A collection of excerpts from films by Tom Palazzolo focuing on music in Chicago, from street performers on Maxwell St to folk and rock bands at neighborhood festivals. Continue reading
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“Mensajeros” presenta una interpretacion musical de “El Grupo Camayoc,” que significa “mensajero” en Nahuatl, la idiome de varias gente indigenas de Centro-America. El Grupo Camayoc grabo esta interpretacion con Julia Lesage y Chuck Kleinhans al aire libre en Estelí, Nicaragua, en Septembre 1987. Ellos tocan sus canciones originales y tambien interpreten unos canciones de Carlos Mejía Godoy y Pablo Milanés. Continue reading
Troubadours presents a musical performance by the Nicaraguan folk singing group, Camayoc, which means “messenger” in Nahuatl, the language of ancient indigenous people in Central America. Groupo Camayoc taped this performance with Julia Lesage and Chuck Kleinhans outdoors in Estelí, Nicaragua, in September 1987. They play both their own songs and those of Carlos Mejía Godoy and Pablo Milanés. Continue reading
Although not as well-known as his late brother Fred, Ed Holstein has been an important figure in Chicago’s folk music scene ever since folk first took root in the late 1960s. After getting their start in clubs like The Earl of Old Town and Somebody Else’s Troubles, Ed and his brothers Fred and Alan opened their own club, Holsteins’, which drew prominent performers until it closed in the late 1980s. Considered one of the greatest finger-picking guitarists in Chicago, Ed … Continue reading
Filmmakers Tom Palazzolo, Jeff Kreines, and Bernie Caputo attend the annual Chicago Senior Citizens Picnic hosted by the Democratic Party. Shot in the style of direct cinema, they spend the afternoon in a Chicago park following the seniors as they have a musical revue, hula dance, listen to speeches, play organized games and generally seem to have an all around fabulous time. Continue reading
Raw footage shot for the TV program Chicago Slices. This tape features a variety of footage, including: Folk singer, dogs, Skip walking train, Swap-O-Rama. Continue reading