"it was a great function on Saturday (23 April 2016) – very moving, and we’ve had very positive feedback from members.
Thanks to you and your band members for the wonderful music and to Tony. It really exceeded our expectations."
Chez Di Chiera, The Ballarat Italian Association
I Viaggiatori will be touring around country Victoria during August and September. Dates and locations to be advised.
The film Dall' Italia All' Australia with music by I Viaggiatori is now available on DVD!
The DVD includes the film, music from the recording Suitcase Serenata, the original passenger lists, an introduction by Tony De Bolfo and other background information and images.
I Viaggiatori is a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan combination with Kavisha Mazzella and Irine Vela from Melbourne and Mark Holder-Keeping and David De Santi from Wollongong. They bring together varying musical experiences but combine to present sensitive and harmonious renditions of new and old Italian folk songs. Kavisha grew up in the Italian quarter of Fremantle while David grew up in the Illawarra! They present music they performed for the silent Italian documenatary Dall’ Italia All’ Australia.
Sound Samples for: Bella Ciao, Canzone Della Lega, Cuiccu, Mamma Mia Dammi Cento Lire, Tammuriata Nera, Wedding Sheets (by Kavisha Mazzella)
Passenger lists from the 1924 voyage of Regina D'Italia as depicted in Angelo Drovetti's silent film: DALL' ITALIA ALL' AUSTRALIA
In 1924, the Italian film director Angelo Drovetti embarked on an epic 8,000-nautical-mile voyage with his movie camera. The result, Dall’Italia All’Australia (From Italy to Australia), is regarded by many as the most comprehensive film ever made of a migrant voyage. ‘Dall’Italia All’Australia’ chronicles the voyage of the Regina d’Italia (Queen of Italy) - one of three passenger ships first built for the Lloyd Sabaudo Line at the turn of last century. The film showcases the panoramic views witnessed by Italian, Yugoslav, Greek, Arabic and Jewish migrants as they stood atop the deck of the old steamer during their seven-week world odyssey from Genoa to Australia, by way of Egypt & Sri Lanka, arriving in September 1924. More information.
Suitcase Serenata - performed by I Viaggiatori
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NEW CD - SUITCASE SERENATA