- Jan 23, 2018
A live performance and Q&A will follow the screening, with cinematographer Lucas Miller and singers Avery Book, Gideon Crevoshay, Carl Linich, and Doug Paisley.
Aterúe: the singers from elsewhere is a feature length documentary filmed in 2013 and completed in 2017. It is the story of a group of singers from America who discovered and learned to sing cantu a tenòre, a deeply rooted Sardinian singing tradition. Little did they know that they were the first people outside of Sardinia to sing this music.
The quartet formed in 2007 to study and perform traditional songs from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia. The entrancing guttural sounds, overtones, and rhythmic precision of the traditional singing form called cantu a tenore led UNESCO to declare it a “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” (2005.) The Tenores are the only ensemble outside of Sardinia that is dedicated to singing cantu a tenore.
Over the years, the Tenores have been in-demand performers on stages throughout the US, Canada, and Sardinia. They have appeared on VPR, New York City’s WFMU, BBC Radio, and on Sardinia’s Radio Barbagia and TCS Television. They released their first studio recorded CD in 2016: https://tenoresdeaterue.bandcamp.com/
2017. USA. In English and Italian with English subtitles. 70 minutes.