Sicilian Contributions to Music Marker Erected in New Orleans


Members of the American Italian Federation, American Italian Cultural Center and guests meet to dedicate an historic marker at the New Orleans Jazz Museum.

Left to right: Frank Maselli, Paul Vitale, Charles Marsala, Janet Vitale, Lavon Berthelot, Glen Miller, Dana Cusimano Farley, Claudia Abramowitz, Sal Serio.
Charles Marsala, President of the Italian American Federation of the Southeast, and Sophia Parigi, Italian and Patriotic singer.
The Sicilian Heritage marker focuses on the contributions Nick Larocca, Louis Prima, and Cosimo Matassa
The marker features a QR Code linking to free tour app of 40 points of Sicilian Interest in New Orleans with 10 additional points in Louisiana.

As timing and karma would have it three Navy fighter jets flew over twice during the dedication, which was followed by lunch at the Italian Barrel.

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