Bostoniano: The Pillars Joins Growing Italian Music Scene in Boston, 6/30/14

By Nicola Orichuia

Boston’s latest Italy-inspired musical project, The Pillars, made its debut on June 28 at the Dante

Alighieri Society.

Headed by the powerful and sensual vocals of Milan-native singer-songwriter Cristina Vaira and

Jandro Cisneros — both Berklee College of Music alumni — the project’s mission is to create musical

and filmic contents that uplift people’s lives, based on the proverb: “If you want to go fast go alone, but

if you want to go far go together.”

For their first show, the duo was joined by Helen De La Rosa on drums and Lee Seung-Ha on bass

and performed Italian classics such as Domenico Modugno’s “Volare” — during which Vaira displayed

her warm vocal range and energy — as well as original compositions like Vaira’s “Il Sole Splenderà”.

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