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So You Wanna Be Americano? Intro To Italian Swing

May 17, 2023 clock 09:00 PM

Venue

Heliconian Hall
Toronto, ON

plus Radar

Ticket Booth

General

Performers

Presented by:

Vesuvius Ensemble

Event Details

As Southern Italy became Americanized in the years following World War II, this traditional rural society saw their young people playing baseball, smoking Camel cigarettes, and drinking whisky & sodas.  The infectious rhythms of swing and early rock & roll penetrated the music scene in the Old Country.  Parents’ hair turned gray as their children danced to a new beat!  Music by the renowned swing master Renato Carosone among others.

Francesco Pellegrino, voice

Lucas Harris, guitar

Andrew Downing, double bass

Louis Simão, accordion & piano