Talk on Music of Migration

June 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Palazzo Comunale, Aula Consiliare
Piazza Carlo Maria Carafa
1, 95042 Grammichele CT
Exvoto about migration by Daniel Vilchis


Presenters: Eugenio Marino, Chrissy Arce,

and Lorella Di Gregorio





Eugenio Marino
 is the Head of the National Democratic Party for Italians abroad. He graduated in Modern Literature with a thesis on the relationship between literature and Italian song writing. After graduation, he earned a master’s degree in journalism and communication. He has worked with newspapers and Internet portals on issues of politics, culture and music and has published several studies on diaspora and emigration in music. His book, Andarsene sognando. L’emigrazione nella canzone italiana, is a historical reconstruction of Italy in the last 150 years through the Italian songs that deal with emigration. More on:


Chrissy Arce received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in Latin American literature and cultural studies, and is an associate professor at the University of Miami. She works on issues of race and gender in Mexican, Caribbean and Brazilian cultural production and has a vital interest in immigration and non-Western epistemologies. Her book, México’s Nobodies, was recently published by Suny Press in the series “Genders in the Global South,” and has also published articles in such journals as Callaloo and Aztlán. More on:


Lorella Di Gregorio is a Ph.D. student in Romance Languages at the University of Miami where she teaches Spanish and conducts her research on 20th and 21st Mexican and Southern Italian cultural production related to migration and organized crime: corridos, exvotos, sceneggiata, canzone neomelodica, etc. Recently, she presented a research paper titled “‘Pa’l norte’ o ‘A’merica’” at the University of California – Irvine, for the XXII Annual Juan Bruce-Novoa Mexican Studies Conference. Her further interests are related with her first MA in Contemporary Art, with a focus on Outsider Art. More on: