With the collaboration of the Federazione Lucana, the Museo Italiano (199 Faraday Street, Carlton, Vic 3053) has organised an exhibition and a series of musical and cultural events based on the music and migrants from the Lucanian community in Melbourne, to take place in the second half of August and accompanied by the publication of a special issue of the Italian Historical Society Journal.
Exhibition: 16 August – 12 October 2013
15 August, 6.30pm. Exhibition launch. Music and traditional finger food evening.
Introduction to the exhibition – Alison Rabinovici, curator and musicologist.
Traditional music from Lucania – Davide Ierardi, harp.
Music of the Lucanian migrant community – Sue Hull and and her band Susy Blue.
20 August, 6,30pm. Book launch: Italy in Australia’s Musical Landscape, edited by Linda Barwick and Marcello Sorce Keller (Lyrebird Press, 2012).
The book brings together essays tracing the diverse origins of the musical practices of Australia’s Italians and the subsequent influence of commercial music, government policies, and ongoing transnational relationships with family and paesani. Ivano Ercole will launch the book; the launch is supported by the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.
30 August, 6.30pm. Music from the Lucanian tradition.
Historical presentation with music played by Davide Ierardi (harp) and Carlo Donnoli (accordion).
Free events – RSVP essential: email@example.com; 9349 9021