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Lena italian australian folk songs (16) RE: italian australian folk songs 25 Apr 01

quite amazing all I found in here!! I heard the people from L'Emigrante jam in Canberra...I think I even recorded bits of it with my faithful dictaphone.Or not.The old man on the drums,me and my father kept on meeting him at every festival and start talking to him till we actually found out he is a musician...little Italy really is little. I have some friends who perform italian folk every now and then(they are italians...I mean,born in Italy,so they haven't got many actual connections with Australiana folk),and run little gatherings about regional italian cultures.They relate to the Five Dock Learning Centre,you might be able to find it very easily if you're around Sydney. But definitely the people around l'Emigrante are the best reference.I had no idea how much italian ballroom music(liscio,etc...)could have in common with bush music before hearing them.I suppose industrial areas like Wollongong must be the most interesting spots where to look around.Surely there must be some unrecorded oral stuff going on among old retired workers

Ciao Stefano

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