Lecture on Italian-American 78 rpm Recordings @ Calandra Institute, NYC
JOHN D. CALANDRA ITALIAN AMERICAN INSTITUTE
THE PHILIP V. CANNISTRARO SEMINAR SERIES IN ITALIAN AMERICAN STUDIES
Thursday, October 10, 2013, 6 pm
Paese Mio Bello: An Exploration of Early Italian-American Music
Todd Cambio, Fraulini Guitar Company
the early twentieth century, U.S. recording companies began producing
records of music from the traditions of various recent immigrant groups.
These recordings included folk music, topical songs rendered by popular
singers, as well as instrumental pieces and audio from live theater
performances. Paese Mio Bello
is a collection of these early 78-rpm recordings from 1911 to 1939, a
sampling of the rich diversity of musics of the Italian diaspora.
Producer Todd Cambio, a luthier, musician, and a collector of 78-rpm
records, will play selections from his compilation and discuss the music
and its performers and composers.
Free & Open to the Public
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor
New York, New York 10036
(Between 5th and 6th Avenues; B, D, F, M to 42nd St./Bryant Park, or 7 to 5th Ave./Bryant Park)
RSVP encouraged but not required, (212) 642-2094. Please note that seating is limited and we cannot reserve seats. For further information see http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/calandra/.
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