Friday - December, 06 @ 8:00pm
The poverty, isolation, and exploitation of Southern Italy and Sicily gave birth to secret societies that governed the regions with age old traditional feudal codes of honor, loyalty and revenge. These societies evolved to become today’s organized criminal organizations in Calabria, Naples, and Sicily that are known by the names “Ndrangheta, Camurra, and Mafia” respectively. These predatory organizations have long since stopped acting as local governments for the poor and have terrorized Southern Italy and Sicily for generations.
“Malandrino: Underworld Music from Southern Italy and Sicily” will present the songs of this dark subculture. Banned in most of Italy and almost never performed anywhere, these songs tell the story of the underworld in the region through prison songs, revenge ballads, odes of loyalty and songs of love and betrayal. Please join us.
650A Congress Street, Portland ME
- Mon: 5PM-11PM
- Tues: 6PM-12AM
- Wed: 5PM-12AM
- Thurs: 5PM-12AM
- Fri & Sat: 5PM-1AM
- Sun: 4PM-10PM
Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.
We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.