Calabrese Folk Music - Antonio Bevacqua

Jul 09, 2018 396

When: Sun, July 15, 2018, Time 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT - Where: I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113

An afternoon dive into the fascinating and little known world of Calabrese folk music with Antonio Bevacqua, who has dedicated his life to the study and promotion of his homeland's culture.

A native of Cosenza, Calabria, Bevacqua was inspired as a child listening to the swing guitar players of the Sila Greca. In 1996, he graduated from the University of Calabria in Modern Literature with a thesis on Calabrian music and folk instruments. He later worked for several years with the Centre for demo-anthropological documentation of the University of Calabria directed by Professor Ottavio Cavalcanti, with whom he participated with as a researcher to the realization of several documentaries including: Gypsies in Provence (The Saintes Maries de la Mer, France) and I serpari of Cocullo. 

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