Experience the Folk Music and Traditional Neapolitan Music of Italy

  • March 16, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Italy is a diverse country with regional variations in language, food....and music.

 

For the music intellectual (or aficionado of the folk tradition) we will listen to (and learn about) samples of historical Italian Folk Songs from throughout Italy, and compare them to the modern traditional Neapolitan songs known throughout the world as typical "Italian music."

 

We will take a look at the findings of Musicologist and Researcher Alan Lomax who brought together these folk music recordings in the 1950s. One of his objectives in these studies was to learn more about how and why distinctive folk song styles develop.

Also, the origins and meaning of "L'Opera."

 

Al will sing a couple of famous Italo-American songs in the traditional Neopolitan style - made famous by Dean Martin, Jimmy Roselli and Jerry Vale.

 

Espresso, tea & coffee to be served by your hosts (Al & Maria). You are welcome (read - encouraged) to bring a desert for yourself and another to share, so we can all have DOUBLE deserts!

These are actual photos taken during the research.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a wonderful time and learned a lot.

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As always, I learned more about Italy's history and culture. It was amazing how many different sounds and styles of music there are. And Al, as the only male attendee, held his own with the women!

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time and learned a lot about the music of Italy. Thank you for all the info and for singing to us! And thank you Maria and Al for hosting this pleasant event!

    March 17, 2013

  • Pat B.

    Another great evening! It was quite interesting to hear the many influences on Italian traditional music. Thank you Al and Maria for hosting this event. Loved hearing Al's beautiful voice!

    March 16, 2013

  • Armida Carmen H.

    I've been looking forward to this all week! And can't wait to hear Al's performance. Viva la musica di Italia!

    1 · March 16, 2013

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    Mary Reynolds

    March 14, 2013

  • Alison Lee B.

    GEEZE will not be able to make it as the IRISH next door need me to help cook!!!

    March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, won't be able to come to this after all. :(

    March 11, 2013

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    Ida Lopez- reserved

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will not be attending

    March 11, 2013

  • Pat B.

    I would like to add a friend on the waiting list. Thanks

    March 10, 2013

  • Pat B.

    May I bring a guest?

    February 27, 2013

    • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

      The procedure for guests is to add "+1" to your RSVP before the Event fills up. We have a limited amount of chairs and space.

      March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Same date as our tickets to the opera--Barbiere--unfortunately.

    February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Though I think my mom already RSVP'd for me with her.

    February 7, 2013

  • Cosette C.

    State High School Cheerleading Competition in ABQ

    February 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nikkia and I are planning on attending! I am excited to hear the music of Italy again!

    January 30, 2013

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