Alan Lomax: the man who recorded the world… not always with the best practices.

CW: Race, racism and black culture representation. All the blues was born and developed following the slavery of black communities, and it was only almost three centuries later that it became possible to hear the voice of this human mass, uprooted from their land, frustrated in the most elementary expectations of life, desperate in anContinue reading “Alan Lomax: the man who recorded the world… not always with the best practices.”

NEW COURSE STARTING SOON!

REGISTER HERE:+ English form+ Italian form The NEW ROUND of my ONLINE SOLO BLUES Classes is about to start! Join me for 6 WEEKS OF SOLO BLUES DANCING! What? 6 weeks Solo Blues Dancing, classes of 1 hour each + 30 minutes Practice Session!You don’t need a partner, you’ll be dancing alone! When? On Thursday, from June 3rd to JulyContinue reading “NEW COURSE STARTING SOON!”

THE BIG SPRINGTIME BLUES

REGISTER HERE:+ English form+ Italian form Spring is back and so is the NEW ROUND of my ONLINE SOLO BLUES Classes! And for this edition we are going BIG… VERY BIG! There will be 8 WEEKS OF SOLO BLUES WITH ME! What? 8 weeks Solo Blues Dancing, classes of 1 hour each + 30 minutes Practice Session!You don’tContinue reading “THE BIG SPRINGTIME BLUES”

CHICAGO AND THE CHESS RECORDS

In April 2018 I went to Chicago for the first time. I went there with my bag full of dreams and ready to experience the blues in one of the places where it had lived, developed… I wanted to breathe the blues. So in this post today I want to share a tiny bit ofContinue reading “CHICAGO AND THE CHESS RECORDS”

BLUES POETRY: STERLING A. BROWN AND THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE

Despite its humble origins and its often formulaic and repetitive nature, the blues has represented one of the most flourishing resources and one of the most important deposits for African American culture. Poets and writers have turned to it in search of powerful tools and symbols, shapes and figures suitable to describe a peculiar andContinue reading “BLUES POETRY: STERLING A. BROWN AND THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE”

BLUES LEGENDS: MEMPHIS MINNIE

For my new blog post I have decided to talk a bit about one of my personally favorite blues legends… a woman who has shaped blues history in many different ways, bringing a unique touch and a clear view of artistry through her music. Let me introduce you to Memphis Minnie! She is defined asContinue reading “BLUES LEGENDS: MEMPHIS MINNIE”