Claudio Santaluce

Carassauga-Mississauga’s Festival of Cultures

carassaugaI am honoured to be invited as this year’s host for the Italy Pavilion at Carassauga by MICBA (Mississauga Italian Canadian Benevolent Association) happening this weekend May 24, 25 & 26. Experience the tastes and sounds of more than 72 countries at the largest multicultural Festival in Ontario.

Walk through Italy and delight your senses with authentic foods, fashion, arts and culture, Ferrari, Fiats, Vespas and more! Fun for all, there will be a Kids Corner as well as a main stage stacked with great entertainment by well known performers such as: David Michael Ciufo and the 3 Tenors, Canadian Idol Finalist Vincenzo Benenati, Claudio Santaluce, Belinda Naccarato, Victoria Fragomeni, Zingaro Baci, myself and many more. Also, direct from Italy, my friends Lucrezia Liardo and Roberto Mauri of I Mediterranea. Come celebrate all things Italian right here in your own backyard. www.carassauga.com

Corso Italia Festival

What an amazing Canada Day weekend, the weather was superb and the people were out in numbers on one of the busiest weekends of the summer. I had an awesome time performing for this years 14th Annual Corso Italia Festival. The festival is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to experience the food and culture of Toronto’s own Corso Italia on St. Clair.

Over 30 bands/musicians perform live on street corners, patios and balconies.
Lined up along the street as well you’ll find vendors, games and fun for all.
In addition, food and beverage retailers offer a mouth-watering selection of tastes and flavours.
Corso Italia boasts a variety of superb stores and services,including bakeries, book stores, fashion boutiques,
food markets, beauty salons, gift shops, jewellery stores and more.

This year’s line up saw the likes of some great acts like: Cobra Kings, Yiannis Kapoulas, Claudio Santaluce, Sambacana, Inner Soul, Puente del Diablo, Mississauga Big Band, Grupo Rey, Havana Express, Toronto All Star Big Band, Imbayakunas, Silver Elvis, Magic Matt and Johnny Scat.

Thank you to the wonderful festival organizers, Lido, Fernando and Pat who work tirelessly with so much passion along with the help of the following sponsors: Panoram Italia, TTC, Corso Italia, Yelp, CIRV Radio, Sol Melia Hotels.

 

Italian Heritage Month at Columbus Centre

What a great day today, I’m so thankful that mother nature didn’t rain on our amazing celebration for Italian Heritage Month at the Columbus Centre. Free entertainment and food open to all that ventured their way to the iconic grounds at Dufferin and Lawrence where Italians have communed for years now to a place where they can feed their mind, body and spirit.

Today tons of people came out to enjoy the day with sponsors such as Pizza Nova, Sicilian Ice Cream, Active Green & Ross. The event was also sponsored by Z-103 and none other than Tony Monaco was on hand always proud to celebrate his Italian roots and support IMH.

The line-up of singers, artists, comedians and dj’s was impressive. Alyssa Rubino, Danny Rubino, Mimma Palazzolo-Elissa, Zoe, Gabriella, Jessica, Christopher Dallo, Claudio Santaluce, Angelica Dicastro, Frank Spadone, Jack Dani, Michael Ciufo, Bruno Falvo, Melissa Rose and Dj Zee(Zio) .

A big thank you to all the supporters, sponsors and volunteers that worked tirelessly to prepare and make sure all went well. Check out more at ItalianHeritageCanada.ca

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