Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Italian Studies Program present
, Ties That Bind: The Folk Roots of Italian Music with
Alessandro Carrera, Professor of Italian, The University of Houston
, Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. in Salmon Recital Hall.
Italian folk music is one of the peninsula’s best-kept secrets. Italy has dozens of musical regional traditions, many of them ancient, little known outside the country, yet very much alive and constantly evolving. Alessandro Carrera will show how the best songwriters, popular musicians and classical composers have often incorporated key elements of fold and traditional music into their work.
Come to learn and sample the folk roots of Italian music.
This event is sponsored by the Musco Chair in Italian Studies and is free and open to the public.