016 per il migliore album di musica world tradizionale, Newpoli porta avanti una tradizione così antica che è difficile da datare, eseguendo il repertorio musicale del Sud Italia allacciato alle influenze provenienti dalle culture mediterranee circostanti. Emozionanti arrangiamenti di musiche tradizionali emergono dalle canzoni scritte da Newpoli e il dramma e la passione che ribolle nelle vene dei musicisti, può essere percepito in ogni singola nota.

    Il loro ultimo album, Mediterraneo, uscito da pochissimo (Ottobre 2018) è già salito al quinto posto della classifica della Global World Music di Roots Music Report. Mediterraneo contiene brani originali che esplorano il complesso fenomeno dell’immigrazione moderna, ma anche pezzi tradizionali della tradizione lucana e salentina, presentati con una prospettiva globale che vuole enfatizzare le variegate influenze delle culture mediterranee sulla nostra tradizione musicale.

    I concerti di Newpoli sono travolgenti, impregnati di ritmo e danza e riescono a far viaggiare gli spettatori nel tempo passando attraverso decenni di musica e immergendoli nell’incredibile svariata tradizione culturale che il Sud Italia rappresenta.

    Fondato nel 2003 dalle cantanti Carmen Marsico e Angela Rossi e dal tamburellista Fabio Pirozzolo, conosciutisi al Berklee College of Music a Boston, Newpoli da oltre quindici anni si esibisce in tutti gli Stati Uniti e nell’amata patria. Ha all’attivo cinque dischi ed è stato nominato ben tre volte Miglior Gruppo di World Music a Boston e due volte finalista nel Premio Nazionale Città di Loano per la musica tradizionale italiana. Inoltre, il brano “Sciure D’arance”, dall’album del 2015, Nun te vutà, è entrato tra i dieci finalisti della 2015 USA Songwriting Competition nella categoria “World Music”.

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    Newpoli crosses through time, culture, and musical styles as it performs modernized, old-world taranta music from southern Italy and surrounding countries. The high-energy ensemble stirs up a mesmerizing sound that melds traditional Italian folk music, Greek and Turkish grooves, Mediterranean and Spanish colors, and a contemporary sensibility they call Ritmi della TerraMediterranean Pulse

    Their new album Mediterraneo, released in October 2018, takes a deeper look at cultures that influenced the folk traditions of Southern Italy. It speaks about the Mediterranean Sea as a unifying element culturally and musically, as well as from a humanitarian perspective—a bridge that facilitates exchange between countries rather than a wall that divides us. The band found beautiful traditional songs from Basilicata and Puglia, songs that have not been rerecorded in modern times to add to the CD. Mediterraneo includes original and traditional music along with songs the band had developed many years ago that have since taken on a life of their own.

    Called "...a brilliant outfit...who grab southern Italian traditional music by the neck and recast it in a dramatic style" by Songlines (UK), Newpoli is a unique group with a powerful sound and a 21st-century take on their tradition that is beyond comparison.

    Newpoli is fronted by singers Carmen Marsico and Angela Rossi, a pair that PopMatters in 2016 called “…visual and musical cynosures with their contrasting looks and twining vocal lines.”

    In concert you’ll hear the tamburello, played by virtuoso Fabio Pirozzolo, pounding out the heartbeat of Newpoli’s music, the two female singers will start up a wild, frenetic dance, and you’ll have a hard time sitting still! The tempo is high and the drama and passion can be heard in every note!

    Winner of the 2016 Independent Music Award in the category of Best World Traditional Album, Newpoli has performed in theaters, performing arts centers and festivals throughout all United States from New York City to Chicago, from Arizona to California and in their home country, Italy. In July 2018 Newpoli was invited to performed at The Library of Congress in Washington, DC as part of their Homegrown Concert Series that presents the very best of traditional music from a variety of folk cultures thriving in the United States.

    They were honored to be among the ten finalists for the 2018 and 2015 USA Songwriting Competition in the “World Music” category. Furthermore, their album “Nun te vutà” was nominated for the “Premio Nazionale Città di Loano per la musica tradizionale italiana 2015”, the Italian national award for traditional music.


