Looped Violin & Comedy Performance: Fictional Italian History | SF
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Eric Quezada Center | 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA
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Shaping San Francisco | City History Lectures
Shaping San Francisco is a series of free lectures, which aim to excavate the city’s lost history. It’s a place to meet and talk unmediated by corporations, official spokespeople, religion, political parties, or dogma.
Shaping San Francisco
Periodic Wednesdays | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics | 518 Valencia St, SF
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Norman Nawrocki—Cazzarola | Shaping San Francisco | City History Lectures
Norman Nawrocki, acclaimed comedian and performer, takes you on a wild ride in and out of history, real and imagined. In his past performances, Nawrocki has dramatized excerpts from Cazzarola, playing several characters from the book, then performing selections from the album on his looped and sampled violin.
Cazzarola is a gripping, epic, political, historical, and romantic novel spanning 130 years in the life of the Discordias, a fictional family of Italian anarchists. It details the family’s heroic, multigenerational resistance to fascism in Italy and their ongoing involvement in the anarchist movement.
From early 20th-century factory strikes and occupations, armed anarchist militias, and attempts on Mussolini’s life, to postwar student and labor protest, and confronting the newest wave of contemporary neofascist violence sweeping Europe, the Discordias navigate the decades of political, economic, and social turmoil.
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