From Thursday, October 31, the Circolo Gianni Bosio in Rome presents “Un armadio pieno di voci”, a series of seminars through the oral sources and musical documents of the sound archive “Franco Coggiola”.
The meetings will have a fortnightly basis and will be developed in two main directions. On the one hand listening to the many sound materials of the archive. On the other side of a debate led by experts who will manage appointments according to the subjects to be treated. The first will be edited by Alessandro Portelli, leader of Bosio but also a scholar of oral history and American culture, who will present “Women’s voices: the expressiveness female vocal tradition from epic poetry and song of protest”. The entire journey of “discovery ” and reflection on the materials of the Coggiola archive will unfold, however, between very different repertoires and themes. From the “songs and stories of immigrant life in the Roman suburbs and hamlets in the seventies, the musical tradition of Lazio, Umbria, Campania, Calabria, Abruzzo. From the labor struggles of the miners of the coal basin of the Appalachians to the Roman resistance and the massacre of the Fosse Ardeatine. The stories of the neighborhood, the revolt of Reggio Calabria, the struggle for land in Fucino in the Castelli Romani, in Crotone and in the plain of Gioia Tauro, the eighth rhyme and poetic improvisation, the workers of the Terni steelworks, the temples of Ladakh and Delhi, the ditty, gospel and blues”.
The next two seminars planned for Thursday 14 and Thursday 28 November, will address the following themes: “Abruzzo in the records of the Sound Archives Franco Coggiola. From the historical collections of ongoing research” and “They say in Harlan County. Music and American histories gathered by Alessandro Portelli”.
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