A Virtual Taste of Italfest - June 26, 2021

Join us for "A Virtual Taste of Mississauga Italfest”, presented by CHIN Radio/TV during Italian Heritage Month on June 26th at 7:00 pm EDT. Relive the exciting moments of Mississauga Italfest™, enjoy performances from some Italfest favourites: Josephine Mancini, Singer; Frank Spadone, Comedian; and acclaimed Singer and Musician Carlo Coppola.

Watch unforgettable highlights of Italfest over the years, and an exceptional presentation of our featured region of Calabria hosted by Chef Luciano Schipano who will take viewers through a journey of Regional cuisine and local traditions right in the comfort of their homes!

Josephine Mancini
JOSEPHINE MANCINIJosephine is a stratospheric soprano coloratura, pianist, and music theory teacher, who completed her studies through the Royal Conservatory of Music Piano, Operatic Voice and Music Theory at the age 15.

She received several awards from Italfest as a Recipient of Youth Heritage Award 2019, French Academic Organization APRORESCO in 2018, from the Philippines and Canadian government as a result of her benevolence to society.

CLICK HERE to watch Josephine Mancini's Sneak Peak!
Frank Spadone
FRANK SPADONE – On March 18, 1997 - Frank Spadone stepped on stage for the first time as a stand-up comedian. He didn’t tell many people about it and there were just a few select friends in the audience. He was on stage for only five minutes, but those five minutes told everyone in the room that this guy truly had something special.

Soon after, he was headlining at the top comedy clubs in Toronto and then taking his act to many other cities across Canada. Graduating from improv classes at Second City, he continues honing his craft and still takes many advanced improv and acting classes.

CLICK HERE to watch Frank Spadone's Sneak Peek!
Carlo Coppola

CARLO COPPOLA – JUNO Nominee, Top 10 San Remo finalist and award-winning singer-songwriter and producer, CARLO COPPOLA crafts musical gems that transcend the generation gap.

With a style that incorporates intelligent pop, melodic rock, and heartwarming ballads, Coppola showcases his remarkable voice and musicianship both in the studio and on stages live around the world. Staying true to his roots is a testament to his stylistic influences while offering a fresh definitive musical statement all his own.

CLICK HERE to watch Carlo Coppola's Sneak Peek!
Chef Luciano Schipano
FEATURED REGION: CALABRIA – Mississauga Italfest’s featured region for 2021 is Calabria.

Known as the toe, Calabria is the most southern region of Italy, admired for it’s sun-kissed beaches, archaeological sites, quaint villages, rugged mountains and popular summer and winter holiday destinations.

Take a virtual tour across the country with Calabrese Chef Luciano Schipano and enjoy authentic recipes, regional traditions and a gorgeous landscape almost untouched by time.