Sicily Beats to Its Own Drum

Bass drummer, during the Festa del Santissimo Crocifisso in Calatafimi-Segesta, Sicily. The “Feast of the Holy Cross” takes place every 5 or 7 years, depending on the devotees’ resources. Processions featuring creative floats and music take place the first 3 days of May. The last Feast was held in 2012. Community-based wind and drum ensembles…

Villa Palagonia holds many mysteries, including the question of why this Baroque statue of a musician is playing Persian drums. The answer: Sicily was and still is a multicultural society. #sicily #sicily_travel #sicilia #sicily_tourism #italy #ig_sicily #italia #bagheria #villapalagonia #villadeimostri #musician #baroque #drummer #naqqara