WHO: Due Zighi Baci (Two Gypsy Kisses)
WHAT: Musical celebration of the French National Holiday known as Bastille Day in Sonoma on July 13, Healdsburg, July 14 and on July 15 in Santa Rosa.
Due Zighi Baci includes accordionist Sheri Mignano and tenor Michael Van Why offer their unique style of French chanson and bal musette (dances) from the Parisian cafes and dance halls. Songs made popular by Edith Piaf, Charles, Trenet, Jacques Brel, Charles Aznavour, Yves Montand among other well known vocalists are represented in each concert.
Tenor Michael Van Why holds a B.A. in music from SSU where he studied Vocal Performance. He was recently nominated for 2011 Sonoma County Artist Awards for Performing, Music and Literary and is founder director of Project Applause, a non-profit organization based in Sonoma County that provides vocal opportunities for emerging, classically trained singers.
Sheri Mignano Crawford, learned to play accordion in "Goosetown" the Italian ghetto in San Jose. She has earned several college degrees and taught college level humanities. She is the author of Mandolins, Like Salami a social history of 20th century Italian American mandolinists, and French Soirée, a history of the bal musette dance tradition that includes brief biographical sketches of accordionists in the bay area.
When: 7:30PM, Friday, July 15, 2011
Where: “La Vie en Rose: The Legendary Music of Paris"
Stony Point Campus of the First United Methodist Church 2150 Giffen Ave., Santa Rosa.
Cost: $12 admission
For more information:
http://www.eurocafemusic.com or call Michael Van Why: 707-538-2831
Telephone: 707-584-2000 Fax: 707-585-1363