Flushing Town Hall presents
Southern Italian folk music and dance from Newpoli
Friday, March 2
7:00 pm – Dance Lesson
8:00 pm – Concert
“Newpoli whirl through the rich, edgy kaleidoscope of southern Italian music”
– New York Music Daily
$16/$10 Members & Students
Newpoli plays upbeat, danceable Southern Italian folk music that bring together influences from the entire Mediterranean region. You will hear sounds from Africa, the Middle East and Greece. The concert will be preceded by a dance lesson, so be sure to join your fellow explorers on the dance floor for one of FTH’s Global Dance Hall events, and take a journey through time, culture, and musical styles.
(Flushing, N.Y.) – On Friday, March 2, Flushing Town Hall presents an evening of southern Italian music and dance when Newpoli takes the stage with a repertoire of upbeat, danceable folk music that merges influences from Africa, the Middle East, and Greece.
The award-winning Newpoli has a unique and powerful sound, with a modern take on traditional music, and is an inspiring interpreter of southern Italy’s taranta, drawing deeply from this lesser-known music genre. The group stirs up a mesmerizing meld of traditional Italian folk music, Greek, and Turkish grooves, Mediterranean and Spanish colors, and a contemporary sensibility they call Mediterranean Pulse – Ritmi della Terra.
You can see highlights from Newpoli performances here.
The group is fronted by singers Carmen Marsico and Angela Rossi, a pair that PopMatters called “visual and musical cynosures with their contrasting looks and twining vocal lines.” The tamburello, played by virtuoso Fabio Pirozzolo, pounds out the heartbeat of Newpoli’s music, and the singers launch into a frenetic dance destined to bring audience members to their feet.
Newpoli’s latest album is Nun te vutà, which won the 2016 Independent Music Award for “Best World Traditional Album.”
Tickets are $16/$10 Members and Students. For more information, visit www.flushingtownhall.org or call (718) 463-7700 x222.
This winter and Spring, Flushing Town Hall will continue to open its doors to teenagers – for free. Under the “Teen Access Program”, which is designed to appeal to students and help foster a greater love in the arts and culture, all 13- to 19-year-olds (whether a member or not) are welcome to attend any performance for free.
Flushing Town Hall is accessible by car, bus, train and foot – located a short distance from the 7 train – at 137-35 Northern Blvd., in Flushing, Queens. Access for wheelchair users and individuals with limited mobility is available.
Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts dba Flushing Town Hall is a not for profit organization which receives major support from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; New York State Assembly Member Ron Kim; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Bill de Blasio; Queens Borough President Melinda Katz; Council Members Costa Constantinides, Daniel Dromm, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Barry Grodenchik, Peter Koo, Karen Koslowitz, and Paul A. Vallone; and the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation.
Support is also provided by 888 Realty USA, William & Joan Cai, Cathay Bank, Chang Jiang Supermarket, Michael Cheng / Epos Development, Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou / New York Institute of Culture and the Arts, Con Edison, Crossings TV, Culture Center of TECO in New York, Decorama Building & Plumbing Supplies, Exploring the Metropolis, Firstrade Securities, Kuang-Yu Fong / Chinese Theatre Works, Barbara Garii, Howard Graf & Kathy Donovan, the Glow Foundation, Heather Harrison / Farrell Fritz, David M. Hunter, Raymond D. Jasen, the Jim Henson Foundation, Ellen J. Kodadek, Nelson Lee / Flushing Bank, James S. Liao, Steven Lii / New United NY Corp, Anita Lin, Lin & Loveall Foundation, Linden Arts Fund for Children, Lucy Liou, Anita Liu, the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Materials for the Arts, William McClure / Queens College, the NYC & Company Foundation, New York Community Trust, Queens Art Education Center / Arthur Liu, Georgiana Reese-Benatti / New York Community Bank & New York Community Bank Foundation, New York Shandong Association, RuDance / Asian American Dance Sport Corp., Mike Sperendi & Jan Schneider, Sterling National Bank, Veronica Tsang, WAC Lighting, Tony & Tai Wang, Edwina and Eldwin Wong, George Xu / Century Development Group, Minwen Yang, Hank Yeh, and Sandy Yeh.
Our work is also supported by gifts made in memory of Irene Seligman.
About Flushing Town Hall
Flushing Town Hall (FTH) presents multi-disciplinary global arts that engage and educate the global communities of Queens and New York City, in order to foster mutual appreciation. As advocates of arts equity since 1979, we support local, immigrant, national, and international artists, developing partnerships and collaborations that enhance our efforts. As a member of New York City’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), we serve to restore, manage and program the historic 1862 landmark on behalf of the City of New York. FTH celebrates the history of Queens as the home of Jazz, by presenting the finest in Jazz performance. We are committed to arts education and hands-on learning, for the arts-curious, arts enthusiasts, and professional artists. We serve one of the most diverse communities in the world, and strive to uphold the legacy of inclusiveness that has defined our community since the Flushing Remonstrance of 1657.