Audio Recording Interview with Pompeo Stillo about his musical career and folk music and dance traditions of Calabria, Chicago, Illinois, part 1
About this Item
- Interview with Pompeo Stillo about his musical career and folk music and dance traditions of Calabria, Chicago, Illinois, part 1
- Contributor Names
- Mathias, Elizabeth (Collector)
- Stillo, Pompeo (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Chicago, Illinois, May 9, 1977
- Subject Headings
- - Italian Americans
- - Songs
- - Interviews
- - Music
- - Illinois -- Chicago
- - Pompeo Stillo, part 1
- - Part 1 of a 4-part interview with Pompeo Stillo, recorded at his store, Harrison Radio, 5909 W. Irving Park Rd., Irving Park IL; Stillo's story of coming to America and continuing his musical career here; about the Italian Americans from many regions in Italy who come into his shop; about Stillo’s musical career in the U.S. and Canada; how he bought Harrison Radio; about his success in stocking and selling only Italian music with an emphasis on folk music; about his childhood in Calabria and.growing up with music; making bamboo flutes; the ocarina, a traditional instrument; plays the a tarantella on the ocarina; and a variation, “Carnival in Venice”; about his village and traditional music, and folk dances in Calabria; the cantastoria; Stillo sings a cantastoria and translates a funny and slightly bawdy story; Stillo plays a mouth harp (sometimes called a Jew’s harp); customer enters the shop; about regional dialects in Italy; Stillo sings a song; about the destruction of Calabria by tourism; Stillo’s love of folk music, as the true expression of the folk.
- audiocassette, C-60
- Call Number/Physical Location
- MBRS Shelflist: RYA 0744
- Field Project Identifier: CH77-T201-C
- Call number: AFC 1981/004: AFS 20725b
- Source Collection
- Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection (AFC 1981/004)
- American Folklife Center
- Online Format
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Chicago citation style:
Mathias, Elizabeth, and Pompeo Stillo. Interview with Pompeo Stillo about his musical career and folk music and dance traditions of Calabria, Chicago, Illinois, part 1. Chicago, Illinois, May 9, 1977. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20725b/.
APA citation style:
Mathias, E. & Stillo, P. (1977) Interview with Pompeo Stillo about his musical career and folk music and dance traditions of Calabria, Chicago, Illinois, part 1. Chicago, Illinois, May 9. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20725b/.
MLA citation style:
Mathias, Elizabeth, and Pompeo Stillo. Interview with Pompeo Stillo about his musical career and folk music and dance traditions of Calabria, Chicago, Illinois, part 1. Chicago, Illinois, May 9, 1977. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20725b/>.