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SONU - Songs from the Homeland
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Sonu takes you on a musical journey through the migrant experience in Australia, interweaving an outstanding live performance by a talented bunch of new and older Australians with archival recordings from Canberra’s National Archive.
(Magica Fossati, SBS)
It is a rare experience to be invited so generously into the lives of the living while dancing with the ghosts of the past. Sonu is a celebration that is immediate and joyful, immersing us in music and stories from a culture that has become such a big part of contemporary Australian identity - you will be singing along before you know it, because this music is part of all of us.
(Mikelangelo - writer, performer, musician)
‘Sonu’ is a musical journey that celebrates Italian folk music in Australia. Beautiful songs, stories and voices from the National Library of Australia's collections come alive in this powerful, emotional and life affirming show.
Sounds (Suoni) that travel through space and time. Songs that talk about migration, love and loss, hope and life in a new country.
The project ‘Sonu’, is based on selected field recordings archived at the National Library during the past 40 years. Composer and ethnomusicologist Salvatore Rossano has researched these stories and songs, arranging them along with his own new compositions, to create a vibrant experience of Italian Folk music with a fresh twist, revealing the richness of the past and the present of Italian music in Australia.