Join us at 6.45 pm on the 19th November 

at The Palace Norton Street Cinema – 99 Norton Street, Leichhardt, CINEMA 1

entry fee is only $5 at the door 

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cristoforo-gariglianoDr Cristoforo Garigliano will be in conversation with Art Phillips, discussing and presenting excerpts from documentaries from the 1950s and 1960s on Calabria, Sicily and other Italian regions by Panaria Film (a small art house film production company based in Sicily) and by Vittorio De Seta, one of Italy’s most acclaimed anthropological documentary film makers (yet relatively unknown outside of Italy).

Dr Garigliano will also be speaking of this PhD research on the music of the migrant communities in Sydney and Australia, with particular reference to Sicily. Dr Garigliano spent four years (2005-2009) documenting the musical life of the community and would be delighted to share his findings with the wider community. Panaria Film and De Seta’s short documentaries are perfect illustrations of life of the soon to be migrants from the 1950s and 1960s, filmed in the places where the migrants left from to come to Australia.

Dr Cristoforo Garigliano completed his PhD in Ethnomusicology at Macquarie University in 2010. Fully fluent in Italian and English, he is an Italian-Australian who has spent most of his life in Italy, where he undertook most of his undergraduate studies, obtaining a Laurea in Lettere from Palermo University in 2004. He arrived in Australia in 2005 to undertake a research project aimed at documenting the folk music of the Italian communities in Sydney. Author of a book chapter on Sicilian folksingers and songwriters connected to Australian migration, he retains a strong interest in Italian folk musicians in Australia and in Italy. Currently an Italian language and culture teacher, he also teaches English as a foreign language and is training as radio broadcaster at Fine Music, 102.5 FM.