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Articles by: Natasha Lardera

  • Lisetta Carmi in her studio in Cisternino, Puglia. © Massimiliano Morabito
    When she looks back at her life, Lisetta Carmi maintains that, at 92, she has already lived five. The drawing of her made by her spiritual guide, Babaji Herakhan Baba, was right. Each one of the five faces portrayed among lotus flowers, represents a different life, ranging from that of the musician, the photographer, the community leader, the reborn musician and the silent bystander. Above all, Lisetta Carmi is known as a photographer whose work has been compared to Henri Cartier Bresson's.
  • Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino in full swing.
    Their music is passional, obsessive and conducive to trance, it hails from Salento and puts together Italy’s fascinating dichotomy of tradition and modernity. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, Puglia's Pizzica Powerhouse and Italy's leading ensemble on the world music circuit, is about to return to the US for a series of Fall concerts, running from September 29th through October 10th, including one in New York City at the legendary Poisson Rouge on October 5th.
  • Dining in & out: Articles & Reviews
    Natasha Lardera(August 05, 2016)
    Eataly NYC, the city's most renews Italian marketplace featuring quality culinary products from Italy’s many regions, is opening its second location in the heart of downtown: on the Third Floor of World Trade Center Tower 4. s of August 11th, 2016, food lovers from all over the world are invited to “Eat, Shop, and Learn” about Italian cuisine and culture through the store's market, restaurants, guided tours, live demos and classes. Upon entering, on the third floor of World Trade Center Tower 4, all patrons will be greeted with a remarkable display of bread, the location’s theme. Bread is a symbol of community and connectivity around the world as well as a representation of Eataly’s commitment to wholesome, quality ingredients.
  • Dining in & out: Articles & Reviews
    Natasha Lardera(June 21, 2016)
    In this interview, Italian Trade Commissioner Maurizio Forte, presents his his agency’s mission of representing Italy in one of North America’s greatest specialty food trade shows. The Summer Fancy Food Show is a one of a kind opportunity for Italian food companies to gain real access to the ever-changing U.S. market. There, along with traditional champions of the Italian food industry, such as Grana Padano and Prosciutto San Daniele, you can find products from dozens of small, family owned companies. Furthermore, it is the perfect spot to launch a new capaign against fake “Italian sounding” products.
  • The artistic delegation of Open Roads, New Italian Cinema 2016 participated in an exciting roundtable at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò moderated by Professor David Forgacs. Open Roads, co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Istituto Luce Cinecittà, is a yearly appointment with Italy's contemporary cinema.
  • The fourth annual “European Month of Culture” takes place this year throughout the month of May at various venues in New York and Washington, DC, including EU Embassies, and EU Cultural Institutes. The diverse cultures of the 28 European Union Member States are highlighted through musical performances, art exhibits, dance, film screenings, book readings, lectures, and workshops. Among these cultural events there is Panorama Europe 2016 (May 6-22 ), a European film festival at its the eighth edition, curated by David Schwartz, co-presented by the Museum of the Moving Image and the members of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture).
  • The fourth edition of In Scena! Festival di Teatro Italiano has started with a bang with a special opening night dedicated to Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello. This year's edition of In Scena! is bringing to New York 5 different shows, all in Italian with English supertitles, presented by companies coming from different regions, from north to south, to provide several examples of the creativity that distinguishes the whole territory.
  • Written and directed by Laura Caparrotti, Characters in Search of a Country, portrays characters played by Aileen Lanni, Mario Merone, Lorenzo Possanza and Maria DeCotis who are Syrian immigrants in search of a country where they can tell and live their stories. Using Six Characters in Search of an Author and Pirandello's words, in Italian, English and other languages, KIT presents a theater piece that reflects upon the contemporary problems of migration.
  • Paolo Genovese, the director and co-writer of Perfect Strangers, the Italian box office hit on how cell phones and social media have entered into fragile territories and affect almost everyone's lives, made himself available to share some of the secrets of his latest film. Produced by Medusa Film and Lotus Productions, the film has had its International Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on the 14th of April and is nominated for nine David Di Donatello awards (The Italian Oscars), including best picture and best director of the year.

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