    Click here for more information and tickets





Past events

01 Feb 2019 Happening in the Community - Walker Art Center: Italian Filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, dialogue with Scott Foundas + screenings
31 Jan 2019 A night at the Opera: join fellow ICC members for a group outing to see The Italian Straw Hat at MN Opera. EW19
23 Dec 2018 Happening in the Community: The Trylon presents La Dolce Vita
20 Dec 2018 Sold out! Tombola, Panettone & Pandoro. An Italian Holiday Tradition. EF18
06 Dec 2018 Aperitivo & Cards. Torneo di Scopone Scientifico (no previous experience needed). EF18
30 Nov 2018 Happening in the Community: Showcasing Two Digital Projects on Pre-modern Venice
29 Nov 2018 Happening in the Community - Picturing the Venetian State: Celebrations of Dogaressa Morosini and Doge Grimani
29 Nov 2018 Tracing Events of Recent Italian History at the Walker Art Center. EF18
18 Nov 2018 SOLD OUT! Make & Take Class: Gnocchi. EF18
08 Nov 2018 Wine Tasting: Vini del Centro Italia. EF18
27 Oct 2018 DIRECT FROM ITALY! Famed Italian Theater Company. EF18
27 Oct 2018 Meet the Artist! Talk and Puppet Demonstration with Puppet Master Mimmo Cuticchio. EF18
26 Oct 2018 Italian American Studies Symposium. EF18
26 Oct 2018 Talk:I Figli d’Arte Cuticchio, Tradition and Innovation in Contemporary Sicilian Puppet Theater. EF18
14 Oct 2018 Make & Take Class: Tagliatelle & Tagliolini. EF18
04 Oct 2018 Wine Tasting: Vini del Nord Italia. EF18
23 Sep 2018 Frammenti d’Italia al Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. EF18
13 Sep 2018 Aperitivo and cards. The Italian way. EF18
21 Jun 2018 SOLD OUT ... again! Aperitivo and cards. The Italian way. ES18
07 Jun 2018 SOLD OUT! Searching for Bits and Pieces of Italy at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. ES18
29 Apr 2018 Make & Take Class: Ravioli di Spinaci e Ricotta. ES18
19 Apr 2018 NEW! Italian Excellence in Arts & Sciences. Inaugural Lecture. ES18
12 Apr 2018 SOLD OUT! It's back! Aperitivo and cards. The Italian way. ES18
12 Apr 2018 Happening in the Community: free screening of "Io Sono Li", 2011 Italian drama movie
08 Apr 2018 SOLD OUT! - Make & Take Class: Gnocchi. ES18
25 Mar 2018 SOLD OUT! Make & Take Class: Gnocchi. ES18
19 Dec 2017 WAITLIST! EF17 Tombola, Panettone & Pandoro. An Italian Holiday Tradition.
07 Dec 2017 EF17 Aperitivo & Cards. Last chance to learn how to play Scopone Scientifico with Luisa & Ileana!
02 Nov 2017 SOLD OUT! EF17 Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro. Presentation and live performance
27 Oct 2017 We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!
12 Oct 2017 EF17 Torneo di Scopone Scientifico / Scopone Tournament (no previous experience needed)
12 Oct 2017 EF17 Meet Zoe Cinel, an Italian Artist from Florence
24 Sep 2017 SOLD OUT! EF17 Make & Take Class: Tagliatelle & Tagliolini
21 Sep 2017 EF17 Wine Tasting: Scrumptious Sangiovese
14 Sep 2017 EF17 Aperitivo and cards. Last session before the GRAN TORNEO! Don't miss it!
06 Sep 2017 EF17 NEW! Italian Higher Education - A Comparative Analysis
12 Jun 2017 Sardinia. The Footstep of the God
21 May 2017 Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That? National Tour
18 May 2017 ES17 Preview: the new Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at the Walker!
04 May 2017 ES17 SOLD OUT! Mia tours series: Italian Renaissance & Baroque Art Guided Tour
30 Apr 2017 ES17 ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT! Make & Take Class: Ravioli di Spinaci e Ricotta
27 Apr 2017 ES17 IT'S TONIGHT, join us! Aperitivo and cards. The Italian way.
07 Apr 2017 Neorealism’s Casualisation of Labour - Lecture at the UoM with Professor Karl Schoonover
06 Apr 2017 ES17 “By Italians, for Italians”: Italo-American Movie Theatres
