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Clelia Cicero performing the powerful songs of Edith Piaf

Event Details

Start Date:  November 5, 2012

Italian musical performer Clelia Cicero will perform songs by Edith Piaf, with Neter Calafati playing guitar and singing, on Monday, November 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the John F. Kennedy Center lounge. The free concert is open to the public. The audience should wear appropriate attire for an upscale night club setting.

Clelia concert poster

Cicero was born in Parma, Italy, and started her musical journey with theater. She attended the Theater School of Bologna, “Alessandra Galante Garrone,” for two years. After graduation, Cicero mentored under Argentinian director Cesar Brie, and joined his group of actors who performed in Italy and throughout the world.

In October 2011, Cicero designed and developed an acoustic duo “Premiere Etude sur Piaf” (A Study of Piaf). This study was created from her great passion for Edit Paif. To Cicero, Paif represents the extraordinary communicative power that singing has.

Cicero and Calafati designed the concert to entertain an audience with a series of Piaf’s varied songs within new, original arrangements via the style of swing manouche (gipsy) guitar. Cicero is able to take these songs and return a voice that is pure and dynamic, to a simple, earlier interpretation.

This concert is made possible by our fine arts department.


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