|Faculty Biography & Contact Info|
|Carmen Marsico, singer/dancer, has been teaching folk dance workshops and lessons for over 15 years in many colleges, universities and schools across the U.S., such as Harvard University, Northeastern University, Wellesley College and Colby-Sawyer College in the New England, Stanford University and Santa Catalina High School in California.
Currently best known as lead singer and front person with the Mediterranean/Italian World Music group Newpoli, she has immersed herself in the traditions of the south of Italy and tirelessly dived deeper into research of the origin of sound. Together with the group she has created a new bold direction they call Mediterranean Pulse - Ritmi della Terra (the rhythm of the earth). The group crosses time and boundaries, and incorporates traditions from all over the Mediterranean.
Her performances have been heard on radio all over the Americas and Europe. She has performed in venues and festivals, such as The Library of Congress (Washington DC), CRASHfest at The House of Blues (Boston, MA), Berklee Performance Center (Boston, MA), PVDFest (RI), Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago, Il), Maqam Fest (New York, Ny), The Cedar (Minneapolis, MN), Rhythm and Roots (Tucson, AZ), Adriatico Mediterraneo Festival (Ancona, Italy), Madison World Music Festival (Madison, WI), New York University (New York, NY), and Santa Cruz Foundation for the Performing Arts (Patagonia, AZ) to name just a few.
YouTube (Pizzica workshop intro)