Alla Boara: Ancient Roots
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. 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. They were also recently featured at the 43rd annual Tri-C Jazz Festival. Ancient Roots is a multimedia performance from Alla Boara that is accompanied by in-depth story telling. Woven seamlessly throughout the performance are snippets of Alan Lomax’s 1954 field recordings and an animated visual narration that utilizes actual photos from Alan Lomax’s journeys through the most rural parts of Italy. Along with the stories and history behind each of these songs, “Ancient Roots” follows the journey of Alan Lomax to bring the audience a deeper perspective on these ancient traditions and display how these songs show the common humanity within us all.