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IAP 178: Buona Sera Louisiana! With Charles Marsala and Lena Prima

• 63 min

On this week’s episode of the Italian American Podcast, we’re going back to the Big Easy to chat with our friends Lena Prima and Charles Marsala to get an inside look at their new web-TV series, "Buona Sera Louisiana," a weekly show about the Italian culture of the Pelican State and beyond! These two Italian American champions are no strangers to our audience, as Lena has joined our show on two occasions, and Charles was our extraordinary tour guide through New Orleans in our YouTube series, "Greetings From Italian America." Charles also serves as the president of American Italian Federation of the Southeast, AWE News YouTube channel, and the New Orleans Insider Tours App; while Lena is a famed singer, the president of CIAO! Celebrating Italian Americans Organization and the CIAO! Women Awards, as well as the daughter of Italian American legend Louis Prima! Now they’ve joined forces to create Buona Sera Louisiana to help celebrate the Italian American influences in culture, music, art and lifestyle throughout their great state and beyond. Join us as we discuss New Orleans’ uniquely Sicilian American history, the future of Italian American organizations, the Italians of Mississippi, and the Italian impact on the Marine Corps Band, Jackson Square, jazz music, and more! Most importantly, check out their new show every Friday on Facebook @buonaseralouisiana, YouTube (Lena Prima Channel), and! This episode is sponsored by Mediaset Italia.

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