Saturday, October 30, 2021
World Tour of Music
Alla Boara (Italian Folk Songs)
Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) and Friends of the Wadsworth Public Library present the Fall 2021 World Tour of Music culminating concert, Alla Boara on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at 8 pm at OJ Work Auditorium, 151 Main Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281.
Alla Boara seeks to bring recognition and new life to Italy’s diverse history of regional folk music. Their modern arrangements of near-extinct folk songs such as lullabies, laments, hymns, and festival songs are variously surprising, playful, mournful, tender, and bewitching. Alongside projected visual images from researcher Alan Lomax’s Italian field recordings,
Alla Boara’s dynamic work aims to inspire audiences of all ethnic heritages to treasure their musical roots and consider historical songs’ contemporary cultural relevance. Vision of drummer and composer Anthony Taddeo (Helen Welch/Hey Mavis), Alla Boara also features vocalist Amanda Powell (Apollo’s Fire), guitarist Dan Bruce (Beta Collective), trumpeter Tommy Lehman (Acid Cats), bassist Ian Kinnamon, and accordionist and keyboardist Clay Colley (KOBA).
Currently finishing their first record, Alla Boara has received critical acclaim for its originality and accessibility and was recently featured in La Gazzetta Italiana and predicted to have a bright future by Cleveland Magazine.
The concert is free, but registration is recommended to assure seating. Register online here or call 419-853-6016.