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Mattinata di Mandolini

January 11, 2014 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sheri Mignano, bandleader.

Sheri Mignano’s band likes to play dance music in the Italian “Ballo Liscio” style: waltzes, mazurkas, polkas, rhumbas, tangos, tarantellas, paso dobles, jotas, and marches.

A hundred years ago, Italian dance hall music saturated popular culture with the Viennese school influence; it later fused with Latin rhythms and Italian melodies to create a broader appeal. By the mid-1950’s, the next generation of Italian-American composers were introducing these dance genres to San Francisco Bay Area audiences in cafes and nightclubs.

Mattinata di Mandolini

Sheri Mignano’s other ensemble is Zighi Baci. It consists of a vocalist and guitar/mandolin and drums. Zighi Baci (pronounced ZIG-gee BOTCH-ee) performs Italian and Neapolitan songs using the Italian and Lain rhythms. They perform at Caffe Trieste on specific Saturdays from 11:00A to 1:30P. Please email Sheri for updates in the schedule. Zighi@sonic.net



January 11, 2014
10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Caffe Trieste
601 Vallejo St.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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(415) 392-6739