Villa Palagonia: Where North, South, East, West, and Humanity Collide
Multifaceted guitarist Joe Ravo and multi-instrumentalist and singer Allison Scola created Villa Palagonia, an ensemble that calls upon their southern Italian roots and American know-how. Eclectic, acoustic pop brushed with hues of Mediterranean folk is the avenue on which Villa Palagonia perches—yet the side streets and dusty alleyways that these musicians have traveled offer engaging timbres woven together by songs imparting tales of the old world and the new.
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Our debut album, “Rhythms & Roots” was released in March 2016.
“Aphrodite’s Dancers” | Words and music by Allison Scola & Joe Ravo | Performance by Villa Palagonia from “Rhythms & Roots”
“Cu ti lu dissi” | Words and music by Rosa Balistreri | Performance by Villa Palagonia from “Rhythms & Roots”
“Anna & Luca” | After “Vitti ‘na crozza,” Sicilian traditional, English words by Allison Scola | Performance by Villa Palagonia
“Vitti ‘na crozza,” Sicilian traditional | Performance by Villa Palagonia
“Abballati! Abballati!,” Sicilian traditional | Performance by Villa Palagonia
“Marco the Barber” | Words and music by Allison Scola | Performance by Allison Scola Project featuring Joe Ravo, guitar
Live recording of “Baciami Caro (Kiss Me, Baby)” at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Thank you to World One Video for this footage. Recorded 1 August 2015.
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Photos by Jon Saponara. Please click on photo to see large version.