Music and Memory: The “Uncle From America,” A Bridge Between Rural Italy and New York (1930-1970)

The Italian-American Experience lecture series presents this concert in its series exploring Italian-American Women, Politics, and Recent Immigration. An ethnomusicologist, composer and musician, Professor Nicola Scaldaferri from the University of Milan (Italy) presents a lecture-recital that discusses the musical and cultural activity of Italian migrants in New York and on Long Island before and after World War II. He will delve into musical and linguistic research, touching on the issues of subjective and collective memory, and intercultural communication. Scadaferri will also perform traditional southern Italian music on the zampogna (bagpipe), accompanied by the percussionist Massimo Cusato on tamburello.

The lecture examines the case study of Joe Chiaffitella (1900-1980), known as the “Uncle From America,” who pioneered the promotion of numerous initiatives in both public and private spheres -- such as audio recordings, home movies, and photographs -- with the purpose of keeping alive the links between his home village, San Costantino Albanese (in Basilicata, southern Italy), and the community of migrants based in the New York area, during the period 1930-1970.

JOSEPH G. ASTMAN INTERNATIONAL CONCERT

Presented by the Hofstra Cultural Center 

Date: Friday, October 5, 2018

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center

Free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit hofstra.edu/culture.

This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link.

 

 

Friday, October 05, 2018

Cost:

Free

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Fortunoff Theater
Monroe Lecture Center
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
USA


Contact:

Hofstra Cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5669
Website: Click to Visit

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