06 Apr 2017 The Cinematic Life of Petroleum - Workshop at the UoM with Professor Karl Schoonover
29 Mar 2017 ES17 Music and Mathematics: an Italian Perspective
26 Mar 2017 ES17 Make & Take Class: Gnocchi
20 Mar 2017 IL VOLO: Notte Magica World Tour
16 Mar 2017 Only 1 spot left! EW17 Mia tours series: Ancient Greco-Roman Art Guided Tour
12 Mar 2017 CW17 Festa italiana in pizzeria! Italian Pizza Party for Families
03 Mar 2017 Issues of Translation: published translations of books by noted contemporary Italian writer Antonio Tabucchi
26 Jan 2017 Only 1 spot left! EW17 Aperitivo and cards. The Italian way.
19 Jan 2017 SOLD OUT! EW17 Donna Leon and Venice: The Tale of Two Cities
11 Jan 2017 Cinema! The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
08 Jan 2017 EW17 Viva l'Italia! From our friends of Opera on Tap
01 Dec 2016 EF16 Celebrating the vibrant history of Venice: "Visualizing Sanudo's Diarii. The Multimedia Festival in Renaissance Venice"
13 Nov 2016 EF16 Celebrating the vibrant history of Venice: Special Concert Performance "¡Sacabuche!: Venetia 1500"
11 Nov 2016 CONSORTIUM CARISSIMI: Early Italian Baroque Meets Jazz
01 Nov 2016 Ferrante Night at Moon Palace Books
27 Oct 2016 EF16 Celebrating the vibrant history of Venice: "A Knight of the Italian Renaissance: Pietro Bembo and the Order of Malta"
20 Oct 2016 EF16 Celebrating the vibrant history of Venice: "The Fifteenth-Century Mediterranean: Trade in a Transitional Time"
15 Oct 2016 EF16 Discover the Caponi Art Park
10 Oct 2016 BORDERS (OF THE HUMAN): Naoki Sakai and Sandro Mezzadra: A Winton Chair Cornerstone Event (Oct 10-12, 2016)
19 May 2016 EU16 The Italian Experience in Minnesota - An Overview, Thursday, May 19, 2016
15 May 2016 SOLD OUT! EU16 Make & Take Class:Tagliatelle – Sunday, May 15, 2016
10 Apr 2016 ES16 SOLD OUT! Make & Take Class: Gnocchi – Sunday, April 10th
30 Mar 2016 ES16 Travelogue: A student in Perugia – Pictures and memories
24 Mar 2016 ES16 Giuseppe Garibaldi and the Formation of Italian Identity - Thursday, March 24, 2016
03 Mar 2016 EW16 Italian Heritage: Puccini’s Tosca – Thur. 3/3
11 Feb 2016 EW16 Mia tours series: Italian Modern Art Guided Tour
09 Feb 2016 EW16 Italian Heritage: Carnevale di Venezia - Tuesday, Feb 9
28 Jan 2016 EW16 Mia tours series: Italian Baroque Art Guided Tour
22 Jan 2016 EW16 Wine Tasting series: Wines of Southern Italy
14 Jan 2016 EW16 SOLD OUT! Taste the Regions: Puglia (Apulia)
10 Dec 2015 EF15 SOLD OUT! Mia tours series: Italian Renaissance Art Guided Tour - Thursday, December 10
19 Nov 2015 SOLD OUT! EF15 Mia tours series: Ancient Roman Art Guided Tour
07 Nov 2015 EF15 Make & Take Pasta Class: Ravioli di ricotta & spinaci @ American Swedish Institute
24 Oct 2015 EF15 SOLD OUT! Make & Take Pasta Class: Ravioli di zucca @ Nonna Rosa’s
15 Oct 2015 EF15 Taste the Regions/Cities: Rome, the eternal city - October 15th
05 Oct 2015 RED DESERT (1964) A film by Italian Director Michelangelo Antonioni
19 Aug 2015 ES15 Cocktail Reception at Historic Clifton House
07 Jul 2015 ES15 SOLD OUT! - Symposium - Leonardo Da Vinci: the Scientist, The Inventor, The Artist: Legacy of the Ultimate Renaissance Man.
22 May 2015 Eurochannel Short Films Tour
25 Apr 2015 University of Minnesota Event
24 Apr 2015 EN15 U of M Film, "Refugees in Cinecitta"- Friday, April 24
19 Feb 2015 ENW15 SOLD OUT! Walker Art Center - “Arte Povera” Exhibition Tour for Italian Speakers
03 Jan 2015 Brunello Cucinelli: A humanist enterprise in the world of industry
01 Nov 2014 EF14 Welcome Reception for Isabella Dalla Ragione
30 Oct 2014 EF14 Walker Art Center- Exhibition Tour for Italian Speakers -- Thursday, October 30
24 Oct 2014 FREE Screening – Men of the Cloth – Friday, October 24
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