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EUROPE: WHAT HAPPENS NOW? A conversation with Enrico Letta
WEDNESDAY JUNE 14th – 12:00pm-2:00pm, at SAIS Johns Hopkins University – Rome Auditorium
RSVP & More info at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/europe-what-happens-now-tickets-35058032519
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
1740 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20036
CultureBlast: Italian Cantautori music with Francesco Ciabattoni
THURSDAY JUNE 15th – 6:00pm alle 7:30pm, at Hillyer Art Space
In collaboration with : Italian Cultural Institute
The songs of the Cantautori (singers-songwriters) have accompanied Italy’s changes and transformations since the 1960s, often shaping people’s perception of cultural renovations and historical events. Many of these artists have a distinctly literary quality to their writing. Professor Francesco Ciabattoni (Georgetown University), author of La citazione è sintomo d’amore (Rome: Carocci, 2016) will present some of the greatest songs by Roberto Vecchioni, Francesco Guccini, Francesco De Gregori, Fabrizio De André and Claudio Baglioni, also performing musical samples.
Provided every song with a translation and commentary, Professor Ciabattoni’ will reveal the historical significance and literary references of this repertory, showing how music and literature have underscored the lives of two generations of Italians.
Doors 6pm, Performance at 6:30
Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cultureblast-italian-cantautori-music-with-francesco-ciabattoni-tickets-35012845363
Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court Northwest
Washington, DC 20008
Sicilian Ball at the Embassy of Italy
FRIDAY JUNE 23rd -07:15pm to 11:45pm, at the Embassy of Italy
Tonight, travel thousands of miles away and hundreds of years in the past without ever leaving Washington, DC. In a rare opportunity, step on to Italian soil for a very special and elegant evening celebrating Sicilian culture at the Embassy of Italy.
As you enter this incredible and beautiful Embassy, be transported to perhaps one of the most admired countries in Europe. Experience an Italian and Sicilian evening filled with Italian food, open bar, dancing, opera, film, and more!
This classic celebration has been one of the hottest tickets to attend in Italy for centuries. Tonight, we invite you to come masquerade style (optional) and dance as they did on the most elegant of dance floors and ballrooms of Palermo and in the streets of the Sicilian countryside.
All this – plus a portion of each ticket sale will benefit the American Cancer Society in memory of a former TTD staff member. (See below)