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The Heroic Years of Italian-Australian Cycling

image002On Tuesday 20 May at 6.30pm the Museo Italiano (199 Faraday Street, Carlton 3053) is launching an exhibition of photographs from the Italian Historical Society and private collections illustrating The Heroic Years of Italian-Australian Cycling which will run until 18 July. The exhibition also contains memorabilia (period bicycles, original cycling gear and competition medals) made available by the Borsari and the Catalano families. It covers not only the sport but also the people and the community who made cycling a point of pride, an element of cultural identity and social integration. For those wanting to know more about the history of Italian cycling and cyclists, John Foot’s Pedalare! Pedalare! is an excellent starting-point.

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Welcome_HD copy_smallWith 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 launchItaly 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: ihs@coasit.com.au; 9349 9021

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