Concerts in Melbourne 2015
Here we have some pics for our latest series of concerts in Melbourne 2015. This concert was celebrated last Wednesday, February 25th at 2.30 pm at the Phoenix Community Arts Center, East Malvern.
The show was a sold out event. Steve Gil on Violin and Thomas Lorenzo on nylon string Spanish guitar. Due to the it´s timbre , consequence of the wood used to make it ,Thomas defines his guitar as a flamenco guitar.
Steve Gil is descendants of Scottish immigrants and Thomas Lorenzo is of Spanish Immigrants. They both come together to recall traditional music representative of most migrant communities that make up what Australia is today. Even though their repertoire extends to traditional music of other countries in this concert they selected compositions from Ireland, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Den Mark, Italy, Greece and Turkey.
Here we have a list of some of the songs played:
- Tarantela Napolitano
A folk song and a dance style from Naples, Italy..Did you know it is believed to be a simulation of the mating ritual ODF the Tarantula Spider ?
- Besame Mucho
Bésame Mucho” (Kiss me a lot) is a song written in 1940 by the mexican songwriter Consuelo Velázquez. According to her , she wrote this song even though she had never been kissed yet at the time and kissing, as she heard, was considered a sin
- Tico Tico
Tico-Tico no Fubá, Composed in 1917 por Zequinha de Abreu.
- España cañí (Spanish Gypsy),
The style is called paso doble and Pascual Marquina Narro composed it in 1923. It was the first of it´s kind to be heard in a bullfighting ring on the 17th of June of 1931. This festivity was as a charity event for the unemployed presided by the president of Spain’s second republic don Niceto Alcalá Zamora
A Greek song from 1926 literally meaning “Egyptian”. Originating form Anatolia. The melody has been so popular for so long that many people, from Morocco to Iraq, claim it to be a folk song from their own country. In 1943, Miriam Kressyn wrote Yiddish lyrics to the song. The Beach recorded this track In 1944 . Furthermore, you can also hear it in Tarantino´s movie: Pulp Fiction.
Other songs performed
- Lars Hopker ( Denmark)
- Solea (Spain)
- Le Mer ( France)
- The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond” ( Scotland
- Funicula ( Italy )and many more.
Please revisit our website to view a short video for this live concert and for upcoming dates of newer Concerts in Melbourne 2015 with Violin , Spanish Guitar showcasing representative musical traditions of our migrant community. This concert is a production by Thomas Lorenzo Productions